Rehearsal Plans

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  1. alisonrowley says:

    WELL DONE everyone, you sounded really good today! And thank you so much for your generous Christmas present, I will keep you posted on what I put it towards!

    For the first time ever, we got through absolutely everything on my optimistic wish list, and even played the secret bonus carol (Sussex Carol)!

    Here are some things to look out for:

    1) Hark, Shepherds: I’ve uploaded a new flute part for you (octave up).

    2) O Little Town Of Bethlehem: Now only THREE times through (we’re skipping the original 2nd time). It’s also VERY BRISK now. I have updated the arrangement sheet and uploaded a new recording.

    3) Ding Dong Merrily: High risk start! Boxes start on bar 1, everyone else plays from bar 2 or 3, but it’s QUICK, so be prepared. There’s a new improved recording thanks to your new improved playing of this piece 🙂

    4) Sweet Chiming Bells: Now only THREE verses. Please make sure you understand what the arrangement page is telling you – all 3 verses are the same and you play the whole 2 pages every time.

    5) Enrico: Now only THREE times through (we’re skipping the original 3rd time). The concertina intro is quite tricky to get fast enough so worth extra practise. I have changed the arrangement sheet and I edited last month’s recording so that it’s 3x through.

    6) Sussex Carol – this was just for fun, not for the Nailsea gig, but I’ve put up a recording and the very rough 3x arrangement anyway! We’ll give it another go in 2023.

    I also updated my Performance Tips page of the website to add what I said about counting in today, plus some extra suggestions.

    As a general reminder, please bring a pencil (and probably a rubber too!) to every rehearsal and use it to label your parts so that you know how the arrangements go! And when you print new pieces, please get the existing arrangement at the same time – either by printing the arrangement sheet or by writing the relevant info from the arrangement sheet directly onto your music.

    And finally, there’s a long gap now before our next rehearsal, so if you want to spend your Christmas holidays working on your playing by ear skills, carols are a great way to practise because you already know how they go! Pick your favourite song, and see if you can figure out how to play it without the dots (in any key you like).

    Happy Christmas! See you in January.

    Alison

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  2. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone,

    Here’s the rehearsal list for 4th December, vaguely in order of importance:
    ~ Bonfire tune
    ~ Here we come a-wassailing
    ~ Hark, shepherds
    ~ O little town of Bethlehem
    ~ Ding dong merrily on high
    ~ To drive the cold winter away
    ~ Sweet chiming bells
    ~ Enrico
    ~ Whimple wassail
    ~ While shepherds watched / ilkley moor – a fun one to try if we have time!
    ~ Secret bonus carol? Watch this space, I’ll bring it if I think we’ll have time to play it.

    See you next week (maybe looking a bit festive….?!)
    Alison

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  3. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone,

    Amazing to see so many of you at rehearsal today, making a BIG beautiful sound! Here’s what we played:

    ~ Ding Dong Merrily On High
    ~ Enrico
    ~ Hark, Shepherds
    ~ Here We Come A-Wassailing
    ~ O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    ~ Sweet Chiming Bells
    ~ Whimple Processional

    They ALL have new arrangements, and they ALL have new recordings. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the recordings page to find out if there are any arrangement inaccuracies / which ones I forgot to hit record at the start of.

    FLUTES: I just made you new parts for Sweet Chiming Bells and Enrico – up an octave, as promised

    CLARINETS: I just made you a new part for Whimple Processional- it’s the more exciting harmony, in Bb!

    Enjoy! And I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.

    Alison

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  4. alisonrowley says:

    Update: O Little Town Of Bethlehem parts are now up

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  5. alisonrowley says:

    Hi all,

    Here’s the rehearsal list for 20th November. Christmas carols and wassails can now be found at the BOTTOM of the sheet music page.

    ~ Here we come a-wassailing (new treble part for fiddles and boxes)
    ~ Ding Dong Merrily On High (new treble part for fiddles and boxes)
    ~ Hark Shepherds (new treble part for fiddles and boxes)
    ~ While Shepherds Watched (new treble part for fiddles and boxes, singers tune part)
    ~ Sweet Chiming Bells
    ~ Whimple Wassail
    ~ Enrico
    ~ NEW: O Little Town Of Bethlehem (new parts for everyone coming soon – please check back in a few days!)

    Have a great gig on Wednesday and I’ll see you next week!
    Alison

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  6. alisonrowley says:

    Lovely playing in rehearsal yesterday. Here’s a quick summary:

    Drive The Cold Winter Away: small amendments to the arrangement, a new recording, and a new score for any wind players who want to play ‘line 3’ up an octave

    The Sylph: a new arrangement, a new recording, and a new score for wind players so that you can play ‘line 3’ the 3rd time through

    St Keverne’s Feast: nothing new, we just practised it

    Comical Thought: nothing new, we just practised it

    Fairy Dance & Devil Among The Tailors: a new arrangement, a new recording, and (just a reminder in case you haven’t already printed it) there was a new score for anyone who plays the bass line. It should be played quite quickly so tune players might want to practise this one!

    I hope you enjoy playing these at Portishead Seniors, and I’ll see you at the next rehearsal with some wintery and festive repertoire!

    Alison

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  7. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone!

    Here’s the rehearsal list for 16th October:

    ~ Spirit Of The Dance
    ~ Comical Thought
    ~ Be Gone Dull Care (with singers)
    ~ St Keverne’s Feast – PLEASE PRINT THE MUSIC IF YOU DIDN’T GET A COPY AT THE WORKSHOP
    ~ The Sylph/Self
    ~ Whimple Wassail
    ~ Fairy Dance – TUNE PLAYERS NEED TO REPRINT (sorry) – I’ve written an extra accompanying line
    ~ Devil Among The Tailors – BASS PLAYERS NEED TO REPRINT – there’s now an alternative bassline to swap to at some point
    ~ Saltash – we will finally get around to learning this 🙂
    ~ Drive The Cold Winter Away

    FYI, I have also uploaded sheet music, arrangements, and recordings of the new tunes from the workshop day. As a reminder, these were:
    ~ St Keverne’s Feast
    ~ The Recruiting Officer
    ~ The Tide Coming In
    We will come back to the last two at a later date!

    See you on the 16th,
    Alison

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  8. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone,

    Fabulous playing at St Stephens on Monday! Well done!

    Here are my notes from the rehearsal on Sunday 11th September. These are all likely to be on the set list for the Portishead Seniors gig in November.

    1) Be Gone Dull Care:
    ~ New arrangement
    ~ New recording (but we didn’t try it with singers this month, so I also left up the old recording from August, even though that arrangement is now incorrect)

    2) Comical Thought:
    ~ New arrangement, which overrides any previous arrangement
    ~ New recording

    3) Fairy Dance & Devil Among The Tailors:
    We played both tunes very briefly, and decided to combine them into one set. No arrangement yet – I’m going to update the sheet music before the next rehearsal to add in another accompaniment part – please watch this space!

    4) Spirit Of The Dance:
    ~ New arrangement, which overrides any previous arrangement (please have a read because it clarifies a few things and there may be small changes from what we did in the rehearsal)
    ~ New recording (the intro is me playing the last 8 bars of Opera Hat, because we will probably combine these sets for the autumn/winter season)
    ~ New sheet music (it hasn’t changed for everyone, but CLARINETS, BRASS and CHORDS should reprint their parts because I tweaked them slightly)

    5) Bonfire Tune:
    ~ Arrangement sheet updated but only because there was confusion over the ‘line 3’ instructions. The arrangement hasn’t changed.
    ~ New recording (we played it too slowly on Sunday so I sneakily sped up the recording for you to practise to!)

    6) Bb instruments and D/G melodeon – just an update from recent conversations. There are Bb parts for Man In The Moon, Long Ashton Schottische, and Spirit Of The Dance on the website! And there’s a (slightly boring sorry) D/G melodeon part for Man In The Moon.

    7) If anyone (Bbs, melodeon, flutes, or anyone else) knows of any other missing parts and/or wants to request a music change for your specific instrument, please let me know. There shouldn’t be any Bb parts missing from sets I’ve covered since April but I’ve not looked at the rest of the vast repertoire list yet! But, ask and you shall receive.

    See you next month!
    Alison

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  9. alisonrowley says:

    Hi all,

    Here’s the plan for Sunday’s rehearsal. Apologies for posting this so late! The August rehearsal seems like only yesterday – where has the time gone?!

    There are quite a few old tunes here, and loads that I’ve never heard you play before. Let’s see how many sets we can revise and improve in one rehearsal.

    Tune-players may want to practise Fairy Dance, Comical Thought and Devil Among The Tailors in advance – there are some fast tricky notes.

    ~ Be Gone Dull Care
    ~ Comical Thought
    ~ Stingo
    ~ 29th Of May
    ~ Saltash
    ~ Fairy Dance*
    ~ Spirit Of The Dance
    ~ The Sylph
    ~ Devil among the Tailors
    ~ Bonfire Tune
    ~ Radstock Jig*

    *These ones don’t have a Bb part on the website, and the treble part doesn’t look particularly easy to read either. So if you’re printing your parts from scratch then you might want to wait until tomorrow (Thursday) night to print these ones – I’ll write out shiny new scores tomorrow!

    See you on Sunday (and/or tomorrow, for those attending the St Stephens rehearsal).

    Alison

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  10. alisonrowley says:

    Another very productive rehearsal – well done! Here’s a quick summary of what we played today (21st August):

    1) King Bramble – percussion now plays the intro as well, otherwise no change. Watch out for: wind rest on 1B, and the long rest for everyone at the end. I’ve put up another recording, but the one from July was probably just as good.

    2) Abbots Bromley – nothing changed. Again, there’s a new recording but it’s probably the same as the July one!

    3) Be Gone Dull Care (NEW!) – we had a play through it but the arrangement hasn’t been decided yet. There’s a recording of 5 times through: 1) instrumental (play tune/harmony/bass) 2,3,4) Singing (play the ‘chuggy’ lines or tune) and 5) instrumental again. There’s a 4 bar Interlude between each, which is not printed on the ‘Vocals’ music. We’ll decide on an actual arrangement another time.

    4) 29th Of May – new arrangement, and new recording.

    5) Long Ashton Schottische – nothing changed, but the ending wasn’t previously written on the arrangement sheet – there’s a natural slow down and a long last note. Also, percussion doesn’t enter until the B part on the 1st time through. I’ve updated the arrangement sheet, and uploaded a recording.

    6) Oats And Beans – nothing changed, but the ending wasn’t previously written on the arrangement sheet – the last note is SHORT! I’ve updated the arrangement sheet, and uploaded a recording (although sadly I didn’t hit record until late in the 1st time through).

    7) Thrashing Of The Oats – nothing changed, but the ending wasn’t previously written on the arrangement sheet – the last note is LONG! I’ve also noted on the arrangement sheet that the B part harmony has a more detached rhythm than is written on the music, and that the fiddle intro is the last 4 bars. And I’ve uploaded a recording.

    See you in September!
    Alison

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  11. alisonrowley says:

    Hello! I hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine. Here’s my rehearsal list for Sunday 21st August:

    ~ King Bramble
    ~ Abbots Bromley
    ~ NEW: Be Gone Dull Care (parts now available via the Sheet Music page)
    ~ 29th Of May (this was new in June)
    ~ Long Ashton Schottische
    ~ Wet Weather
    ~ Fred Pigeon’s Triumph
    ~ New Rigged Ship
    ~ Oats And Beans
    ~ Thrashing Of The Oats

    See you there!
    Alison

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  12. alisonrowley says:

    Hello!

    Here are my updates from the rehearsal on Sunday 17th July. Lovely playing, everyone!

    1) Abbot’s Bromley – NEW ARRANGEMENT! And NEW RECORDING!

    2) Forbidden Fruit – I’ve uploaded a recording. This sounded nice and quick and confident – well done! The AAB structure was confusing though, so I recommend listening to the recording to help you drill it into your skull. Ending: short last note.

    3) King Bramble – The intro is tricky (lots of counting to do!). WIND play their 1st 4 bars FOUR times in the intro AND then another TWO times when the tune comes in. FIDDLES rest for 8 bars, then play their first 4 bars (the ‘line 3’ part) TWICE, then come in with the tune (or continue on the ‘line 3’ part).

    4) King Bramble – The ending has also changed (1 whole bar/ 3 full beats of rest, then the Am chord).

    5) King Bramble – But fear not! There’s a recording! And we’ll definitely practise this one next month.

    6) King Bramble – Also, tune players beware the high F naturals in the tune (not F#!)

    7) Man In The Moon – NEW ARRANGEMENT! And NEW RECORDING! Since listening to this, I’ve decided the fiddle intro is unnecessary, so there’ll be a 2 bar count in instead.

    8) Man In The Moon – BASSES: I’ve changed the bass line slightly to help avoid the too-low notes, so you might want to reprint it (the ‘treble’ version). It will still work alongside the original version though, so feel free to keep the version you have if you are happy with it.

    9) Man In The Moon – FLUTES: I have written the tune out an octave higher for you, so reprint your part if you want to.

    10) Man In The Moon – G/D MELODEON: There’s now a part for you (I know F major is a bad key!) – it’s not terribly interesting I’m afraid, and you’ll need to rest the first time through the arrangement.

    11) Speed The Plough – We practised the new arrangement from last month, and added a NEW ENDING. The last three notes will be accented and short! There’s a recording so please have a listen (although the arrangement wasn’t 100% correct here so trust your music not your ears).

    12) Helston/Portsmouth – we practised the first 2 times through Helston and it sounded fab! Well done!

    See you in August!
    Alison

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  13. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone,

    Hope you’re enjoying the hot weather! Here’s the rehearsal plan for this Sunday:

    ~Abbots Bromley – new last month
    ~29th Of May – new last month
    ~Man In The Moon
    ~King Bramble
    ~Oats And Beans
    ~Untitled (WW) Waltz
    ~Speed The Plough – new arrangement last time
    ~Helston/Portsmouth – new arrangement last time
    ~Forbidden Fruit
    ~Rising Of The Lark

    See you on Sunday!

    Alison

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  14. alisonrowley says:

    Hi all,

    Well done on a lovely rehearsal yesterday! Here’s what you missed if you couldn’t make it:

    1) All In A Garden Green – very slight change to the arrangement sheet (chords join in the B2 blast) but other than that we just practised it.

    2) Petticoat Loose – quick play through the new-ish ending and it was PERFECT – well done.

    3) Speed The Plough – this now has an arrangement, so please check the Sheet Music page and add this to your music (and print the music too if you need to!). I also recorded it one time through, so you can hear the intro, tune and ending all in the space of 74 seconds.

    4) Abbots Bromley Horn Dance – played through a new version (see Sheet Music page if you haven’t already reprinted this), no arrangement yet.

    5) The 29th Of May – a new one (see top of Sheet Music page for the music), no arrangement yet. There IS a recording though, if you want something to play along with before the July rehearsal.

    6) Helston/Portsmouth – there’s a new arrangement (see Sheet Music page), and a full recording. Beware! The 2nd time through Helston has a very exposed wind part – just keep playing with confidence and it will sound lovely.

    See you in July!
    Alison

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  15. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone,

    Here’s the rehearsal list for 19th June.

    ~ All In A Garden Green
    ~ Forbidden Fruit
    ~ King Bramble
    ~ Petticoat Loose
    ~ Helston/Portsmouth
    ~ Saltash
    ~ The Man In The Moon – I’ve adapted the harmony line very slightly so that it has a more suitable range for trebles and flutes, so it might be worth printing it again
    ~ Speed The Plough – I’ve written the treble part out more clearly and created a Bb version, but made no changes to the notes
    ~ NEW: Abbots Bromley Horn Dance – based on Matt’s version but I have changed it enough that it definitely needs reprinting
    ~ NEW: The 29th of May – can be found at the top of the Sheet Music page

    See you on Sunday!
    Alison

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  16. alisonrowley says:

    I’ve just added a few more recordings of full sets to the SoundCloud playlist. These are from the rehearsal on 20th March 2022. Enjoy!
    Alison

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  17. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for working so hard yesterday. We played an enormous amount of material and it sounded lovely. I’m looking forward to performing with you on June 3rd!

    I made a few recordings, which can be found on the new Rehearsal Recordings page – there’s now a link to this at the top of the Sheet Music page.

    Here are the changes/tweaks we made:

    1) Petticoat Loose – added a new ending for the Basses. I have updated the Bass sheet music so you can see the change. I’m hoping these new bass notes will signal to us all that the short last note is about to occur!

    2) Washing Day – the Build Section (what I’m calling Part 4) starts quietly, with a crescendo from bar 7 onwards

    3) Washing Day – after the Build Section we only play the tune once more, and this will be the same arrangement as the 2nd time through. I have updated the arrangement sheet to show this, so please take a look.

    4) Bath Carnival – I’ve updated the arrangement sheet: concertina intro (last 4 bars of A) and boxes play the tune on the 4th time.

    5) All In A Garden Green – now has an arrangement – please take a look.

    6) God Save The Queen – Strings intro (pick any part) last 4 bars. Then everyone play once through (pick any part).

    7) Peacock/Sourdough – small change to arrangement (fiddles/wind swap between Tune and Harmony on 2nd time through Parts 1 and 3). See new arrangement sheet. Also, it’s really important to COUNT in Part 2, so I added that to the arrangement sheet too!

    8) Sailor’s Hornpipe – we didn’t play it, but we did clarify the arrangement (4 times through), so there’s now an arrangement sheet. Please take a look! Also the tune is a tricky one so you might want to practise it at home.

    9) Let Union Be – we didn’t play this either, but we clarified/simplified the arrangement. Musicians don’t play on the verses, but they do play on the choruses. Fiddles play with the bow (no pizz). Double bass doesn’t play on verse 1, but plays for all choruses and verses after that. I’ve created an arrangement sheet with this info.

    10) Sweets Of May – short last note

    See you next time,
    Alison

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  18. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone,

    Here’s the rehearsal list for 15th May – I’m sure we won’t get through absolutely everything but please bring these along just in case!

    – NEW: God Save The Queen – parts can be found on the Sheet Music page
    – Petticoat Loose – we’ll practise the new ending
    – Washing Day
    – Peacock/Sourdough
    – Nonesuch
    – Bath Carnival
    – Sailor’s Hornpipe
    – Portsmouth/Helston
    – All In A Garden Green
    – Let Union Be
    – Saltash
    – Sweets Of May

    Also take a look at my previous post to view the amendments we made in the last rehearsal.

    See you on Sunday!
    Alison

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  19. alisonrowley says:

    Hi!

    I hope you all enjoyed the rehearsal on Sunday. It sounded fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed being serenaded! Hopefully those arrangements are feeling a bit more familiar now.

    We made a few little tweaks so please update your music as follows, if you haven’t already. Please bring a pencil to rehearsals (and perhaps a rubber) as I’m sure we will find more tweaks in future!

    1) Petticoat: NEW ENDING!!! This is important, as it’s pretty abrupt. I’ve updated all the scores and the arrangement doc – please take a look.

    2) Petticoat: basses now play E F# G G# in the 3rd time through

    3) Peacock: new ending (D major chord – see new arrangement doc)

    4) Peacock: all boxes play on times 1 and 7, not just concertinas (see new arrangement doc)

    5) Peacock: FYI I have combined the sheet music to include Peacock and Sourdough – Sourdough is no longer listed separately on the website.

    6) Nonesuch: boxes and basses need to reprint the sheet music as it now has the correct clef and octave (thanks Laurel!)

    7) Nonesuch: now has a wind intro (last 4 bars of B)

    8) Nonesuch: FYI I have updated the arrangement doc to make the call and response bit slightly clearer, so have a look if you want to check, but your part shouldn’t have changed.

    Thanks, see you next month!

    Alison

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  20. alisonrowley says:

    Hi everyone! I’m really excited to be joining you and making lots of lovely music together! Here’s the rehearsal list for April 24th:

    ~ Opera Hat
    ~ Let Union Be
    ~ Forbidden Fruit
    ~ Peacock Follow The Hen / Sourdough Slip Jig
    ~ Rising of the Lark
    ~ Petticoat Loose
    ~ Nonsuch
    ~ Saltash
    ~ Sweets of May
    ~ All In A Garden Green (sheet music now on the website for anyone who doesn’t have it yet)

    For the first two, I’m just looking forward to being serenaded!

    See you next week,
    Alison

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  21. brigstowevb says:

    Dear Everyone,

    I have put up the arrangements for Forbidden Fruit and Nonesuch and the revised one for Peacock / Sourdough.

    Boxes, trombones, euphonium, I have put up a copy of The Nonesuch in the clef / octave you need, so you’ll need to reprint The Nonesuch music.

    Flutes, I’ve put Saltash in a higher octave so it’s not too growly – please let Alison know if there’s anything else you wanted the octave up!

    I belatedly realised that the wind never play the tune on Peacock and neither the concertinas nor fiddles get a break – sorry! You can sort this with Alison if it’s not quite right!

    Thank you so much for such a lovely send off and very generous gift! The flowers smell amazing! Fynn and I are off to John Lewis’s tomorrow to have a look for a rug and curtains for our newly sanded music room / lounge!

    Happy playing!
    Laurel x

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  22. brigstowevb says:

    Hi All,
    Belated list for Sunday 20th March rehearsal, looking forward to seeing you there!
    Laurel

    The Rising of The Lark
    The Bullfinches
    The Peacock Followed The Hen
    The Sourdough Slip Jig
    Forbidden Fruit
    Saltash
    The Nonesuch
    King Bramble
    Banbury Bill
    Bath Carnival

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    • brigstowevb says:

      Incidentally we did an arrangement for Forbidden Fruit on the 6th but I’ve completely forgotten it, sorry! We’ll reconstruct it tomorrow.

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  23. brigstowevb says:

    Hi Everyone,
    Here’s the workshop day list for Sunday 6 March.
    (I had Saturday in my diary so apologies to everyone that I have completely confused yesterday!!)
    I’m really looking forward to to some new pieces and a whole day to bring them to life!

    The Bullfinches (clearer parts plus vocal score now up)
    The Sourdough Slip Jig
    Forbidden Fruit
    Saltash
    The Nonesuch
    King Bramble
    The Peacock Followed The Hen (I know we know this know, but I have an idea!!)

    Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
    Laurel

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  24. brigstowevb says:

    The new piece for Sunday 20th is….
    The Bullfinches

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  25. brigstowevb says:

    UPDATE TO 20 FEB PRACTISE LIST

    ***NEW PIECE COMING TODAY***
    King Bramble * ARR online
    The Peacock followed The Hen
    The Rising of The Lark
    Oats & Beans
    Long Ashton Schottische

    Liz says:
    1. We are moving from our Winter to Spring programme. This is reflected in the playlist for forthcoming gigs – a familiar core with a few additions. In addition to above please bring the following tunes that we played at St Stephens/ BAWA gigs. Laurel will rehearse them if there’s time! We will decide if there is an appetite for a kitchen rehearsal on Thursday 24 February and confirm at Sunday’s rehearsal.

    2. Final playlist for Badgerset / BVB gig. Will be sent out on Sunday evening after the rehearsal

    3. Chris and Steve , two members of Badgerset will be joining us to see how Let Union be ‘works’ on Sunday at 3.45

    BVB / Badgerset February 25th- likely to be played

    Drive The Cold Winter Away x4:
    Wet Weather x4 :
    Carl Wark x 4:
    Bonfire Tune x3
    Captain Money x4 ;Wednesday Night x4
    Petticoat Loose x 4
    Let Union Be: with Badger Set and audience

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  26. brigstowevb says:

    Hello All,

    Here’s a very organised advance practise list for 20th Feb!
    King Bramble * ARR online
    The Peacock followed The Hen
    The Rising of The Lark
    Oats & Beans
    Long Ashton Schottische
    + A New One! Check back 10th Feb for the dots!

    Laurel

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  27. brigstowevb says:

    Happy New Year All!
    Belated practise list for Sunday! Looking forward to playing after such a fabulous gig at St Stephens!

    King Bramble
    Carl Wark
    Hogmanay Jig
    Opera Hats
    Wet Weather
    Drive The Cold Winter Away
    Bonfire Tune*
    Captain Money + Wednesday Night
    We Three Kings
    Petticoat Loose
    Brown Velvet Waltz
    Gower Wassail
    Sweet Chiming Bells

    See you Sunday!
    Laurel

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  28. brigstowevb says:

    Hi everyone,

    Final practice before St Stephen’s! I hope you’ve been practising the tricky bits!
    I’ve put up the arrangement for Gower Wassail.

    Wet Weather
    Drive The Cold Winter Away*
    Bonfire Tune*
    Captain Money + Wednesday Night
    We Three Kings
    Petticoat Loose*
    Brown Velvet Waltz*
    Gower Wassail
    Sweet Chiming Bells

    See you there!
    Laurel

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  29. brigstowevb says:

    Hi Everyone,
    Last minute details of what we’ll be practising AT WESTBURY PARK this Sunday, 21st Nov:

    Gower Wassail
    Brown Velvet Waltz*
    Wet Weather
    Sweet Chiming Bells
    Petticoat Loose*
    We Three Kings
    Captain Money + Wednesday Night
    Bonfire Tune*
    Drive The Cold Winter Away*

    This is the St Stephens’ band numbers, looking forward to working on it all!
    Laurel

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  30. brigstowevb says:

    Hello! Workshop Day this Sunday, 7th Nov! 10am – 4pm

    2 brand new pieces and lots of prep for St Stephens plus more on intros and groove!

    King Bramble
    Sweet Chiming Bells
    Bonfire Tune
    Drive The Cold Winter Away
    Brown Velvet Waltz
    Captain Money + Wednesday Night
    Carl Wark
    Petticoat Loose

    Excited to see you there!

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  31. brigstowevb says:

    Hello Everyone,
    We’re starting to move to a winter set of repertoire for rehearsal Sunday 17th Oct! There are 2 new tunes! Sorry there’s not time to learn them! Do your best and don’t fret!

    Bonfire Tune
    Drive The Cold Winter Away

    Brown Velvet Waltz
    Captain Money’s March
    Wednesday Night
    Petticoat Loose
    Wet Weather
    Whimple Processional

    Looking forward to it!
    Laurel

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  32. brigstowevb says:

    Hello Everyone,

    Sunday’s rehearsal (12 Sept) will focus on the next two gigs including a bit more practise on dance sets plus a taste of what’s to come in the autumn!

    Brown Velvet Waltz
    Bath Carnival
    Long Ashton Schottische
    Sweets of May
    Wet Weather
    Jockey to the Fair for Briggy
    Spirit of the dance / Summer (Opera ) Hats
    Band WW Waltz
    Blaydon Races/ Hogmanay Jig
    Fred Pigeon ‘s Triumph
    Dance with French / New Rigged Ship
    I want to be near you
    Let Union Be:
    Oats & Beans
    Washing Day
    Captain Money /Wednesday Night
    Up In The Morning

    See you there!
    Laurel

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  33. brigstowevb says:

    Hi Everyone,
    Here’s the rehearsal list for Sunday in prep for Stoke Gifford! It’s a very long list, so we’re going to start at the top with the things I think most need a run-through. If you’re worried about any pieces near the bottom of the list let me know at the start of the rehearsal and I’ll make sure we get to them!

    Let Union Be
    Washing Day
    I want to be near you
    Banbury Bill

    Captain Money /Wednesday Night
    Up in the morning early / Captain Dyke
    Jockey to the Fair
    Wet Weather. Trad. arr. Swift
    Sweets of May
    Bath Carnival
    Long Ashton Schottishe
    Summer (Opera) Hats

    WW Waltz
    Blaydon Races/ Hogmanay Jig
    Oats & Beans
    Dance with the French/ New Rigg’d Ship
    Fred Pigeons Triumph
    Spirit of the dance / Summer (Opera) Hats

    See you on Sunday!
    Laurel

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  34. brigstowevb says:

    Rehearsal Plan for Sunday, 11th July:

    – Let Union Be (instruments only)
    – Jockey To The Fair
    – Bath Carnival
    – Oats & Beans + Sweets of May
    – WW96 (William Winter’s Waltz)
    – I Want To Be Near You
    – Wednesday Night + Captain Moneys March
    – Up In The Morning Early + Captain Dyke
    – Washing Day
    – Petticoat Loose
    – Wet Weather
    – Dance with the French + New Rigged Ship
    – Fred Pigeon’s Triumph (listed as Triumph)
    – Don Quixote
    – The Nonsuch

    It’s quite a long list! Things nearest the top are most likely to get time!
    See you Sunday!
    Laurel

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  35. brigstowevb says:

    STOP PRESS: “I Want To Be Near You” is uploaded on the music page!!!

    The Rehearsal Plan for Sunday, 20th June is:

    New Tune – I Want To Be Near You
    The Nonsuch
    Petticoat Loose

    Play New Arrangements of:
    Bath Carnival
    Washing Day
    Wednesday Night + Captain Moneys March
    Wet Weather

    Run Some Dance Sets From:
    – Up In The Morning Early + Captain Dyke
    – Dance with the French + New Rigged Ship
    – Oats & Beans + Sweets of May
    – WW96 (William Winter’s Waltz)
    – Fred Pigeon’s Triumph (listed as Triumph)
    – Don Quixote
    – Blaydon Races + Hogmanay Jig
    – Portsmouth + Helston Furry Dance
    – Spirit of the Dance + Opera Hat

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  36. brigstowevb says:

    Hi All,
    All Day Workshop, this Sunday, 6th June! 10- 4pm.
    Bring your lunch, and whatever flask of tea / juice / cake you want for morning and afternoon breaks. No sharing!! Covid rules still apply.

    We’re focussing on getting the dance tunes ready for and the newest tunes ready for performance! Lots of fun to be had.

    Here’s the music plan – there’s a new one!

    Rehearse / Arrange:
    The Nonsuch
    Petticoat Loose
    Washing Day
    Wednesday Night + Captain Moneys March
    Bath Carnival
    Wet Weather

    Dance Sets:
    – I Want To Be Near You (!!New Piece!!! Will be online Wednesday!!!)
    – Up In The Morning Early + Captain Dyke
    – Dance with the French + New Rigged Ship
    – Oats & Beans + Sweets of May
    – WW96 (William Winter’s Waltz)
    – Fred Pigeon’s Triumph (listed as Triumph)
    – Don Quixote
    – Blaydon Races + Hogmanay Jig
    – Portsmouth + Helston Furry Dance
    – Spirit of the Dance + Opera Hat

    I’m checking through ‘arrangement cheat sheets’ this week, so intend to put up any missing ones before Sunday.

    We’ll be playing an hour at a time with 15 min breaks and lunch is 12:15-1pm.

    I think that’s everything you need, see you there!
    Laurel

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    • brigstowevb says:

      Hi Everyone, I’m having real trouble getting ‘I want to be near you’ finished – fingers crossed it won’t be long… Thanks, Laurel

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  37. brigstowevb says:

    23 May – Live Rehearsal! We’ll also be on zoom for anyone logging in from home.

    Run Through:
    Opera Hat
    Banbury Bill
    Sweets of May
    The Nonsuch
    Wet Weather

    Rehearse / Arrange:
    Oats & Beans
    Petticoat Loose
    Washing Day
    Don Quixote
    Bath Carnival

    Excited to see you there!

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  38. brigstowevb says:

    Hello Everyone! Fingers crossed this is our last online rehearsal! However I will continue to bring my computer to live rehearsals so anyone who prefers can join online. In the meantime, here’s the last chance to practise with the band while I CAN’T hear you!!! Make the most of it :o)

    We’re going to focus on the dance and play through alllll the new ones sets!

    – Wednesday Night + Captain Moneys March
    – Banbury Bill + Newcastle
    – Up In The Morning Early + Captain Dyke
    – Dance with the French + New Rigged Ship
    – Oats & Beans + Sweets of May
    – WW96 (William Winter’s Waltz)
    – Fred Pigeon’s Triumph (listed as Triumph)

    – The Nonsuch
    – Bath Carnival
    – Petticoat Loose
    – Wet Weather
    – Don Quixote

    Please note we renamed Dance with the French (formerly Down).
    See you Sunday!

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  39. brigstowevb says:

    Sun 28 March Rehearsal List is subtly different to 3 weeks ago!
    – Opera Hat – come dressed to film before the break!
    – The Nonsuch
    – Bath Carnival
    – Wednesday Night + Captain Moneys March
    – Banbury Bill + Newcastle
    – Up In The Morning Early + Captain Dyke
    – Down with the French + New Rigged Ship
    – Oats & Beans + Sweets of May
    – WW96 (William Winter’s Waltz)
    – Fred Pigeon’s Triumph (listed as Triumph)
    – Petticoat Loose
    – Wet Weather
    – Don Quixote
    See you Sunday!

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