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Premiere Orchestra Messages

Welcome to Premiere String Ensembles- Winter 2021

 

David Drassal- Premiere@byso.org

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JANUARY 25, 2021 UPDATE- REHEARSAL MOVED TO TOMORROW JANUARY 26, 2021

  • Premiere string ensembles will NOT meet tonight (January 25)
  • We will instead meet at the same time and location tomorrow, January 26
  • We will record and post the rehearsal video for anyone who is unable to attend the rehearsal

 

Premiere Red Ensemble- Mondays 6:15-7:15

Premiere Blue Ensemble- Mondays 7:30-8:30

  • Music- Orange Jam- A copy of the music was emailed to your contact email adress
    • January 4- Tonight- Get to know the ensemble and the music
    • January 11- Join UpBeat Live- Work on measures 15-33
    • January 18- NO REHEARSAL- MLK Day
    • January 25- Measures 15-33- similar parts practicing together
    • February 1- Measures 37-45- Timing- rhythms, syncopations
    • February 8- Measures 45-end- Lining up 53 to the end
    • February 15- NO REHEARSAL- Mid-Winter Break
    • February 22- Measures 1-15
    • March 1- Recording Practice with backing tracks
    • March 8- Final Rehearsal- Final notes and backing tracks

ABOUT THE PIECE: ORANGE JAM BY JEFFREY S. BISHOP

  • Original work for the Oregon Music Educator’s Association Junior High All State Orchestra in 2007
  • Influenced by the teachers and students that he worked with while he was the guest conductor for the orchestra in 2006
  • Straight forward rock piece
    • –Influences of jazz, funk, rock, and fiddle
  • Emphasis on proper bowing style and double stops to create an infectious rhythmic groove
  • Have Fun!

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Key of g minor- 2 flats- Bb and Eb
  • Double stops- all should be played by all musicians
  • Glissando- All on one string- one beat long with a heavy landing on beat 1 after the gliss.
  • Slide- Start under the pitch printed and quickly slide into the printed note
  • Hammered accents- Many sections ask for a very heavy rock-style sound, like heavy martele

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