[YCB clarinets] Summary of Clarinet Sectional on Sunday
erwaman at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 03:28:55 EST 2012
Here's a summary of what we went over in the clarinet sectional last
Sunday. Please find an hour some time this week to go over your parts
outside of rehearsal. Also, make sure you have a good reed for Friday!
* Huck Hodge, mvmt. 4: this is the most rhythmical movement, and we
want crisp, accurate sixteenth notes. Make sure you're constantly
counting sixteenth notes in your head. For the sextuplets, break
them up into 3s (da-ga-da, da-ga-da), and break the septuplets up
into 3 and 4 (da-ga-da, da-ga-da-ga).
* Star Wars
o Mvmt. 1:
+ work on the section from 31 to 44, which includes a lot of
hairpin dynamics. Bring out the accents, and bring out the
crescendoes in 37, 38, 40, 41, and 43.
o Mvmt. 2:
+ at 19, when the flute solo starts, play very pianissimo, but
2nd and 3rd clarinets should bring out their hairpin
dynamics and their quarter and eighth notes
+ at 44, 2nds and 3rds should play the sixteenth notes as
legato and flowing as possible
+ from 51 to 57, there's an accelerando followed by a
rallentando - make sure you watch Duffy closely during this
section and stay with him
o Mvmt. 3:
+ at 12 and 24, the eighth notes should be similar in length
(so more legato and less staccato)
+ can can sections - make sure you're comfortable with the
accidentals (sharps and double sharps).
o Mvmt. 4:
+ practice 19-27
+ bring out the hairpin dynamics at 28 and 30
+ 48-51 - very legato and piannissimo, play under the harp
+ work on the triplets in the last 4 measures of the pieces
which segue right into the fifth movement
o Mvmt. 5:
+ from 14-27, play with even, same-length notes and a constant
+ subdivide all the sextuplets, septuplets, octuplets, and
nonnuplets in your head - 3 + 3, 3 + 4, 4 + 4, and 4 + 5.
+ from 48 to 56, do hairpin dynamics as follows: 2 bars
crescendo, 2 bars descrescendo, etc.
+ 81 to 83: make sure you hit the accented downbeats even if
you need to fake the other notes a little bit
See you at rehearsal today,
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