*Song Without Words (a choral version for comparison): It's also interesting to hear the choral version's treatment of the eight-note "waves" that we have in our arrangement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLTqb-fMHIA
This arrangement DOES take the repeat back to the beginning, but as you know, we will NOT. Once the piece gets to the first ending, skip forward to 7:30. This is where the Recitativo starts.
This piece is actually a multi-movement work, but we're only doing the first movement. What we're playing ends at 12:50 on the video. The full video lasts 24 minutes. You don't have to listen to the rest of the movements unless you want to.
Tempos seem a little sluggish in this particular version (probably due to the age/level of the soloist). Odds are we'll play this faster--more on this once Jeff and I have a chance to meet later this fall about specific tempos.