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TMEA All-State Vocal Repertoire for 2014-2015

This is the official listing of the Vocal Division All-State Audition Material. All amendments, corrections and errata will become official only when it is published here.

The All-State clinician/conductor rehearsal notes will be posted here in June.

Should you discover any errata in the music that may have been missed, please notify the State Vocal Division Chair, Dinah Menger by September 1. No errata will be added after September 1.

Information Letter for 2014 Texas Summer Choir Camp Administrators

Rehearsal tracks and a rehearsal/accompaniment CD is available from Educational Enterprises Recording Company.

LSC = Large School Choir path open to UIL 2014-2016 classes 1A - 6A; All-State Mixed, Women's and Men's Choirs
SSC = Small School Choir path open to UIL 2014-2106 classes 1A - 4A; All-State Small School Mixed Choir


Mixed Choir - Charles Bruffy, Conductor

Title Voicing Composer Publisher Catalog No Audition Levels
Singet dem Herrn (Ms. 1-151 from Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225) SATB/SATB Johann Sebastian Bach Alliance Music AMP 5021 LSC - Post Region/Area only
Instructions/Errata:
CHOIR 1: First Voices
CHOIR 2: Second Voices

Page 44 - M. 146 - Choir 2 - Soprano - Change "-men" to "-gen" (posted 6/30)
Page 20 - M. 75 - Choir 1 - Soprano - Lyric should be "Die" not "Der" (posted 6/26)
M. 93 - Choir 2 Soprano - Bt. 3 should be G4, not F4 (posted 6/23)
M. 96 - Choir 2 Soprano - Bt. 1 should be B-flat 4, not D 5 (posted 6/23)
M. 139 - Choir 2 Soprano - Bt. 1-3rd 16th note add syllable “-men”; Bt. 1-4th 16th note add syllable “-im”; Bt. 2-half note-add syllable “Rei-“ (posted 6/23)
M. 149 - Continuo - Right Hand The A-flat is incorrect (posted 6/23)
M. 150 - Choir 2 - S/A/T - Bt. 1-Should be “sie ihm” [not “ihn”] (posted 6/23)

* For audition purposes and for cleaner articulation of the extended melismatic passages, please add a softly tongued “d” at the beginning of the sung vowel at each 16th note AS NEEDED. For example, Soprano 1 [pg. 22-25] sing “Rei-dei-dei-dei-dei-gen” (posted 6/23)

Specific passages for articulation suggestions: (posted 6/23)
CHOIR 1
Sopranos: Mm. 81-89/ 128-130
Altos: Mm. 88-96/ 119-127/ 131-133
Tenors: Mm. 95-101/ 109-118/ 134-136
Basses: Mm. 102-105/ 143-145
CHOIR 2
Sopranos: Mm. 140-146
Alto: Mm. 119-127
Tenor: Mm. 109-118
Basses: Mm. 102-105/ 143-145

Thank you to Debbie Talley and the EERC singers for these performance suggestions.
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
Download PDF file of score.
You will audition the first section, mm. 1-151 and the final section, mm. 257-367.
2015_Singet_1_151.pdf


Hallelujah (Beat 2 of Ms. 255-367 from Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225) SATB Johann Sebastian Bach Alliance Music AMP 5021 LSC - Post Region/Area only
Instructions/Errata:
Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn, Hallelujah (mm. 255-367)
SATB voicing

Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
Download PDF file of score.
You will audition the first section, mm. 1-151 and the final section, mm. 257-367.
2015_Singet_255_367.pdf


1) Justorum animae (from 3 Motets) SATB/Divisi Charles Villiers Stanford Boosey & Hawkes HL 48009386 LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
53 measures; Sing implied Divisi

Alto:
m. 31, p. 6-should be B-flats, not B naturals


Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
m. 8 - Tenors-lift on the ‘and of bt. 1. Put the “t” of “sunt” here.
m. 11 - Tenors-lift on the ‘and of bt. 3.
m. 16 - S/A/T-lift on the ‘and of bt. 2 (before “manu Dei sunt”)
m. 21 - Tutti-lift on the ‘and of bt. 2
mm. 22-25 - Place mezzo staccatos over the syllables “ tan-get il-los tor”
m. 28 - Lift quickly before “et non tanget”
m. 31-33 - No breath from “malitiae” to “non tanget”
m. 36 - Basses-lift on ‘and of bt. 1 with “m∂”
m. 38 - Basses-lift on ‘and of bt. 1 with “s”
m. 40 - Tutti-lift before “Visi sunt”
m. 41-53 - Tutti-non vibrato al fine
m. 47 - Tutti-place a mezzo staccato on the syllables “il” and “au”


2) Coelos ascendit (from 3 Motets) SATB/SATB Charles Villiers Stanford Boosey & Hawkes HL 48009384 LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
44 measures
Choir 1: Soprano 1/ Alto 1/ Tenor 1/ Bass 1
Choir 2: Soprano 2/ Alto 2/ Tenor 2/ Bass 2

M. 16 - Choir 1 - Soprano - Bt. 4-put a lift before “Jam”.

Thank you to Debbie Talley and the EERC singers for these performance suggestions


Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
m. 1/Choir 1 - Place a staccato on the syllable “as” and a tenuto on “cen”
m. 6/Choir 1 - Lift on the ‘and of bt. 4.
m. 7/Choir1 - Put a tenuto on the syllable “Gu-“
m. 9/Choir 2 - Lift on the ‘and of bt. 4
m. 10/Choir 1 - Lift quickly before repeating “alleluia”
m. 11/Choir 2 - Lift quickly before repeating “alleluia”
m. 12/ TUTTI - All lift on the ‘and of bt. 3
m. 16/Choir 1 - Lift on the ‘and of bt. 4 (revised 6/15)
m. 18/Choir 2 - Lift on the ‘and of bt. 4
m. 21/Choir 1 - Lift on the ‘and of bt. 4
m. 22/Choir 2 - Lift before repeating “alleluia”
m. 23/Choir1 - Lift before repeating “alleluia”
m. 24, 26/Choir 1 - Lift on the ‘and of bt. 3
m. 29/Choir 1 - Tenors: Lift on ‘and of bt. 1. Put the “s” on the lift.
m. 33/Choir 2 - Decrescendo beginning on bt. 3
m. 34/Choir 2 - Put a tenuto on the syllable “ca”
m. 38/ TUTTI - Lift before repeating “alleluia”
m. 40/TUTTI - All lift on the ‘and of bt. 3.
All Ritard beginning on bt. 4
m. 42/ TUTTI - No breath to final “Amen”. If you sing the syllable “-men” in this measure, add the syllable “n∂” on the final 8th note to connect to the final “Amen”.


In the Night We Shall Go In SATB Imant Raminsh Alliance Music AMP 0863 LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
Sing implied Divisi
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
Pure, unwavering tone throughout, especially in the following passages:
mm. 13-17/ mm. 29-33/ mm. 51-54/ mm. 67-81
m. 6 - Ritard
m. 7 - A tempo
m. 8 - No breath. Put the syllable “n∂” on the tied 8th note
m. 9 - No breath.
m. 11,16 - Close to the “n” of “branch” on ‘and of bt. 3
m. 12 - “ch” of “branch” on bt. 1
m. 14 - Soprano-no breath/ Alto-put the syllable “n∂” on the tied 8th note
m. 20 - Cut off on bt. 1 with “l∂”
m. 45 - Cut off on the ‘and of bt. 2 with “n∂”
m. 50 - S, A, T-no breath
m. 62 - No breath
m. 64 - No breath
m. 66 - Close to the “n” of firmament on ‘and of bt. 3
m. 67 - “t’ of firmament on bt. 1
mm. 68-71 - Soprano and Alto-no breath. Put the “dz” of “hands” on the tied 8th notes
m. 70 - Alto-take a quick lift on bt. 4. Put the “z” of “stars” here.
m. 71 - Soprano and Alto-cut off on the ‘and of bt. 4 with “z”
m. 80 - Add “v∂” of the word “of” before moving to m. 81. You will watch me for this in the All State concert!


Chariots SATB/SATB Peter van Dijk Alliance Music AMP 0830 LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
1) All voices sing when unison notes are implied

2) When there is a 2-note divisi:
First voices take upper note/ Second voices take lower notes
EXCEPTION: Soprano 1 and 2 separate staves. When there is divisi, please sing the following:
Areas A, C, E take upper notes
Areas B, D, F, G take lower notes

3) When there is a 3-note divisi:
Upper 2 notes:
First voices: Areas A, C, E take highest note
First voices: Areas B, D, F, G take middle note
Lowest note:
Sung by Second Voice
(Example: Page 5, mm. 21-22 Bass 2 take the lowest note. Bass 1 Area A, C, E take the highest notes and Bass 1 Area B, D, F, G take the middle notes)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON CERTAIN MEASURES:
mm. 46-47: Soprano 1: All take top notes. Do not double Soprano 2
mm. 82-83 beat 1: Soprano 2: All sing C # 5
mm. 95-99 beat 1: Altos: All sing lower note. Do not double Soprano 2.
mm. 100-101: Altos: All sing lower note. Do not double Soprano 2.

Pronounciation of "Succeed"
Tenor:
m. 53-omit final 8th note syllable "suc", put the "s" of "plans"
on beat 1 in m. 54 - Tenor 1 descend from C-flat to B-flat; Tenor 2 ascend from A-flat to B-flat
m. 54-"suh" [no final "k" sound]
m. 55-"kceed"

Good luck in your musical endeavors this year! Please follow the All State Conductors notes carefully along with these directions. If you have any questions or find discrepancies, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
Perform all markings written within the score. Dynamics are so very important in this piece. Precise rhythms are also key. Lift at commas and periods. Cut off on 8th notes tied over bar lines.



Women's Choir - Kathleen Rodde, Conductor

Title Voicing Composer Publisher Catalog No Audition Levels
Suffer No Grief SSAA Abbie Betinis Abbie Betinis Music AB-049-23 LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
CD begins on Page 2, m. 1
CD stops on Page 6, measure 57

Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
2015_Womens_Choir_notes.pdf


Northern Lights SSAA Eriks Esenvalds Edition Peters MB 1553 (Revised 5/2, 12 pm) LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
CD begins on P. 7, measure 23. Begin singing at measure 25
Stop singing on P. 16, measure 109, Beat 3 [“worlds”]
For audition purposes please follow these important directions:
Please use the Area assignments when divisi occurs within voice specific staves.
Higher notes: Areas A, C, E
Lower notes: Areas B, D, F, G
Soprano 1:
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CERTAIN MEASURES:
mm. 35-37, Beat 2: All Soprano 1 voices sing the lower notes
mm. 51-52: All Soprano 1 voices sing the lower notes
m. 54, Beats 1 and 2: All Soprano 1 voices sing the lower notes
m. 81, Beats 1 and 2: All Soprano 1 voices sing the lower notes
Soprano 2:
m. 37, Beat 3 & m. 38: Add the ALTO I [top note-B-flats] part to YOUR STAFF as Rodde directs “on fire”
Alto 1:
m. 37, Beat 3 & m. 38: Delete the high B-flats. Areas A, C, E continue singing the G-flat 4’s.
Areas B, D, F, G-write in the Alto 2 top notes [F 4’s] “on fire” and sing these notes.
Alto 2:
BEGIN SINGING AT M. 32 (“Come above”)
m. 37, Beat 3 & m. 38: Delete the top F 4’s and all sing the D naturals. “on fire”.
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
2015_Womens_Choir_notes.pdf


Jubilate Deo* SSAA Levente Gyongyosi Kontrapunts Music, Ltd. B K-0130 LSC Region/Area & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
CD begins on Page 2, measure 18, begin singing at measure 23, beat 4
The [MS] assignment is ALTO 1!
The [A] assignment is ALTO 2!

M. 160 - [MS] Alto 1 - Should line up with Alto 2 part - Make the first note an 8th note (just like Alto 2), Add a quarter note B-flat 4 (just like Alto 2), Omit 8th rest (posted 6/26)

Good luck in your musical endeavors this year! Please follow the All State Conductors notes carefully along with these directions. If you have any questions or find discrepancies, please do not hesitate to contact me!

*Limited edition printing available from Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
2015_Womens_Choir_notes.pdf



Men's Choir - Bruce Rogers, Conductor

Title Voicing Composer Publisher Catalog No Audition Levels
Gloria TTBB Eugene Butler Alliance Music AMP 0471 LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
As written
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
All voicings (TTBB) should be exactly as written.
Observe ALL dynamic markings throughout.

Underline all emphasized syllables for each multi-syllable word:
Gloria / excelsis / Deo / terra / hominibus / bonae / voluntatis / Laudamus / benedicimus / adoramus /glorificamus

Everyone take a breath at the end of m.12
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 16
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 24
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 32
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 36
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 40
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 44
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 48
Everyone take a lift at the end of m. 50
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 64
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 68
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 84
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 88


Go, Lovely Rose TTBB Z. Randall Stroope Alliance Music AMP 0944 LSC Region/Area & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
M. 18 - Bass - Bt. 1 should say “now”, not “how” (posted 6/23)

Thank you to Debbie Talley and the EERC singers for these performance suggestions

Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
All voicings (TTBB) should be exactly as written
Observe ALL articulation and dynamic markings throughout
Only take a breath where it is marked in the score
Take a slight ritardando at m. 31 and then back to tempo at m. 32
Take a slight ritardando in the final 3 measures of the song


#5 Majko, majko selena (from Jara se otvira (Spring is Coming)) TTBB Zdenek Lukas Alliance Publications AP-10476 (Revised 5/1 11:00 am) LSC & SSC Region
Instructions/Errata:
As written

Good luck in your musical endeavors this year! Please follow the All State Conductors notes carefully along with these directions. If you have any questions or find discrepancies, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
All voicings (TTBB) should be exactly as written.
Observe ALL articulation and dynamic markings throughout.
Follow the pronunciation guide and practice speaking the words.

B1 take a breath at the end of m. 5
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 13
B1 and Tenors take a breath at the end of m. 14
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 18
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 32
B1 and Tenors take a breath at the end of m. 33
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 37
B1 and T2 take a breath at the end of m. 43
B1 and T2 take a breath at the end of m. 47
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 55
B1 and Tenors take a breath at the end of m. 56
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 60
B1 and Tenors take a breath at the end of m. 61
B1 take a breath at the end of m. 65
B1 take a breath at the end of m. 75
T2 take a breath at the end of m. 79
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 83
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 88
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 94
Everyone take a breath at the end of m. 100
Everyone take a breath and a pause at the end of m. 103
B1 & Tenors take a breath after beat one of m. 107
Everyone take a breath after beat one of m. 109
B & T2 take a breath after beat one of m. 111
Everyone take a breath after beat one of m. 113
B, B1 & T2 take a breath after beat one of m. 115



Small School Mixed Choir - Z. Randall Stroope, Conductor

Title Voicing Composer Publisher Catalog No Audition Levels
Cedit, Hyems SATB Abbie Betinis G. Schimer HL 50486492 SSC Area only
Instructions/Errata:
Within EACH VOICE PART:
Same divisi assignments apply as in “The Sounding Sea”.
(Vocal assignments for divisi will be made after Area Audition)
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
2015_ SS_Performance_Notes.pdf


Sounding Sea SATB Eric Barnum Walton Music HL 8501711 SSC Area only
Instructions/Errata:
Within EACH VOICE PART:
When there is divisi, please sing the following:
SOPRANOS: sing the lower notes
ALTOS: sing the higher notes
TENORS: sing the lower notes
BASSES: sing the higher notes
(Vocal assignments for divisi will be made after the Area Audition)

Good luck in your musical endeavors this year! Please follow the All State Conductors notes carefully along with these directions. If you have any questions or find discrepancies, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Conductor's Rehearsal notes:
2015_ SS_Performance_Notes.pdf