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A WYO homage to NHS

Hello, hope you are all well.

I have just finished this piece called "Homage to the NHS".

The idea is that we record ourselves individually playing the song. We will then edit the sound and make a video that we can send to NHS staff, friends and others who need something uplifting. So, please try your best for this to be both fun to watch and nice to listen to.

The idea is that at least one of you make 2 videos. One with yourself playing your instrument and one where you play on a glass by rubbing your finger around the rim. Anyone who is up for this is welcome to do it. However, you need to produce the note F. When finished you greet the camera or drink the contents, or do something else that you find appropriate.

Your note needs to be exactly 3 minutes and 8 seconds before you stop!
This note is by the way what you hear at the beginning and at the end of the backing track.

To make your glass a perfect sounding concert F you need the right kind of glass and use a dropper (pipette) to fill the glass to the right tuning. (Use a tuner!)

Please use for example yellow cordial. I don't want them to think that you are drinking wine! Wine glasses usually work best though, as they have a thin rim and a good rounded shape.

Now please read these important points carefully before you start:

1. You have until 11 May to finish this!
2. Video yourself playing your part (landscape format).
3. Send it to me - fredrik.intune@gmail.com! Please make sure you use Wetransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or something else that doesn't crash your (and my) inbox.
3. If you play more than one instrument. Please feel free to make multiple videos.
4. Serious videos are fine, but if you like, please be inventive. Why not dance around or play upside down or ...
5. Use the backing tracks below when you record. Ideally use earphones hidden to the camera.
6. Its important to use the right volume when you record so you can hear both yourself and the track.
7. If you're not dependant on tuning, you could record the track using a metronome in your earphones (124 bpm).
8. Make sure you tune to 440Hz before you start.
9. If you are a string player, please use suggested bowings. It looks better!
10. Its not essential, but... if you can use a good microphone and be in a room without too much echo it would make it sound better in the mix.
11. The tracks start in bar 1 and what you hear is the wine glass.
12. Percussion players - if you don't have the suggested instrumnents at home, please be inventive...
If you struggle with any of this, please email me.

Now, please click here! to listen to a recording of the song generated by Mr. Sibelius!

Here are the backing tracks. On the recordings your part and the metronome is louder than the rest. To save it on a PC right-click the link, and chose "Save link". .

Flute 1 and 2
Clarinet 1 and 2
Bassoon 1 and 2
Bassoon 3
Horn 1 and 2
Trumpet 1 and 2
Trombone 1 and 2
Trombone 3
Harp
Piano
Percussion
Drums
Glockenspiel
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass
Electric Bass

And here here are your parts.

Flute 1 and 2
Clarinet 1 and 2
Bassoon 1 and 2
Bassoon 3
Horn 1 and 2
Trumpet 1 and 2
Trombone 1 and 2
Trombone 3
Harp
Piano
Percussion
Drums
Glockenspiel
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass
Electric Bass

And Here! is a link to the score, should you need it...

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FREDRIK HOLM, IN TUNE, MILKING STILE LANE, LANCASTER, LA1 5QB, UK, +447780 623855, fredrik.intune@gmail.com