Hi, Raroa students!
Here’s a video of Dona Nobis Pacem (Latin for ‘Grant us peace’).
You have three options for playing this piece:
- Play the whole melody (hardest)
- Play only one part: part 1, part 2 or part 3 (easier – see image below)
- Play the chords (maybe the easiest – it repeats a pattern of 3 chords “D-A7-D-A7, G-D-A7-D”)
Please pick one of those three options, according to what you think you can play for the concert. Please leave a comment below and mention what part you’d like to play, to make sure we have a balance of parts. If you think there are too many of any one part already, though, please consider choosing another part.
Here is a chord chart for the piece. You only need three chords: D, A7 and G:
Then, please practice with the video (keep repeating your part until the end) with the following in mind:
- Timing (very important in a group performance!)
Play along with this one.
Video – Chords
A video of the chords, which might help you.
Please keep practicing until you get used to playing together with the video.
Original choral version: