Dear Metropolitan Symphony Musicians,
Our first “real” rehearsal this week demonstrated a big step forward with our new music.
We appreciate your attendance. If you were not present, be sure to look at and listen to your music before our next rehearsal. We don’t want anyone to fall behind and become discouraged as a result. Your individual practice will make these difficult projects possible.
We hope you have marked those special passages we identified for practice. There are a lot of pages of music, but targeted work on the challenging spots we worked through will get your fingers and brains going. ALL strings could start digging into that passage in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet with the 16th notes (letters E & O are basically the same music), as you will be individually responsible for recording yourself later this rehearsal cycle. We will give you the specifics at a later time.
A few detailed requests:
- There was some confusion in copying the correct wind and percussion Wagner parts. Be sure you have the RIGHT version. Both should be stamped “York Orchestra.” If you were absent or are not sure, please arrive early next week and check with our music librarian (Paul Sekulski) at the MYSO library office BEFORE rehearsal.
- Let’s please have our A Clarinet access worked out. Mr. E will bring a couple more A instruments to use, but it would be great if those of you who can borrow one from another source can have that in place by this upcoming rehearsal.
- Horns—in Wagner “Introduction to Act III, Lohengrin” you have F parts in the incorrect edition. But, that will show you almost the entire piece without dealing with those strange and frequent transpositions. You will need to work out the ending—the last eight or 12 bars or so from the “York Orchestra” version on your F horn. Please have this resolved before rehearsal this week. We can’t make music together if you can’t read your music!
Have a great week!
Mr. John Emanuelson (JohnEmanuelson@myso.org)
Mr. Jon Winkle (email@example.com)