Wagner's Flying Dutchman

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    Jeanne Ekholm on #185285

    I just received the music for Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” for February performances. Would anyone have and be willing to share pedal markings with me? Not many measures of music but it seems a pedaling/enharmonic challenge.
    Thank you!

    Sid Humphreys on #185312

    If it’s the Overture, Sarah Bullen covers it in her book, Principal Harp Book 2.

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #185340

    I also have my own edition, if you would like to email me. You can find my contact info on http://www.elizabethvolpebligh.com.

    Victoria on #216601

    Hi Elizabeth, just wondering if your version is the same as the one in Bullen’s principal harp book? I find that version, although playable, still quite challenging.

    Also what is the tempo the orchestra usually play at? In Bullen’s edition it’s written as minim=63, and the one on IMSLP said 72. But all the ones I have heard on youtube are way faster than that.

    Thanks everyone in advance.

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #216611

    No, I have a different version than in Sarah Bullen’s book. It can go very fast. Nowadays, it seems that everyone is going as fast as humanly possible, or beyond.

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #216617

    Here are the PDF’s of both pages of my edition. Our last tempo for this was 88, not 72. It varies, depending on the conductor.

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #216618

    I couldn’t upload them after all. You can email me if you would like to see them.

    Victoria on #216627

    Thanks so much Elizabeth, I will send you an email.

    Oh dear…88…is it still playable securely at that tempo?

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