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I landed a spot with a group singing a Tallis motet this summer. We had our first rehearsal last night and it was so much harder than I'd anticipated. There are 40 moving parts, one person to a part, and it's very easy to get lost. And in this case the conductor isn't giving entrance cues. Because there are so many parts, I don't have the full vocal score and can't look for a distinctive bit in the other voices and use that to find the place.

I did better with finding my notes than I'd thought I would, but that was still rather dicey.

I have a recording and a partial score and can prep for the next rehearsal by counting the measures between entrances and listening for cues in the other voices.

Really I think this is going to come down to counting measures and making confident entrances - for now, at least.

Any advice?
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