Musicians speak different languages

Different musicians speak different languages. Guitarists speak differently than pianists.  Vocalists speak differently than drummers.  And string players speak differently than brass players.

So here’s a little glimpse into the orchestral world from this past weekend at Topeka Bible Church.  These are all the edits we made to make the songs singable (so there weren’t as many stinking repeats all over the place).

Orchestra Edits for February 14, 2010

NEW DOXOLOGY

  • – delete ms.13-14
  • – delete ms.34-35
  • – add a one measure repeat at ms. 45 (we will repeat ms.45 once)
  • – add a ritard at ms.65
  • – create a whole note in ms.66 with whatever first note you play in that measure, (that is if you don’t already have a whole note), if you have nothing but rests in ms.66…do not add a whole note
  • – place a fermata at ms.66 on your whole note/rest

YOU’RE WORTHY OF MY PRAISE

  • – tacet ms.1-4
  • – repeat ms.1-4 (continue to tacet)
  • – add a single measure repeat ms.29
  • – add a single measure repeat ms.30
  • – add a D.S. at the end of ms.30
  • – at the end of ms.28, write in “2nd time, repeat to ms.21”
  • – turn your 1st ending into a 2nd ending as well, the repeats you entered for ms.29 and ms.30 are good both times, add a “FINE” to the end of ms.30 the final time
  • – delete ms.31 to end
  • – the band will play 4 more measures of music as an ending, the orchestra will tacet during these 4 measures

HEAR OUR PRAISES

  • – delete ms.41-42
  • – ms. 43 will be a 2nd ending
  • – delete the repeat at ms.47 (keep the measure)
  • – delete ms.54

I GIVE YOU MY HEART

  • – delete the repeat in ms.1 (keep the measure)
  • – delete ms.4
  • – delete ms. 28-35
  • – edit ms.40 to say “2. Repeat to Chorus: TO 2”
  • – delete ms.41-45
  • JESUS MESSIAH
  • – no edits!

I AM FREE

  • – be sure that you have version in the concert key of C (music will be handed out if you don’t have the correct key)
  • – delete the repeat at ms.1 (keep the measure)
  • – delete the repeat at ms.4 (keep the measure)
  • – at ms.81, write in “2nd time D.S. al CODA”
  • – delete ms.82-86

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