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Review of the Requiem Concert
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CameronLG
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November 24, 2013 - 10:07 am
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Sorry I do not have a video recording yet, but I do have an audio recording, so if you guys could, please go listen to it and tell me what you think. Give as much criticism as possible because in all honesty it helps me understand our concert from the listeners perspective better.

 

Link ((Note you can download it from this link! just right click and choose save link as)).

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49565211/GraysonHSMusic/Requiem/concert/Req-Full-Concert.mp3

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CameronLG
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Meant to post this before, Here is the sheet music as well, if any of you want to follow along.

 

http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/im.....6FSeul.pdf

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Downloaded and put on my mp3 player.  I'll listen while I cook tomorrow.  :-)

Fave CD right now:  Notorious "Road to Damascus"

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Is this a community group performance?  How much time did your group have to prepare this piece for performance?  Overall, well-played for a piece of such complexity.

Seems like the higher notes are more likely to be flat for the violins.  There were a few spots where the tempo was rushed or lagging by the strings, and one spot where the round-like nature of the music caused a little confusion. 

I also heard some parts where the sopranos and violins were in unison and the notes sounded spot on.  By the way, your soprano soloists sounded lovely!  I was going to say that it sounded very (and I'm making up this word) "mono-volume-atic" but after glancing at the score that's just how it is -- mostly forte.  There were a few places, however, that the instruments forte washed out the singers forte and you couldn't really hear the vocals.

In spite of some rough spots, I enjoyed listening to it and will keep it on my player.  I would consider this a good performance for an amateur group.  Thanks for posting it!

Diane 

 

Fave CD right now:  Notorious "Road to Damascus"

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CameronLG
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@Luv2Learn Yes it is a group performance, 2 school orchestra's 3 school choruses and  the soloists are from the Atlanta Symphony Opera, and we had from August to the Thursday before thanksgiving to prepare.

 

Otherwise thank you for the feedback, I had noticed the "flatness" of the violins especially in Lacrimosa and Domine Jesu.

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