We had an orchestra rehearsal this morning for Beethoven’s 9th. It should be a crime to make people sing that music before noon.
Last night was the Mass in C. I have sung that piece a number of times before, and its one of my favorites. Unlike most Beethoven, it’s a pleasant sing.
Tomorrow we sing the 9th, after which I should need vocal rest for a few days. The fourth movement’s redeeming quality? Its voicing includes triangle.
I don’t know the technical aspects of the 9th, but it is a favorite.