Sunday, January 25, 2009

Winter/Spring Orchestra Season music

Community orchestra rehearsals begin next week. We plan to play Rossini's Overture to the Barber of Seville, Haydn's Symphony No. 101, the Clock, and Mozart's Symphony No. 28. I am nowhere near prepared, in terms of practicing, but have, at least, been listening to YouTube versions. I am posting them here for easy reference by me, and, as always, for anyone else who is interested:

Rossini, Overture from the Barber of Seville (this is the most challenging, in E major and E minor, and quite fast. There are multiple versions of this online, including a guitar orchestra version, and several vocal chorus versions.):

Haydn's Symphony No. 101, The Clock. (This one seems more do-able.)

First movement, Adagio/Allegro

Second movement, Andante

Third movement, Minuetto/Allegro

Fourth movement, Finale, Spirituoso

Mozart, Symphony No. 28. This is the first movement, Allegro Spiritoso. There are three other movements, Andante, Menuetto, and Presto, but I haven't found them on YouTube yet.

And a version to discourage an adult cellist entirely--or give hope! A seven-year-old cellist plays this in a quartet--his family, I think.


Melissa said...

My orchestra? Is playing the Hatikva, which is a pretty cool arrangement of the Israeli national anthem. Although I think given current events, is not exactly in good taste.

And yes, I live in red state, why do you ask? ;)

Maricello said...

I love Hatikva (the hope), whatever its political implications. I have only played it as a cello round, but our cello ensemble did perform it, oblivious to any territorial meanings.

We're all purple states in the new administration!

Emily said...

I love that little guy!