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Welcome back.  

The spring concert has been scheduled for Saturday night, May 5th at 7:00 pm with the dress rehearsal on Friday, May 4th; figure 6:00 pm for this.  The site is to be determined.  I hope to get permission to use the Methodist Church again.  As with the last two concerts, there will be solos, duets, etc. added to the program.  The music committee will have to hear what you plan on singing, and accept it.  Due to time constraints for the concert, not everyone who auditions is guaranteed a spot on the program.

On Tuesday, we sang through all the pieces.  The following are my notes regarding some of them.  I will apologize in advance for not having some of the symbols available in my email software that are used in the music.  We will do the best we can.

Best of the Beach Boys - for now, be aware of changes in time signatures.  "I Get Around", "California Girls", and "Fun, Fun, Fun" are all in 4/4 time, while "In My Room" is in 12/8 time.

The Climb - sing straight through to the bottom of page7 (where it shows D.S. al Coda).  Go back to the middle of page 4, measure 15.  Sing through the end of the top system on page 5 and then go to the top of page 8.  From there we go straight through to the end.

God Bless the USA - (tenors and basses start in unison).  Sing through the end of the middle system on page 7 (D.S. al Coda).  Go back to the top of page 4, 2nd measure, and sing through measure 23 on page 5.  Then go to the first measure on the bottom of page 7 (coda) and continue to the end.

Joy to the World -  (this explanation gets a little bit long.  I hope I don't put you to sleep).  Start by noting that pages 2 and 3 have verses 1,2, and 3 on them.  Who sings each verse is to be determined, but understand that they are in unison.  (For now, I suggest that everybody practice each verse).  The top of page 4 starts the refrain.  This is sung in parts.  The 2nd measure at the top of page 5 is the ending after the first and second verse refrains (1st ending, 2nd ending).  Return to the top of page 3 for the second and third verse.  When singing the refrain after the 3rd verse, after singing the first measure at the top of page 5, skip the next measure and go to the third measure top of the page (3rd ending).  Continue through 2nd measure at the top of page 8 (where you'll see a : followed by a double bar).  Go back to the last measure on page 6 (where you'll see a double bar followed by :).  Then sing straight through to the end.  To try and simplify this a little:

Page 2 & 3 verse 1 unison.  Page 4 through the 2nd measure top of 5 in parts.

Page 2 & 3 verse 2 unison.  Page 4 through the 2nd measure top of 5 in parts.

Page 2 & 3 verse 3 unison.  Page 4 through the 1st measure top of 5 and 3rd measure top of 5 in parts.

Bottom of page 5 through 2nd measure top of page 8 in parts.

Return of last measure bottom of page 6 and sing straight through to the end in parts.


Listening:

21 Guns

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPrmHroPsMY&feature=youtu.be

Best of the Beach Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfYqwRAESvk&feature=youtu.be

Blessing (Not a perfect match but close enough)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TyraEmdtbM&feature=youtu.be

The Climb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPIyyaggqfg&feature=youtu.be

God Bless the U.S.A.

 https://youtu.be/8wFwe5GnK2A

Joy to the World (couldn’t find Freed Arr) This is Fun

https://youtu.be/d4aTBtna4-U

I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow (Men Only)

 https://youtu.be/9wJx1ltxJ4Y

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