The annual Trombone Chat Christmas Trombone Choir project is "In Dulci Jubilo" as harmonized by Bach.
I have uploaded IDJ_Parts&Guides.zip to this dropbox location...
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
The zip contains parts:
IDJ_Score&Parts.pdf the full score and individual parts in one PDF that you may print out as you need.
IDJ_12Parts.pdf the 1st and 2nd trombone parts in bass clef
note: the 1st and 2nd Trombone parts are lacking the crescendos/diminuendo/accel/rit markings in the score at section D. You'll have to write those in.
The zip contains guide tracks. You may use any of these to prepare as you see fit, whatever it takes to get your notes in tune and in time:
IDJ_1234.mp3 all four voices with click track. This is the only guide track that approximates dynamics.
The guide tracks have five measures of preparation beats. The cue notes in these preparation measures are the first pitch the part will play but do not play the cues notes.
There are four isolated-part guide tracks:
IDJ_1.mp3 1st Trombone only
IDJ_2.mp3 2nd Trombone only
IDJ_3.mp3 3rd Trombone only
IDJ_4.mp3 4th Trombone only
Three guide tracks have a 1, 2 or 3 part with bass for people who prefer to hear a bass line:
Finally, the brief section at each rehearsal letter is excerpted. You can put your mp3 player on repeat and woodshed a section if you wish. These excerpts have abbreviated preparation beats:
This arrangement is contrived to be left and right, call and response choirs, marked "Choir Left" and "Choir Right" in the score.
Everyone plays one Left and one Right part. Example: When you are recording a "Left" part, stay silent for all the "Right" part notes. Everyone plays at "All".
Part assignments as follows. You only need to record video for your performance in the first column:
Tenuto! Full duration! Sonorous trombone sounds! Whether at forte or piano, the notes get their full values. There are no staccatos in this arrangement.
Good advice from last year:
AUDIO guide notes
[Recording in a dead/non-echoing room is best. Beautiful reverb will be added in post]
If you're recording audio separately, please deliver in mono 24 bit wav. I will be doing a lot of editing on this project, so if you're able to edit your stem to line up with the guide track then that would be much appreciated.
If you're recording on a phone: Check that you're not standing too close to your mic by recording the loudest part of this arrangement and listening back to it with headphones. If it sounds distorted, you're too close.
I'll do my best to catch any distorted tracks as they come through so you can re-record in time if you need to. Best approach is to not overblow, and play softs softer so your range of dynamics is still good.
I understand that sometimes it's impossible to get a single take that you are happy with. I am fine with using separate takes, but please label these clearly and choose which parts you like better for me, otherwise I might not grab your best take.
It is also much more difficult for [the editor] to have separate videos, so if one of your takes is complete all the way through, that would be nicer for him. I actually usually record all my audio first when I do a video, then do a *mime track so I can concentrate on performing. It's not cheating, it's art!
*mime ie I still play, but I don't care if I miss any notes
Upload your files to the Drop box with this naming convention:For the video, please follow these guidelines:
Wear something festive - the cheesier the better. Ugly sweaters and blinking lights are encouraged.
Shoot in LANDSCAPE!!! That mean's your phone/camera is sideways, not up and down.
If you are using an iphone, the default setting is to reverse the video. Please change this so that it does not appear that you are playing left-handed.
If you can use a mic that is better than your phone mic, please do so. Separate audio and video files are OK as long as they sync up.
Shoot so that the camera is on the slide side and not the bell side so that we can see your pretty face.
Don't stand directly in front of a window if you are shooting in daytime as that tends to overexpose the image.
Keep the background in mind. Don't have too much junk in the background.
Don't shoot in 4K even if your camera can do that. [If your camera has a 720p setting that will be plenty!] The file sizes get huge and it will be rendered in 1080 anyway.
Try to keep your music stand out of the shot.
Deadline December 11
Q: Is it too late to join this project?
A: No! PM me about what part(s) you'd be interested in. I will assign you something.
And we're still looking for someone who wants to edit the video portion!
Thank you, in advance to everyone participating!