Thanks for the input and I'm sorry that you couldn't come and
have more fun.
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I think that one misconception is that the rehearsals are to
"learn" the music. The reason for pre-registration as I see it,
are to give singers the chance to learn the music before, so
that the time can be spent on rehearsing the group, creating the
sound and spending more time on phrasing, dynamics and the
nuances that set Renaissance vocal music in that special
It's not a perfect thing, but we do try and do the best that we
can. Recorders are easier for me to transport, but having a
keyboard would be simple to play things. Arianna offered to
bring one and Tara has brought hers in the past, and I've used
it, but......I hate too. It brings in too much.......uh.
mundanity into it. I try to "recreate" as best as I can, so I
don't use an electronic keyboard for that reason.
Requesting different spaces can't happen at war. I tried.
During the prime times, no other space was available.
I will tell you that originally I had a 3 hour block requested,
it was my intention to separate groups in 30 minute blocks. and
then bring people together for the last 90 minutes. didnt'
happen . Oh well :)
I didn't have an assistant this year. I usually do have one, I
think Anne had one last year and Arianna mght have one next
year. It's all volunteer and who is able to commit.
> - I found that it was more difficult than I thought it
> would be to
> learn/run through my individual voice part when there are
> three other voices
> doing the same thing at the same time under the same tent.
> Perhaps some way
> might be found to separate the sections enough to minimize
> this? Perhaps
> rehearse sections first separately for the first hour and then
> bring us
> together in the second? Just a thought.
> - It might simplify things for our director if she (or an
> could pick out the melodies on some type of keyboard - or
> perhaps a harp -
> in any case a single instrument offering a range which could
> accomodate all
> our voices. I love the sound of recorders, but having to
> switch between
> different ones to play a few measures in the right octave
> can't have been
> - In may be beneficial for our director to find an
> dedicated accompanist
> for this purpose, freeing her to focus on the singers rather
> than having to
> split her attention up.
> - My pardon if any of these measures were attempted in
> those rehersals I
> was not able to attend.
> Humbly submitted,
> Marea Veronica d'Estoile of Rosewood