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Staging Suggestions

THE GLORY TRAIN

by Jerry Estes

Positioning:

Concert Position - voices parts in sections.

   

INTRO

Students create own body rhythm using pats, snaps, taps, claps, etc. (Opt. - conductor can cue in rows or sections.)

   

MEAS. 7

Fold arms and pulse 2X (Vol. 1, 14), look R while pulsing 2X.

 

M9: reach both arms up ("touchdown" look), clap in at chest 2X on beats 3 & 4, repeat reach up and clap in 2X.

 

M11: repeat all.

 

M15: body rhythms again.

   

MEAS. 17

IF SINGING: facing R diag, R jazz at mouth (Vol. 1, 67), then push R jazz up. Facing L, do train move 2X (Vol. 1, 8-9) using R foot and arm up and back, up and back.

 

M21: repeat all.

 

IF RESTING: hold low facing singers or repeat body rhythms.

   

MEAS. 25

Repeat as before on own vocal.

 

M33: repeat body rhythms again.

   

MEAS. 35

IF SINGING: point R index up high (Vol. 2, 114), then R jazz above head to L and R (Vol. 2, 4 w/jazz hand).

 

M37: repeat using L index, L jazz above R and L.

 

M39: repeat using both index, both jazz above L and R.

 

M41: both reach up, clap in 2X, reach up, clap in 2X.

 

IF RESTING: hold low facing singers or repeat body rhythms.

   

MEAS. 43

Repeat as before on own vocal thru M 50.

 

M51: lift R jazz to mouth on own All aboard.

 

M53: all double time train facing L.

 

M54: clap low front, medium front, both reach up, clasp above and hold (Vol. 2, 123).

2-Part, Level 1....18705

SoundTrax CD....18706

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