In Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” there are two places during the frenetic “Latin” movement where the orchestra members shout out (either) two words or one two-syllable word. Despite careful listening I have never been able to understand them/it. Will someone please help me to be able to sing along?
And while we are at it, are there other examples of “incidental” directed vocalizations in otherwise purely orchestral compositions? (I am assuming that the above example IS actually directed in the score and not some spontaneous-has-become-obligatory reaction.)