With the poor weather forecast for Sunday, and appreciating that several members have long distances to travel, we are amending the rehearsal schedule for this weekend.
Friday evening, tonight, will proceed as planned.
Saturday evening will be extended until 7:30 p.m. and NSYWE will provide a pizza dinner for our member. We will conclude our rehearsal weekend at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; there will be no rehearsals on Sunday.
Any member/parent who feels they would like to leave before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, for travel safety reasons, is free to do so.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Hope Gendron at NSYWE@eatlink.ca.
Happy New year. I hope that each of you enjoyed a restful Christmas
break. We have a tremendous challenge before us as musicians. The
music is amazing, and very challenging at the same time. Here is a
summary of the program, with reference recordings.
Opening Fanfare, Fanfare from the opera “La Peri” by
performed by combined Acadia U, Stad, and NSYWE Brass players at the very
beginning of the concert)
it is a C trumpet part
– you must transpose the part one whole tone higher than where it is written in
order to play the correct pitches on your B-flat trumpet.
recording, led by Ernst Ansermet (a friend of Dukas’s) – our tempos will be
different, but note the style changes
by Donald Coakley
played in the third set, by NSYWE alone)
by the Acadia University Wind Ensemble, 2010, for the BRS publishing co.
5) all four
movements of the Philip Sparke’s symphony for wind band, Dance Movements
– the second movement is
ww’s alone, the third is MUTED brass alone
Stad Band, led by Stad CO Brad Ritson)
We have a
huge amount to accomplish in a short time. Please print your music, then
listen to these recordings, with music in hand, and try to imagine how your
part fits into the context of the whole piece. Identify difficult
technical passages, and start preparing them. See you next week.
The Sharpe Dance Movements music posted earlier in December was borrowed and annotated, because we were waiting for our original parts to arrive from the United Kingdom. Our original pieces have arrived and the clean, unmarked parts are now posted online.
Some of the parts had a title page and some did not. So, based on the page numbering, it may look like some pages are missing in some parts; they’re not. The versions posted are complete.
Dr. Hopkins is choosing the Winter 2019 music; you will receive an e-mail when the new music is posted on this website.
As well, we are getting ready for the 2019-2020 season auditions. We will start accepting auditions soon after our February concert. This way, you will know much sooner if you have been accepted into the ensemble.
There’s been a change in the saxophone section – Keigan Allen is now on baritone sax; Sam Johnston has moved to the alto.
The website is getting a slight makeover, too. The posts section – this section – has been edited; a lot of early posts that were no longer current have been removed. Most of the unused forums have been removed; we’ll decide on the remaining two – carpooling and general news – over the summer. Some of the tour-specific content has been removed, too.
NSYWE clarinetist Lucas March will perform with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra on Nov. 24 and 25, in Lunenburg and Halifax, respectively.
Lucas, who hails from New Glasgow, was the featured soloist in NSYWE’s fall concerts this year, and is the most recent NS Talent Trust scholarship recipient.
“I wish to thank every supporter of young musicians like me because it encourages me to continue to strive and expand my craft. Being a musician can be extremely expensive. If it weren’t for the generous support of family, friends, community partners, and organizations like the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.
“I hope to inspire other music students in my community and in the province.”
On the program:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Béla Bartók: Violin Duos
Bedřich Smetana: Vltava (Die Moldau)
Johann Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
When and where:
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7:00 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax