Resources for "Sing Out, Davies!"

Welcome! We’re delighted you’ll be participating in the Sing Out, Davies! choral workshop on March 30, 2014, led by San Francisco Symphony Chorus Director Ragnar Bohlin.

Everything you need to know about the workshop is on this page. If you have questions, please contact Lolly Lewis, Community of Music Makers Program Administrator, at llewis@sfsymphony.org or (415) 503-5344.

 

Download your music!

         INTROITUS - KYRIE        

 

               SANCTUS              

Altos please note:  for the Sanctus you are invited to sing with the sopranos or tenors if you wish.

 

             AGNUS DEI             

 

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Workshop Details and Logistics

  • Admission is by ticket only. All workshop participants should have a PARTICIPANT ticket. If you invited guests to see you play at Davies Symphony Hall, they will not need a ticket. See below for more information for Observers. For any questions about tickets or registration, please call the Symphony Box Office: (415) 864-6000 (Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, noon-6pm).

  • PARTICIPANTS: Plan to arrive at the Davies Symphony Hall entrance on Grove Street between Van Ness and Franklin, between 6:00 and 6:15pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. All participants will need to be seated on stage before the workshop begins promptly at 6:30pm.
  • During the course of the workshop, participants will be escorted to the various Davies Symphony Hall rehearsal spaces for sectionals, led by Chorus Mentors. Entry to the stage area is via a short staircase.  Wheelchair-accessible entry is available; if you need alternative access without stairs, please contact Community of Music Makers to alert us, and plan to arrive a little early and ask for assistance.
  • Paid parking may be available at the Performing Arts Garage (1/2 block from Davies Symphony Hall).
  • Participants will be provided with sheet music at the workshop.
  • Dress is casual; please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and refrain from using scented products (hair spray, perfume, etc.).
  • There will be a break during the workshop, and workshop participants will be provided with coffee, tea, and cookies backstage. Restrooms are available during the break period, and participants may user their cell phones during this time.

  • OBSERVERS: Your seats will be in the Loge and First Tier sections of the audience. Please note that this is a working session and you may not be able to hear the instructions given onstage. Please enter through the Symphony Box Office on Grove Street between Van Ness and Franklin. Observers will be free to come and go (quietly) as they wish. Observers may exit to the lobby of Davies Symphony Hall to use their cell phones. Restrooms will be available for those in the Observation Loge.
  • Observers will be allowed to take non-flash photographs from the Loge, using silent hand-held cameras (no tripods please!). Please note that audio recording and videotaping is not allowed.
  • Observers are not allowed on or backstage, or in the orchestra section of Davies Symphony Hall. We ask that observers respect the educational environment of the workshop, and engage in quiet observation throughout the evening.
  • The last hour of the workshop will feature a run-through of the workshop music. Observers may choose to attend the run-through only. Plan to arrive by about 8:45 as the run-through will begin at approximately 9:00pm.
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Listen to the Repertoire


Introitus - Kyrie

Performed by Swedish Radio Choir, Fredrick Malmberg, conductor; courtesy of Naxos of America.


Sanctus

Performed by Swedish Radio Choir, Fredrick Malmberg, conductor; courtesy of Naxos of America.


Agnus Dei

Performed by Swedish Radio Choir, Fredrick Malmberg, conductor; courtesy of Naxos of America.

 
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Additional Rehearsal Tools

TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS

Introitus - Kyrie

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Te decet hymnus, Deus in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem:

exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis caro veniet.

Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison

Grant eternal rest to them, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on them.

A hymn befits you, God in Zion,
and a vow to you shall be fulfilled in Jerusalem.

Hear my prayer,
for unto you all flesh shall come.

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy

Sanctus

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, 
Domine Deus Sabaoth, 
pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. 
Osanna in excelsis!
Holy, Holy, Holy, 
Lord God of Hosts, 
the heavens and earth are filled with your glory. 
Hosanna in the highest!

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, 
dona eis requiem. 

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, 
dona eis requiem sempiternam.

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, 
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, 
quia pius es. 

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: 
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Lamb of God, who removes the sins of the world, grant them rest.  

Lamb of God, who removes the sins of the world, 
grant them eternal rest. 

May eternal light shine on them, Lord, 
with your saints, for eternity, 
for you are merciful. 

Grant eternal rest to them, Lord, 
and let perpetual light shine on them.

Pronunciation guide


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PRACTICE TRACKS for INDIVIDUAL PARTS Professionally recorded rehearsal tracks by Matthew Curtis

Please note: where parts are divisi (divided into 2 sections as in, for example, Tenor 1 and Tenor 2), please become familiar with both and sing the one most comfortable for you.

Introitus - Kyrie

SOPRANO


ALTO

 


TENOR 1

TENOR 2


BASS 1


BASS 2

 

Sanctus

SOPRANO


ALTO


TENOR 1


TENOR 2


BASS 1


BASS 2

Agnus Dei

SOPRANO


ALTO


TENOR 1


BASS 1


BASS 2

 
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More about the Music: Suggested Reading & Listening

Fauré: Requiem

On disc: Charles Dutoit leading the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists Kiri Te Kanawa and Sherrill Milnes | Laurence Equilbey conducting members of L'Orchestre National de France and Accentus with soloists Sandrine Piau and Stéphane Degout (Naïve) | Michel Legrand conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra and Ambrosian Singers, with Barbara Bonney and Thomas Hampson (Teldec)  |  André Cluytens conducting the Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire de Paris and the Elisabeth Brasseur Chorus, with Victoria de los Angeles and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (EMI Classics, Great Recordings of the Century)

In print: Regarding Fauré, edited and translated by Tom Gordon (Gordon and Breach)  |  Gabriel Fauré:  A Musical Life, by Jean-Michel Nectoux, translated by Roger Nicols (Cambridge)  |  Gabriel Fauré, by Jessica Duchen (Phaidon)  |  Fauré and French Musical Aesthetics, by Carlo Caballero (Cambridge)  |  Paris:  A Musical Gazetteer, by Nigel Simeone (Yale) 

Practice tracks: More rehearsal tracks for Fauré Requiem and other works are available for purchase at www.choraltracks.com

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