The 2015 OCDA All-State Junior High Mixed Chorus
JANUARY 8 - 10, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY
BELINDA FLYNN, CHAIR
The Senior High Mixed and Women's Choruses are administered through the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. www.okmea.org
THIS LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO THE ENTRY PROCESS FOR STUDENT AUDITIONS FOR ALL-STATE JUNIOR HIGH CHORUSES. BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE FORM AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING ENTRY AND PAYMENT. CLICK HERE.
OCDA ALL-STATE JUNIOR HIGH CHORUS REPERTOIRE FOR 2015
Patrick K. Freer, conductor
Chair note: You can print Dona Nobis Pacem or purchase them for $2.00 a copy.
Audition Pieces for 2014 JH chorus:
Brainstorm, by David Bruner. Publ. Boosey & Hawkes, # 48022971. SATB divisi with piano
RECORDING: at davidbrunner.com/music-for-mixed-choirs/
Gloria from Dorchester Canticle, by Tarik O'Regan. Publ. Novello #NOV955713. SATB. Piano & Percusion
a. the piece is originally scored for organ; the piano/percussion is my arrangement
b. a second pianist will be needed to play the notes originally for organ pedal
RECORDING: Belynda Flynn has a recording of the piece; it is sung by a men’s choir, but it provides a good sense of the piece.
SCORE AND RECORDING: http://tinyurl.com/o52gabo
Conductor NOTES: Tenor Note Changes: mm. 37-38 – may sing B an octave higher if desired
mm. 41-42 – may sing B an octave higher if desired
mm. 49-50 – if too low, don’t sing; join in measure 41
mm. 53-54 – may sing E an octave higher if desired
mm. 63-64 – may sing E an octave higher if desired
Dona Nobis Pacem (Missa Solemnis in C, KV. 337). by W.A. Mozart, download from http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sheet/moz-3370.pdf, and duplicate, or buy packet for $2.00. SATB Chorus and Piano. Available (free) as part of the whole mass (begin on page 35):
A. All students should learn the solo lines even though the parts will likely be sung by soloists. Solo sections: mm. 51-58, 68-83, 96-103, 116-120
B. The basses may wish to sing the low “G” one octave higher. That is just fine.
C. Dona Nobis Pacem occurs at the very end of the final movement (Agnus Dei) of Mozart’s Missa Solemnis in C (KV 337). Any good recording will do, but you can hear the excerpt here, beginning at 4:26. http://tinyurl.com/kv428zd
Kyrie, from Caribbean Mass, by Glen McClure. publ. Earthsongs, SATB, Piano, steel drum, drum set. RECORDING:
Cibola, By Jackson Berkey. Publ. SDG Press, #SDG 06-102 SATB, piano, acoustic guitar, bass*
*bass and guitar parts from www.berkey.com SDG Press #06-102P
This Little Light of Mine, arr. Howard Helvey. Publ. Beckenhorst, #BP1691 (JWPepper #8068006) SATB and piano
NOTE: The phrase “Jesus gave it to me” will be sung as “It was given to me” RECORDING: http://tinyurl.com/p9nahp7
From Mark Powell, concerning the All-OMEA and All-OCDA Rehearsal CDs. As usual, these will be ready for pick-up at the OCDA Convention on Tuesday July 15. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!!! I will mail all orders not obtained at the convention on July 16-18, then I’m going to OUT OF THE COUNTRY until AUGUST 12. If you don’t need the CD’s until August 15, then do nothing. If you need them before July 15, PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!!!! I kindly request that you do not call my family nor my church as they are not aware of the ordering process. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!! (Are you getting the point?) Even if you don’t have a purchase order number, that’s perfectly fine. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!! We’ll sort that all out in the fall. Order forms are available at www.okmea.org and www.oklacda.org.
Thanks for working with me on this!! Mark Powell