This would be the last rehearsal session before the orchestra goes for a short break to welcome the holy month of Ramadan.
And so, I managed to finish up all the orchestral arrangements that is needed for the IRIRHN show and the orchestra have gone through the parts and sight reading during last week and tonight’s rehearsal session. All was good to go. The rest of the music was either composed/arranged by the music director of Orkestra Melayu Singapura (OMS) or the music director of Orkestra Melayu Singapura Belia (OMSB).
We had to prepare a list of repertoire just to play safe during the show as we might need to play through till the end of the event. However, it is all up to the stage manager whether it will be cut short or it long. It is always better to prepare extra repertoires rather than nothing at all. This is very important when you are dealing with large ensemble/orchestra as there are many parts to prepare as compare to a three to five piece band where they can be “auto-pilot” with just little chord charts.
So here are the list of repertoires that the orchestra will be playing.
- A Place In Our Hearts (IRIRHN Theme Song)
- Gagasan Irama Melayu
- Jinkli Nona*
- Munnaeru Valliba*
- Yoroshiku Aishu – Sejak Mengenal Cinta*
- Stand Up For Singapore*
- Teresa Teng Medley*
- Yesterday Once More*
- Menjelang Hari Raya
*Music arranged by Yours Truly
The next Orkestra Melayu Singapura Belia (OMSB) rehearsal will resume on 21 June 2018.