Gail's practice tracks for Sopranos - Spring 2022
Program for the Warwick Valley Chorale's
Spring 2022 Concerts
01 Star Spangled Banner Arr. by Dennis English
02 When Jesus Wept Gilbert M. Martin
04 I Bought Me a Cat (SSA) Aaron Copeland; arr. by Ken Straker
05 Ching-A-Ring Chaw Copland. arr. by Irving Fine
06 Every Time I Feel the Spirit arr. by William L. Dawson
07 There’s A Little Wheel (SSA) Spiritual
08 Down to the River to Pray Gwyneth Walker
09 Camptown Races Stephen Foster; arr. by Jack Halloran
10 Hard Times Come Again No More Stephen Foster, arr. by Shawn Kirchner
11 Nelly Bly Stephen Foster, arr. by Jack Halloran
12 Oh Susannah Stephen Foster, arr. by Mark Hayes
13 John Henry Adapted by Robert DeCormier
** Intermission **
14 Give My Regards to Broadway George M Cohan; arr. by Carl Strommen
** 15 Irving Berlin’s America Irving Berlin; arr. by Roger Emerson
** 26 God Bless America Irving Berlin; arr. by Roy Ringwald
16 Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen; arr. by Teena Chinn
17 Do Wa Diddy Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich; arr. by Patsy Simms
18 We Will Rest Awhile (from Treemonisha) Scott Joplin; arr. by ??
19 Aunt Dinah Has Blowed the Horn. ( “ ) Scott Joplin; arr. by Dennis English
20 Comedy Tonight Stephen Sondheim; arr. by Jacques Rizzo
22 Rhythm of Life Cy Coleman; arr. by Richard Barnes
23 My Funny Valentine Rogers and Hart; arr. by Roger Emerson
24 Hallelujah from “Hit the Deck” Arr. by Mark Hayes
25 Make Our Garden Grow Leonard Bernstein; arr. by Robert Page
27 The Wings of a Dove Gwyneth Walker
Some notes (as of March 17, 2022):
Work on the text for “Rhythm of Life”.
Memorize "Down to the River to Pray" so we can do the clapping part right! (Just like when we premiered in Dec. 2015.)
On the back page of "We Will Rest Awhile" - Sopranos and Altos sing the lines with the treble clef and Tenors and Basses sing the lines with bass clef.
** Sing “Irving Berlin’s America” up to the last measure (242) on page 25 then immediately flow over to Roy Ringwald’s arrangement of “God Bless America” at letter “F” at the bottom of page 5. Gail will play a 2-measure transition between the two pieces. To prevent "fumbling" pages during the trasition from "Irving Berlin" to "God Bless America", paper-clip the 1st two pages of "God Bless America" to page 27 of "Berlin" such that page 5 of "GBA" is facing page 26 of "Berlin."
Dennis added to the program Gwyneth Walker’s new composition “The Wings of a Dove” which is dedicated to Stanley Curtis.
Listen and sing along to Gail's practice tracks: