November 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm #62747
For what it’s worth, I’ve re-set several numbers from THE FANTASTICKS in my Sibelius software to get rid of page turns, fix errors, and just improve readability of the new “computerized” part from MTI. In other words, I reduced 7 pages to 3 on the OVERTURE, and ROUND AND ROUND went from 20 pages to 11. In the case of the latter, I also fixed all those things you know needed to be done–eliminating ledger line hell by just writing in the treble cleff and/or using 8va markings, plus page turns and fingerings and consistent pedal markings!
I’ve also re-fingered and re-configured what hand plays what on several pieces, which (at least for me) makes it vastly easier to sight read and play. My parts are 99% the original, with very little editing. What I’ve typeset is:
1 Try To Remember
4a This Girl
14 Abduction Ballet
23 Much More – Reprise
24 Round And Round
26 They Were You
These are performance tested, and I find makes life much easier just in terms of readability.
Let me know if you need them. I’m not trying to violate any MTI thing–just offering these to harpists to make life easier.November 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm #62748barbara-kraichy–2Participant
It sounds great. I would be interested. Would it be downloaded from the computer or are you going to publish it? By any chance would you be coming to the AHS National Conference in New Orleans in June? could I get it there? The Naples Harp Ensemble is going to be performing—want to join us?
Barb KraichyNovember 24, 2013 at 12:59 am #62749patricia-jaegerMember
What a generous offer! 85 pages, and some of the turns in the harp part have continuing eighth notes; impossible to continue if both hands are busy. I would greatly appreciate whatever you care to send to me, David . My street address is in the AHS Directory of Feb. 2013, on page 138. Let me know the amount to reimburse you.November 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm #62750
No charge…..just send me your email address and I can send them to you in .pdf form that you could print out yourself. It’s not the WHOLE score….just those awful spots where you have to wonder what they were thinking when they laid the book out! I’m atNovember 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm #62751
Just email me and I can send you pdf files. firstname.lastname@example.org
If I can get to Naples I’d be happy to play with your ensemble!@November 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm #62752Candace Lark-MasucciParticipant
Wish I had know you 2 years ago when I was playing Fantastics at 3 different theaters. I will be emailing Thank soooooo much.March 26, 2015 at 11:53 am #186846vanjo88Member
Any chance I could have the harp parts?June 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm #188462melissa-gallantParticipant
What would be a reasonable amount to ask for per service to play The Fantasticks? Thanks!June 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm #188463
The usual around my area is a minimum of $75 per service. Sometimes more, as there are usually only 2 musicians used.
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