I’m so excited to carry on working with you all on this programme. It’s sounding SO good, and we just seem to go from strength to strength each week. A little bit of a different one this week.
What we did on Monday 3rd October:
We started with some more excellently detailed work on Movement V. Throne Room & End Title joining up each section, with plenty of focus on the tempo and character changes the central section brings.
After the break we did some of the same but on West Side Story, getting to grips with all of the difficult tempo and style changes in that too.
What we’ll do on Monday 17th October:
This week, we’ll begin with Beethoven’s Allegretto, then we’ll do a smidgen on Movement II. Princess Leia’s Theme, before the Wind and Brass go home early and we’ll do a bit of string sectional work on Movement I. Main Title.
A reminder about our extra rehearsal on Saturday 22nd October at Adrian’s. The rehearsal will run from 14:00-17:30 with plenty of breaks. Most people have confirmed their availability, but if you haven’t, could you please confirm your availability for this.
Tickets are selling well and we’re expecting to sell out soon, with over 50 sold at the time of writing. Do get them in advance if you need them for family/friends. They’re £7.50 (bargain!) and you can get them from the Anstice at:
Please also see the poster below, and share it far and wide!
This week’s listening
With it being Ralph Vaughan Williams’s 150th birthday last Wednesday, I thought I’d share with you something a little different to our normal repertoire – Silent Noon from his song cycle The House of Life. This movement is unbelievably beautiful and tender, softly sung by solo baritone and accompanied by gently rocking chords in the piano accompaniment. It’s only 4 minutes long, so well worth a LISTEN HERE.
See you all on Monday 17th