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Trial by Jury - Chorus Practice

Trial by Jury
From video by John Paul Middlesworth, still captured and edited by ARJ

For each number in the show, begin with the file corresponding to your choral part, which isolates your part against subdued principals and accompaniment. Listen and sing along with the highlighted part until you are confident. Then try the Tutti recording to see if you can hold to your part when all choral parts are sounding together. Work back and forth between part and Tutti as needed. In some cases, the tempo has been moderated in the part recording (or excerpt), but kept full tempo in the Tutti (or full-length) recording.

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Trial by Jury

Selection Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
1. Hark, the Hour of Ten is Sounding
2/2/1      • (Chorus Entrance) 1:11
1/1/1      • (Full Length) 1:23
1. (Cont'd) Now Jurymen, Hear My Advice
8/4/1      • "From bias free of ev'ry kind" 0:13
9/4/1      • "From bias free of ev'ry kind" " "
11/1/1      • "From bias free of ev'ry kind" " "
7/3/5      • (Full Length) 1:29
12/1/1 1a. Is this the Court of the Exchequer? 0:53
2. When First My Old, Old Love I Knew
16/2/2      • "Tink-a-tank" (1st time) 0:16
16/2/2      • "Tink-a-tank" (2nd time) 0:18
17/3/1      • "Oh, I was like that when a lad" 0:25
18/4/2      • "He shall treat us with awe" 0:30
15/1/1      • (Full Length) 2:33
3. All Hail, Great Judge!
21/1/1      • "All hail, great Judge!" 0:51
23/3/1      • "I'll tell you how I came to be a Judge." 0:59
20/3/1      • (Full Length) 2:30
4. When I, Good Friends, Was Called to the Bar
28/2/3      • "A couple of shirts and a collar or two" 0:12
28/2/3      • "So I fell in love" 0:12
29/5/1      • "She may very well pass for forty-three" 0:12
29/5/1      • "And many a burglar I've restored" 0:12
31/1/2      • "So now, if you please, I'm ready to try" 0:12
31/3/2      • "For now I'm a Judge!" 0:29
27/1/1      • (Full Length) 2:43
5. Swear Thou the Jury!
34/1/1      • "That you will well and truly try." 0:28
33/1/1      • (Full Length) 0:57
6. Where Is the Plaintiff?
36/2/1      • "Comes the broken flower" 1:09
40/1/4      • "Fairest days are sun and shade" 0:35
35/1/1      • (Full Length) 3:19
7. Oh, Never, Never, Never
42/1/1      • "Oh, never, never, never" 0:19
43/1/6      • "Your kindness, gentlemen" 0:26
42/1/1      • "Monster! Monster! dread our fury" 0:18
42/1/1      • (Full Length) 1:15
8. May It Please You
45/4/1      • "Or deceive a girl confiding" 0:18
46/4/3      • "Sweetly smiled my client on him" " "
47/4/3      • "Breathing concentrated otto" " "
49/1/1      • "Doubly criminal to do so" " "
49/3/1      • "Cheer up, my pretty" (Ending after last refrain) 0:32
45/1/1      • (Full Length) 2:42
9. That She Is Reeling Is Plain To Me
52/1/1      • "I shall recover if left alone" 0:12
53/1/1      • "Oh! fetch some water from far Cologne!" 0:12
1/1/1      • (Full Length) 1:23
10. Oh, Gentlemen, Listen, I Pray
55/3/4      • "Consider the moral, I pray" (1st refrain) 0:24
55/3/4      • "But this I am willing to say" (2nd refrain) 0:24
54/1/1      • (Full Length) 1:32
11. That Seems a Reasonable Proposition
58/2/1      • "In the reign of James the Second" 0:22
57/1/1      • (Full Length) 0:54
12. A Nice Dilemma
63/1/1      • (Chorus entrance, triplets passage only) 0:28
66/1/1      • (After triplets to 1st ending, with prep pitch and tempo) 0:33
67/1/2      • (2nd ending to end) 0:33
63/1/1      • (Entire chorus passage) 1:26
59/1/1      • (Full Length) 2:30
13. I Love Him
73/1/1      • "Yes, he must pay." 0:29
76/3/2      • "Will all respect, I do object!" 0:09
78/3/2      • "Put your briefs upon the shelf" 0:10
70/1/1      • (Full Length) 2:25
14. Oh, Joy Unbounded
80/1/2      • "It seems to me, Sir" 0:25
84/1/1      • "Yes, I am a Judge." 0:27
79/1/1      • (Full Length) 2:30

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If you wish, you can download an individual MP3 sound file from the above table by right-clicking its down-pointing arrow (↓) and selecting Save link as... or Save target as... from the pop-up menu.

To download all the MP3 recordings for a part, use the button corresponding to your choral part, below. (Note that there are no 1st and 2nd divisi in this score, though sometimes the chorus may by divided by character groups, such as jury, bridesmaids, and spectators. Such divisions are not reflected in these recordings.) You will also need the Tutti zip file. Besides the sound files, each zip file contains one or more playlists for playing relevant groups of individual recordings in sequence.

Also download the Tutti .zip file. You will need this set of files too.

For more information about saving and unzipping these downloads, please read Tips for Downloading the Practice Files. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.


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