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What’s on your music stand? Winter 2012

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  • #103945
    Jerusha Amado
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    Hi everyone!

    I’ve been reviewing the repertoire that I play for gigs (pop/jazz/traditional), making slight improvements and also working to keep it all under my fingers.

    How are you doing?

    #103946
    kreig-kitts
    Member

    We just got the Sound of Music medley by Robert Russell Bennett. Not the most interesting harp part I must say.

    #103947
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    Is this for your orchestra?

    Why is it uninteresting? (Just curious..)

    #103948
    kreig-kitts
    Member

    It’s for symphonic wind ensemble. It’s written more like a piano part to accompany the singers during rehearsal, which we don’t have anyway since it’s an instrumental arrangement. It’s all left/right, bass/chord, oom/pah. The left hand doubles the low brass and winds so and the right is almost all block chords in the first line of the clef on off beats.

    #103949

    I just completed making an arrangement for harp of the Sinfonia from Bach’s “Weihnachts-Oratorium.” It turned out great! I hope to make a You-Tube of it and post it soon. It’s based off of a reduction for organ I found on-line.

    #103950
    joan-steinberg
    Participant
    #103951
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    Do you find that you like most of what you’re assigned?

    #103952
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    Steven,

    I really admire your ability to arrange classical music!

    #103953
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant
    #103954
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    Nothing. Since you asked, that may give me the necessary kick in the pants. I am working on something, but on banjo.

    #103955
    kay-lister
    Member

    Jer,

    #103956
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    Great post, Kay!

    #103957
    joan-steinberg
    Participant

    Thank you for your thoughtful question.

    #103958
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

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    I’m glad to hear this!

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    The brain is a marvelous thing, isn’t it!

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    I’m in the same position, but it’s o.k.–we can only do what we can do.

    #103959

    Kay, that is so true. Mildred Dilling, First Lady of the Harp (In the full page photo in Musical America magazine many years ago) said, in a workshop I took with her in 1978: Don’t drop your pieces. She had just

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