Raiders of the Lost Ark

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #198181

    The VSO just played Raiders of the Lost Ark along with the movie up on a big screen. Heads up: the harp part at 6M2-6M3 is a lot of work to learn, but it turned out that it was thickly orchestrated, and the piano was doubling the harp part in the most difficult sections. You’ll know what I mean when you see it. I did play it as written, but all that work was completely unnecessary. It would have been fine to split the doubled octaves with two hands, and the overall effect would not have suffered at all. The tempo is about 60 to the quarter note. Other parts of the score are much more exposed.

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