1812 Overture sheet music

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  1. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    That time of year in the States is fast approaching when we celebrate Independence day by playing a "tune" commemorating the Russians "defeating" the French in 1812. I've been assigned the solo/1st cornet/fluegelhorn, part. The arrangement is by Mayhew L. Lake. The copyright on my part is 1928!!!!! It has ALL of the cue parts in it and lots of tremolos to save space for all the "superfluous" cues written in. The score, once white, now beige, is tediously aggravating to read. There is not one multi bar rest!!!!!! There are cues written over top my written part!!! The paper is so oily and dog-eared from handling, making relevant notations is difficult. AND, SOMEONE USED PEN AND HIGHLIGHTER!!!!!!! My question is, is there a more modern printing of this arrangement? My searching has turned up zip, zero, nada so far. Thanks!
     
  2. SteveRicks

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    That sounds like a nice copy to PDF and post.
     
  3. tobylou8

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    My teacher has volunteered to rewrite it for me using Finale. We will see how it goes. He did wryly say, "Welcome to the world of Classical music"!
     
  4. jimc

    jimc Mezzo Piano User

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    Well, at least the music is in the key of the horn you're going to play it on. A lot of it isn't!

    I have, myself, used Lilypond to re-do music. It does nice work, and is free. Weird, but free.

    I have posted my experience using Lilypond to tame the Franck Symphony here: http://formicapeak.com/~jimc/FranckSinDm/FranckSinDm.html
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Thanks, I will look into it. My teacher is retired and writes a lot of music, jazz, big band, concert band and so on. We also don't play sections 18-23 and pick up at 24 in this arrangement. Also, many of the tremolos aren't consistently marked with dots. I know what they are supposed to sound like because I played it last year, but new folks... .
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    My problem with the 1812 Overture is that I don't have a cannon among my instruments.
     
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  8. tobylou8

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    Thanks, but slightly different and still very busy.
     
  9. BigDub

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    Just kidding ;-);-)
     
  10. tobylou8

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    You KNOW I'll be on my hose trumpet whenever between now and July 4th!!! ROFL

    Maybe I'll just memorize it!! :roll:
     

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