Rehearsal Plans

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. brigstowevb says:

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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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