Rehearsals for Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man are underway on Tuesdays at 8pm at Walthamstow Hall Junior School Hall in Bradbourne Park Road towards our performance at Stag Theatre on Sunday 19 June as part of Sevenoaks Summer Festival. Note that as the concert is a week or so earlier this year (to fit with the Summer Festival dates) we will not break from rehearsals following Easter but carry straight on on Tuesday 19 April.
Hire scores are available from our Librarian, Brian Shirreff for a hire fee of £1.50 (exact money please). There is only one published score – Boosey and Hawkes ISBN 978-0-85162-468-6.
Some people prefer to hear their voicepart for private study between rehearsals and this is recommended for everyone, but especially for those who want to improve their music reading skills. These aids can be helpful for getting entries right and learning musical phrases as well as pitching notes. Generally, your part will be played out above the accompaniment, soloists and other parts, making it easier to learn both the notes of your part and where it “fits” against the other musical elements.
There are a number of rehearsal aids available, including :
Choraline – highly recommended if you want to buy downloadable files/CD for your voicepart played by individual musicians on specified instruments :
If you prefer free downloads expect electric-organ style sounds. Both the providers listed below have been used by members before and found to be completey fit for purpose.
Cyberbass : The Armed Man is not yet available on Cyberbass
John Fletcher : downloads each file you use onto your device from which you then play it (unsure if you can then save them eg to create a CD to play off-line)
Choralia : Another valuable learning resource where you can choose to “play up” your voicepart, slow the track down (or speed it up if you wish!) etc
If you know of other aids that you think would be useful to other members do please let us know either in person, at rehearsal, by email or send us a message using the form on the “CONTACT” page of this site.