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Ensemble size Approximately 20 membersDivision of parts The music structure sounded like it was in four or five parts There were 7 sopranos 6 altos 1 tenor and 4 basses singing on this occasion Layout To the left of the conductor were the sopranos infront of the conductor was the tenor and behind the tenor were the basses that just leaves the altos who were to the right see fig 1 Sopranos7 Tenor1 Altos6 Repertoire All Creatures Now J Bennet Of All The Birds That I Do Know J Bartlet A Pretty Duck There Was J BartletSweet Honey-Sucking Bees J Wilbye3 Australian Bush Songs I GrandageRehersal Plan Firstly Peter instructed the choir to do some stretches to get their whole body warmed up The next step was warming up the diaphragm with the choir doing a percussive style hiss To prepare the choir for intonation the choir was asked to hum the na consonant on a given pitch and to change the pitch firstly with ascending by a semi-tone and returning to the starting pitch This exercise was continued in the same manner with other vowel sounds like oo and ee and also by descending and returning to the original pitch Finally a simple melody was sung where the choir sung a 5th 8ve and 9th above or below the melody using the words Anna Maria The melody was repeated with the tonic ascending stepwise To encourage the choir to sing the right pitch Peter would raise his arms Now that the choir was warmed up Peter started them though the repertoire All Creatures Now to reflect the light character of this madrigal Peters used small bouncing gestures To keep the choir running through the peice without stopping he
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