The signature piece of the Pops Concert is Jesus Christ Superstar. With 3 arrangements of it in your folders you probably guessed that – and you probably guessed there will be some edits. None of the arrangements does everything I’m looking for – but together I think we are going to have a very special rendition.
Instead of a rehearsal this week, please take time to edit your parts so we can be ready to rehearse it on April 10.
The 3 arrangements are:
MANCINI - LEWIS - O’BRIEN
-Put a fermata on meas 2, we will add a short cadenza there for piccolo and bass clarinet. I will have that on the 10th.
-In meas 13 play the 8th note on the ‘and’ of 2 short and accented with no sustain.
Cut to LEWIS
Meas 1 thru meas 71
add accel into 37
Cut to O’BRIEN
Meas 8 (count 2) thru 34.
If you have 2 8th notes on count 4 of meas 8, change it to 4 16th notes.
Cut to MANCINI
Meas 15 thru downbeat of 144.
Eliminate any long tones from 15 thru 18. We will insert a piccolo solo I will bring on 10th.
Meas 144, play downbeat only, transition to:
Cut to OBRIEN
Meas 80 to end
I appreciate your time getting this edit ready – it will save time next Tuesday.