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Staging Suggestions

ON DVD "Step By Step" #27431

EXSULTATE CANTAMOS FESTIVO

by Jay Althouse

Positioning:

Mixed Voices: Men vs. Women (sides or top/bottom). I vs. II.

   

INTRO

Tummy walk to R (Vol. 1, 99): step R, together, step R, touch L.

 

Repeat to L. Snap both hands out, then cross snap above head (Vol. 2, 18), snap out, then cross snap low.

 

M7: using piano rhythm, 3 circle claps low to high on accents.

1st time

 

MEAS. 9

Leaning forward, bring R fist up to R shoulder and pulse 2X, repeat L, repeat R, then quick L and R w/ head turn to L and R.

 

M13: L fist up 2X, R fist up 2X, then snaps out, up, out, down.

 

M17: repeat fists up R, L, R, then quick L and R w/head turns.

 

M21: roll fists (Vol. 2, 124) and turn to outside using heel pops.

 

M23: 3 circle claps low to high on accents. Roll to center, claps.

2nd time

 

MEAS. 9

Repeat as above using 90 arms (Vol. 1, 100). All else same.

   

MEAS. 30

Slow step t (opt. bc) to R and roll R shoulder back. Repeat L.

 

M34: roll arms over and back (Vol. 1, 83), over and back.

 

M38: repeat thru M43.

 

M44: using piano accents, tilt cymbal clap to R, L, R, L.

 

M46: repeat tilt cymbal claps higher R, L, R, L.

   

MEAS. 48

Repeat 90 arms as before, starting when your vocal starts.

 

Echo: stay low and roll arms till M50, then start 90 arms.

 

M62: all faacing outsides w/3 circle claps low to high,

 

M64: roll to center, claps.

   

MEAS. 68

Exsultate - 90 arms R, L, R, quick R and L, continue opp.

 

Festivo canto - roll arms 2X, S-curve above w/R, repeat opp.

 

Canciones - lift songbook up, open and drop to sides.

 

Alegre jubilo - throw jazz hands down on rest, then over R shoulder (Vol. 1, 53 but on diagonal), repeat L, continue.

   

MEAS. 84

Repeat as before, but with S-curve arms above (Vol. 1, 101).

 

M100: roll arms front, joining w/vocal and higher each time.

 

M103: drop front.

 

M104: using piano accents, tilt claps R, L, R; L, R, L; R, L, R; end w/L S-curve above and head up.

 

SATB, Level 4....18611

SAB, Level 3....18612

2-Part, Level 2....18613

SoundTrax CD....18614

SoundPax....18716

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