Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Its bite is worse than its Bach!

Am I the only soprano who is thinking AUGGGGGHHHH! after our first rehearsal on the Bach?

There were a few places where I thought I had things nailed, then we'd go over them, and everything fell apart again. Well - not everything, but certainly some places were rather fudgy. Ugh. Not good.

I found some of the rhythms and intervals quite difficult to manage, and from the nasty combination of uneasy silence and incorrect notes and rhythms around me, I don't think I was the only one.

So I am wondering whether there are any sectional rehearsals planned, or if anyone is interested in organising impromptu sectionals to go over problem areas? I'm singing sop., but I would imagine the need is there in other voice parts as well.

If so, please comment. If not, I guess I'll just slog away on my own at home in extra time, until I get things right.

1 comment:

Leta said...

You're not the only one who struggled with seeing the oratorio for the first time, but I think you'll find that the workshop on Saturday 20 September will take a lot of the AUGGGGGHHHH! out of Bach. And yes, there will be sectionals if and when David deems them necessary. He usually takes the men away and leaves the ladies with Dora, our assistant conductor. And yes, we are expected to do some note bashing at home too!