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Staging Suggestions

ON DVD "Step By Step" #27431

SHEPHERDS, GO TELL!

arranged by Sally K. Albrecht

Positioning:

Women (Part I) bottom rows, Men (Part II) top rows. Or I vs. II.

   

INTRO

Slowly pulse R shoulder over and back 4X (Vol. 1, 45). NOTE: continue shoulder pulse throughout this choral when resting.

   

MEAS. 5

SINGERS: lunge R lifting R palm up to R w/palm down, pull body back while pulling R palm into R shoulder.

 

M7: R jazz pulses 2X at mouth (Vol. 1, 67), then push up, drop w/shimmer to R on hold.

 

M9: pan L across from R to L w/palm up (Vol. 2, 34), drop back.

 

M11: L jazz pulses 2X at mouth, push up, drop w/shimmer.

MEAS. 13

ALL both palms up and out to sides (Vol. 2, 84), lift on held note and clasp above on rest (Vol. 2,123).

 

M15-16: drop R palm w/lunge R on vocal. M17-18: repeat w/L.

   

MEAS. 19

R jazz pulses 2X at mouth, push up, drop w/shimmer.

 

M23: L jazz pulses 2X at mouth, push up, baby rock (Vol. 2, 87) to R, L, R, L.

MEAS. 27

Push flat R palm out to R side (Vol. 1, 49), join w/L (Vol. 2, 82).

 

M29: palms up and out, lift and clasp as before.

 

M31: push L palm out to L, join w/R. M33: as before.

MEAS. 35

As before: lunge and drop to R, then L, repeat R and L on vocal.

   

MEAS. 43

Form tableau around solo "storyteller," pray/lean in on lyric.

 

M47: hold tableau again. M49: look front, lift and reach front.

   

MEAS. 51

R jazz 2X to mouth, push up and drop. If rests, pulse shoulder.

 

M55: as before on this lyric - lift R w/lunge R.

 

M57: palms up and out, lift and clasp.

 

M59: pan L across from R to L w/palm up as before.

 

M61: palms up and out, clasp above on own follow.

MEAS. 63

Drop R palm then L palm on own follow.

 

M65: palms up and out, lift, clasp then open on follow rhythm.

 

M67: half note singers pulse shoulder; If lyric - lift R w/lunge R, pull back on M68.

 

M69: palms up and out, lift and clasp.

MEAS. 71

Drop R then L palm w/lunges to sides on own vocal thru M82.

MEAS. 75

Small groups do movement to match lyrics as before.

MEAS. 83

Palms up and out, lift and clasp.

 

M85: drop R palm, then L palm.

 

M86: lift R up to star w/palm down and lunge to R.

 

SATB, Level 4....18657, SAB, Level 3....18658, 2-Part, Level 2....18659

SoundTrax CD....18660, SoundPax....18661

Copyright 1999 Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.