Rehearsal Notes 4/9



Don't rush the off-beats at the beginning

Woodwinds, more of a chorale feeling at the beginning

Stay ‘piano’ from the 3rd bar of Rehearsal B through Rehearsal C

Don't crescendo/diminuendo on the fermata before the Allegro

Four bars before the Allegro “still needs to sing”

At the Adagio, don't drop down dynamically


Celli, lighten up a little at the beginning (so as not to drag)

Violins, emphasize beats 1&3 in the first bar

At Rehearsal Q, drop down to ‘MF’

At Rehearsal T, violins “bite” the top of each arpeggio

4 bars before Rehearsal R, ‘sfz’ on beats 1&3

At Rehearsal T, woodwinds be sure to observe the ‘sfz’


Woodwinds, play out in the 2nd bar of Rehearsal U

In the penultimate bar, slight crescendo to the 4th beat

Slight ritardando in the final bar

Need a clear lift before the last chord of the movement


Long notes should have some “life” (a slight crescendo)

“Keep it light” at the end of the movement

Woodwinds play out at Rehearsal I

At Rehearsal H, phrase to beat 2


Strings, emphasize the beginnings of beats at the start (tapering slightly)

“Triumphant” at the beginning

Violins, softer at Rehearsal A



Make sure dotted-eighth-16th pattern doesn't become tripletized

Watch the subito ‘pp’ in the 5th bar of the B-section

Observe the diminuendo in the last 7 bars

No fermata on the last beat of the movement


At Rehearsal A, 16th notes need to be as even as possible

Slight ritardando at the end of the 8th bar of Rehearsal C


Baseline dynamic is ‘piano’

Please practice with a metronome (dotted quarter=108 is the goal)

Observe the ‘pp’ in bar 222

The last note should be ‘ppp’

No ritardando at the end


In the last 3 bars, really emphasize the slurs

The last chord needs to be balanced and in-tune even though it's short


Will be conducted in 1

Clean cut-off after the third beat of the last bar