Posts tagged ‘Offenbach’

January 10, 2010

"Orphée aux enfers" – excerpts

We didn’t get all the way through the score in this afternoon’s rehearsal; however, I’ve found the following bits that require a bit of attention.

Act 1, No6 – Invocation à la mort, bars 17-25.  Pizzicato, goes quicker than I would like…  According to our conductor, this is to imitate a laugh.

Act 2, No12bis – Entrée de Pluton, bars 9ff.  Fiddly little semiquaver runs.

Act 2, No16 – Final, bars 82-82.  Fast quavers, accidentals everywhere.  Maybe I just needed coffee by this time, but it still felt awkward.

Act 3, No17 – Intermezzo, bars 9-12.  Again, just fiddly accidentals.

My other bit of homework is to write out the last eight bars of act 2, and the first sixteen of of the Intermezzo – there’s a big cut in one, and we’re reusing the other elsewhere.

That’s it for now…  next rehearsal is next weekend, and this may throw up a few more bits for further attention.