Holst – The Perfect Fool ballet

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #149193

    In Holst’s ballet The Perfect Fool, the bar before and after rehearsal number 21, someone has pencilled in 8va, but it’s not clear which notes this applies to, or whether this is even correct. has anyone here ever played this?

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    julia-shaw on #149194

    Hi Elizabeth – I just dug out my part to this and three notes are marked 8va – the Ab before 21 and the Bb and F after.

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    alexander-rider on #149195

    Hey- I have to play this in the Spring- what’s your last word on this Elizabeth?

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    kreig-kitts on #149196

    I misread that as “The Ferfect Food” and wondered what Holst was thinking when he penned that one.

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #149197

    Well, it’s the perfect food for thought! Once I play this, I will come back with an answer.

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #149198

    We just performed it, and yes, julia Shaw’s answer is the correct one. This is a beautiful piece! I am surprised it isn’t performed more often. One thing to watch out for, Alex, is that the rehearsal numbers aren’t always on the phrases.

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