I thought I would repost the local musical events that we announced at last session.
First the Hospice Hymnathon 2015. It takes place Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June 2015 at Lancing College Chapel. It’s being produced by Friends of Sussex Hospices and is a very worthy cause. Carol and I will not be involved but if any of you want to organize a group to go, that’s great. There is more information in the link above.
I grew up singing hymns and love them dearly but unfortunately most of the notes lie in places that cause my voice some distress, so I respectfully beg off.
The Lewes Singers are performing the Vivaldi Gloria (by Candlelight!) on Sunday 21 December at 6pm at St. Michael’s Church on the High St in Lewes. Nick Houghton is conducting and there is a small orchestra led by Julia Bishop. This is a very fine amateur group and worth your time. Further info in the link.
The East Sussex Community Choir and Orchestra (also Nicholas Houghton) will be performing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio plus Christmas carols for choir and audience on Saturday 20th December at Lewes Town Hall at 7:30pm. I know that several of you are involved in this which is great. It’s a wonderful piece.
Carol says I should also tout the virtues of an upcoming concert that I am singing the solo tenor work in. The East Sussex Bach Choir is performing C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat and the Haydn “Nelson Mass” at St John sub Castro on Saturday 6th December at 7:30pm.
Here’s a lovely and varied arrangement of Good King Wenceslas for us to warble through. There are key changes aplenty and everyone gets a shot at the melody which gets tossed recklessly––sorry, I meant artfully––back and forth.
Audio for all 3 parts:
Audio for all Soprano:
Audio for all Alto:
Audio for all Baritone:
Here it is in all its comical splendour! The Official LVW Coffee/Tea Mug–– just waiting for some happy LVW newbie to grab them up. Only 4 left! And the first 4 people to leave a comment on this site or email me will have them, free for the asking to clear space in our office.
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Tagged carol kelly, choir, chorus, don giovanni, don juan, finale, mozart, parts, paul austin kelly, piano, sab
Here is a really sweet, lilting 3-part song for us to work on. It was originally arranged for 4 parts (SATB) but Carol very cleverly and handily whittled it down to 3 (SAB). She also included a note about Sir Willie on the top of the first page of music that is worth reading.
Have a look and listen through and we’ll begin work on it next session, which is 26 June.
(Hmmm….. stern by name, stern by nature by the looks of things.)
Come Live With Me – 3 Part Audio
Come Live With Me – Soprano Audio
Come Live With Me – Alto Audio
Come Live With Me – Bass Audio
Sakura is the flowering cherry tree, Japan’s most celebrated plant. The blossom is the national flower. This familiar (some might even say clichéd) melody is given a lovely 3 part treatment here that I think you’ll enjoy working on and singing.
Sakura 3 parts audio
Sakura – 3 Parts – P1
Sakura – 3Parts, P2
Sakura – Soprano audio
Sakura – Soprano part
Sakura – Alto audio
Sakura – Alto part
Sakura – Baritone audio
Sakura – Baritone part
Sorry it’s taken so long, Mike but here it is at last, and I think quite a lovely arrangement, too! Baritones get the melody at the opening and then pass it off to the sopranos. And both Altos and Baritones will have fun with all the fab semi-quavers that bring it all to a close. Enjoy!
*Note to Baritones: When you play your audio part be prepared to wait for the opening 3 bars rest before your part starts to play!
Jock O’Hazeldean – 3-Part audio
Jock O’Hazeldean – Soprano audio
Jock O’Hazeldean – Alto audio
Jock O’Hazeldean – Baritone audio
Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends! Ladies and Gentlemen, LVW has new music!
Audio for all 3 parts
Audio for Soprano
Audio for Alto
Audio for Baritone
So, just in case you are still sitting on the edge of your sofas, grinding your teeth and swearing softly, here are the answers to the Rhythm & Names Match Game.
See you all soon, we hope!
George Friedrich Handel
Luciano Pavarotti (first name is only 3 syllables, remember!)
Tommy Lee Jones
Alexander McCall Smith
Cher (most people got this one)
Sir John Tomlinson
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Not really William Byrd
But here it is nevertheless because it’s very nice.