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Patience - Chorus Practice

Patience, Bunthorne, 2006
From video: Mike Hale, 2006

For each number, begin with the audio clip for your individual choral part, which features your part played prominently using a clarinet sound, along with accompaniment and principals' vocal lines in a piano sound at lower volume. Listen and sing along with your isolated part until you are confident. Then try the Tutti file to see if you can hold to your part when all choral parts are playing at full volume. Work back and forth between part and Tutti as needed. Constantly full dynamics and mostly steady tempos are used for pitch-drilling purposes.

Change Tempo slider: You can slow the tempo of the playback by sliding the light blue knob on the above "Change tempo" slider to left and right along the track. Tempo begins at 100% at the right end and changes by 1% increments to a minimum of 50% at the left end. Note that slowing the tempo introduces distortion into the audio playback. (Supported in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera web browers.)

Page numbering corresponds to the G. Schirmer edition (ed. Edmond W. Rickett). The columns "Pg," "Sy," and "Ms" indicate the page, system, and measure where the excerpt begins, sometimes including one or more pickup notes before the specified bar. For example, Pg 10, Sy 3, Ms 7 means page 10, in the third system on that page, at the 7th measure in that system.

How would you like to access the sound files?


Online: Find the excerpt you wish to hear, and in that row click the or button for your choral part or for Tutti. It will play in the audio player at the top of the page next to the menu. (Or click the down arrow ↓ to play directly in your browser, bypassing the above audio player.) The button indicates the most inclusive Tutti recording for each number or subsection of a number.


Act I (prior to Finale)

Pg Sy Ms Excerpt Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
1. Twenty Love-Sick Maidens We
10 3 7      Opening Chorus 0:48
12 1 3      Angela Solo (pt. 1) 0:22
13 1 1      Angela Solo (pt. 2) 0:31
14 4 3      Ella Solo 0:13
15 2 3      Ending Chorus 0:40
10 1 1      Full Length 3:46
2. Recit.: Still Brooding / Aria: I Cannot Tell
18 2 3      Recit. Chorus Cue 0:15
17 1 1      Recit. Full Length 0:53
21 1 1      Aria Chorus Cue 1st Refrain 0:26
21 1 1      Aria Chorus Cue 2nd Refrain 0:27
19 1 1      Aria Full Length 2:31
17 1 1      Recit. and Aria - Full Length 3:22
23 1 1 2a. Twenty Love-Sick Maidens We (Reprise) 0:36
3. The Soldiers of Our Queen / If You Want a Receipt
24 3 5      The Soldiers of Our Queen (Chorus Cue) 0:30
24 1 1      The Soldiers of Our Queen (Full Section) 0:53
27 1 3      If You Want a Receipt - Intro 0:18
30 3 3      If You Want a Receipt - Refrain 0:28
26 4 1      If You Want a Receipt - Full Section 2:30
24 1 1      The Soldiers of Our Queen / If You Want a Receipt (Full Length) 3:20
4. In a Doleful Train
34 2 5      "In a doleful train" (Opening) 0:40
35 3 5      "Now is this not ridiculous" 0:32
39 1 3      "And we die" (1st stanza) / "Twenty love-sick maidens" (2nd stanza) 0:20
40 1 3      "I hear plainly all they say" (1st stanza) 0:10
40 1 3      "Round the corner I can see" (2nd stanza) 0:19
41 1 3      "In a doleful train" / "Now is this not ridiculous" (Ending) 0:58
34 1 1      Full Length 4:32
48 1 1 4a. Twenty Love-Sick Maidens We (Reprise) 0:29
5. When I First Put This Uniform On
50 3 3      (1st time) "A fact that I counted upon" 0:16
50 3 3      (2nd time) "Which I never counted upon" 0:17
49 1 1      Full Length 1:32

Act I Finale

Pg Sy Ms Excerpt Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
9. Finale of Act I
72 2 3      "Let the merry cymbals sound" (Chorus Entrance) 1:41
71 1 1      Full-Length Section 2:19
75 4 3      "Now tell us, we pray you" (First Chorus Cue) 0:27
77 1 3      "They cannot have led you" (Second Chorus Cue) 0:18
75 3 4      Full-length section 1:02
77 4 2      "Heartbroken at my Patience's barbarity" 1:09
80 2 3      "Stay, we implore you" 0:27
83 2 2      "A teardrop dews each martial eye" 0:37
82 1 1      Full-Length Section: "Your maiden hearts, ah do not steel" 1:29
85 4 1      "Put in half a guinea" 0:17
84 2 1      Full-Length Section: "Come walk up and purchase with avidity" 0:35
87 2 1      "We've Been Thrown Over, We're Aware" 0:30
89 1 1      Recit.: "And are you going a ticket for to buy?" 0:26 (No chorus cue - Tutti included for completeness)
89 3 1      "Oh, Fortune, to my aching heart be kind" 0:31
90 4 1      "Come, Lady Jane" 0:28 (No chorus cue - Tutti included for completeness)
91 3 1      "Hold! stay your hand!" 0:35
93 4 2      "Then you may take me, if you will" 0:25
93 1 1      Full-Length Section: "If there be pardon in your breast" 0:45
95 2 1      "How Strong Is Love!" 0:41 (No chorus cue - Tutti included for completeness)
97 2 3      "True love must be without allay" 0:11
98 3 2      "Is prompted by no selfish view" 0:12
96 3 1      Full-Length Section: "True love must single-hearted be" 1:26
102 1 3      "And never, oh, never" 1:05
99 3 1      Full-Length Section: "I hear the soft note" 1:58
109 3 1      "But who is this" 0:36
109 1 1      Full Section 1:01
110 2 1      "I am a broken-hearted troubadour" 0:50
113 3 1      "Oh list while we/they a love confess" 0:59
113 3 1      (Tutti includes Postlude) 1:21
71 1 1      Full-Length Finale of Act I 16:59

Act II

Pg Sy Ms Excerpt Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
10. On Such Eyes As Maidens Cherish
128 4 1      Chorus Cue 0:49
128 1 1      Full Length 1:17
12. Turn, Oh, Turn In This Direction
134 2 1      Chorus Cue 1:07
134 1 1      Full Length 1:17
13. A Magnet Hung in a Hardware Shop
139 3 2      1st Stanza 0:34
142 3 2      2nd Stanza 0:35
138 1 1      Full Length 2:26
19. I'm a Waterloo House Young Man
186 3 1      Chorus Cue 0:14
185 1 1      Full Length 0:43
20. Finale of Act II
190 2 1      Chorus Cue 0:28
188 1 1      Full Length 1:13
 


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To download all the MP3 recordings for a part, click the button corresponding to your choral part below. You will also need the Tutti zip file. Besides the sound files, each zip file contains one or more playlists for playing relevant groups of individual recordings in sequence.

Click one of the following buttons to download the .zip file for your chorus part.

*The Tenor and Bass zip files each contain two instances of division into parts 1 and 2. Be sure to look for T1, T2, B1, and B2 as part of the file names for those excerpts, to make sure you are hearing the correct part.

Also download the Tutti .zip file. You will need this set of files too.

In a some cases, the Tutti file stands in place of a part file for unison singing. Playlists in the part .zip may be missing one or more numbers if the Tutti download is omitted.

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