A colleague recently wrote to me and complained about the combined harp one and two parts he receives and is asked to play, and he is upset that harpists are actively participating in making combined parts available, thus reducing employment for second harpists and the value of the parts, to paraphrase. I know my teacher was dead-set against it, and said if you are first harp, only play the first harp part and leave out any of the second. For those of you who have regular positions, do you have any say over the hiring of a second harpist? For those of you who free-lance, how do you handle such requests? I think I would say, would you ask the principal flute to play flute two as well?
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