Has anybody played Vaughan Williams’ “Dives and Lazaurus”? There’s a lot to do and I only have three weeks before the first rehearsal.
It’s been a few years since I played this, but I seem to remember the part actually being for more than one harp. Possibly one of the rare parts that says ‘harpes’ meaning more than one. Aren’t there some figures that are physically impossible to be played by one person?
What a great piece to be performing! Enjoy it!
Yes, good plan. I had to do that with the Sea Symph. (In one concert I even had to play both parts as best as possible as there was no second harp available. No chance of rests, some killer pedal changes and lots of photocopied page turn helps – though most of those were due to some printer at Stainer and Bell writing double hand gliss’ and continuous chord sequences over page turns. I had 25 photocopied bits attached including the whole 1st and last pages due to this. Anyone know a better publication for the harp part at least?)
Regarding the plan of tippex-ing and ledger lineing – do that if it is your own part as that is what I have done to some of mine. Hire companies are not usually that keen on you doing this though! I have Dives coming up next season (in the spring) and have a part on order so will have a look and see what needs to be done once it arrives.
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