Thank you everyone
I've just read my last few posts, and I sound like a real pushover don't I?? What with no Ts and Cs and students messing me about with lessons , and now having to chase around after a singer!!
Just to put you in the picture..
I have an ad. in a local magazine, and was rung by the liaison man (who happens to be a vicar) about six weeks ago asking if I would be prepared to accompany a singer on 6th July. I said I was available, but must have all the music so that I could get practising on it as soon as possible. Not only do they want me to accompany three songs with the singer (a pro. with the ENO apparently) but also two songs with their singing group.
Three weeks later, when I had assumed they no longer wanted me, the vicar rings up and says he now has the music from the singer! I told him time was getting on and I thought they'd found someone else. He said the singer was undecided as to what she wanted, which accounted for the hold-up. He duly bought the music round, and luckily it's been achievable with lots of practice. There was still the issue of the last piece from the singer though for her finale. Last Wednesday I rang and said she would have to sing the last song (which we now know is O Mio...) unaccompanied if the music was not with me in due course.
Hence the 'phone call today...
As for rehearsals...I'm to arrive forty minutes before the concert starts to rehearse with the singing group and then the singer...My request for more rehearsal time was met with.. "it's all very informal, so you're not to worry about it."
However, this is (possibly) a chance for me to get some new students, as well as accompanying practice. I want to do my best even if they don't! Agree with Czerny too...I don't want to look a prize eejit just because I don't have matching music to hers!
I don't somehow think I'll be working with this crowd again....
QUOTE(sunil @ Jun 25 2012, 08:07 PM)
uploaded and PM'd you the link of the score you requested. It is original and has 4 flats, but not sure whether it matches other criteria.
Hope this helps
Thank you very much Sunil. However, I can't open the link