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Elgar, Serenade for Strings, second movement, from an outdoor rehearsal
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AndrewH
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Our conductor posted this video, from Monday's rehearsal, on YouTube:

All I have to say is: it's great to be back! I hope other people are starting to see musical groups getting back to some semblance of normal too.

(The video was taken using a cellphone on a windy evening, so the audio quality isn't ideal, but it's good enough to hear the music.)

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That was awesome @AndrewH !  Small thing...but I also liked the  geese flying over adding their 2 cents...that was pretty cool.   glad you posted this...i havent or dont remember this piece of music, but its great.   also..  very nice nice acoustics there... congrats on getting the band back together!  better times.

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I have to wait until the 21st.

Andrew

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Nice!

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That was great. Thanks for sharing.

@Gordon Shumway The 21st won’t come soon enough for you!

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@Gordon Shumway The 21st won’t come soon enough for you! 

It might come too soon if I can't get some practice in!

Andrew

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@AndrewH -

Every bit of that piece is very beautiful, borderline melancholy - a soothing massage for my soul!  🥰

Outstanding historical commentary with the video, too!

Really appreciate all of the music you share with us here on the forum.

❤ Thank you! ❤

 

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I'm pretty sure the reverb was added artificially. Most likely by the smartphone camera software -- the phone I had before my current one would do that automatically, and it drove me crazy because I couldn't turn it off! But, yes, the geese (and people's reactions) added a little something. Our outdoor rehearsal location is a block away from an artificial lake, and only about ten minutes' walk from the Sacramento River, so we've heard them a lot.

If you haven't heard it, the entire Elgar Serenade for Strings is well worth listening to, and there are plenty of recordings of it on YouTube and elsewhere.

Just a side note: I didn't completely miss everyone in this orchestra for the past year. Two violinists here have also been part of the Socially Distant Orchestra in recent months.

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That’s awesome! It’s so great to see people playing together again! 🤗

I still have to wait until August before our group can start again... 

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@AndrewH It's really nice to see you folks getting together again. Makes me feel like life CAN get back to normal.

BTW: Are you using a tablet for your music? I'm still backwards when it comes to sheet music. Download... print.... blow off music stand!

Nice music.

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Bob said
@AndrewH It's really nice to see you folks getting together again. Makes me feel like life CAN get back to normal.

BTW: Are you using a tablet for your music? I'm still backwards when it comes to sheet music. Download... print.... blow off music stand!

Nice music.

  

I'm not. I don't own a tablet. I put my sheet music in a three-ring binder, had two paper clips holding music down at the top (one on each side), used my phone as a paperweight on the left side, and angled a pencil in the binder pocket to hold down the page on the right side. If you find me in the video and look closely at the music stand in front of me, you can see both the phone and the pencil.

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Tablets might be hard to see in the sunlight, anyway, wouldn’t they? I use a tablet in the house for some and paper for some. With sunglasses on in the sun, my tablet is hard to read, no matter how I adjust the brightness. 

Your orchestra you are a member of is great, @AndrewH. Really enjoy the videos.

I like the binder instead of separate sheets outside. 

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Thank you for posting this enjoyed listing to it.

 

Mark

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@AndrewH

Glad your group has resumed playing.  What I nice piece to be welcomed back with—& geese saying “humans getting their groove back”

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We played on the 21st and it was terrible. I hadn't been practising the specific pieces. We played the Turina (vivace heel, pizz., heel, pizz., heel, pizz., etc) and an Albinoni concerto (two allegro movements full of 16th notes détachées), both impossible for me. They will have to be part of my "summer putsch" in case we continue them in September.

Andrew

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Logging in probably for the last time for a few weeks or so, so just catching up on some of the posts I've missed and wanted to comment on before I go!

Enjoyed that @AndrewH very much indeed!   Thanks for sharing the link.   

Although NOT my genre for playing (as everyone knows),  I do listen to, and enjoy, classical music "in the background" both on CDs I have, and stations like Classic FM and other sources - (that's after I simply gave-up on "Radio One" years ago - when "rock was rock" don't worry if you don't get the reference - it's a UK thing LOL)

Yeah - hard to say but I guess there is reverb (possibly natural echo ???? dunno) present - but honestly (for me) it neither added to nor distracted from the overall performance considering the audio was captured on a cellphone.  It's just such a heartwarming pleasure to see folks out there and playing !!!!

Thanks again AndrewH for that, and so happy for you to be able to participate in sessions like these again !  Great stuff !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Gordon Shumway said
We played on the 21st and it was terrible. I hadn't been practising the specific pieces. We played the Turina (vivace heel, pizz., heel, pizz., heel, pizz., etc) and an Albinoni concerto (two allegro movements full of 16th notes détachées), both impossible for me. They will have to be part of my "summer putsch" in case we continue them in September.

  

It also took us a while to get used to playing as a group again. The first hour or so of our first rehearsal was terrible, but it got better after that. I was also at a distinct disadvantage compared to other musicians, because I was sight-reading the Dvorak while almost everyone else had at least rehearsed it two or three times in the fall while I was out after my car accident. (They didn't perform in the fall because the rehearsal schedule was interrupted by smoke from wildfires and then it got too cold to perform outside.)

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I hope you both can get back to your orchestras regular at the point you were at before everyone was interrupted, soon.

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