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Hi, I've just been phoned by a Second Cousin who I've never met, and asked to be rehearsal pianist for a local production of a Little Night Music.
I've got no idea when I'm getting the score, he said he'll call tomorrow, because he's got a test at uni tonight.

So, anyone got a (Digital) copy I could look at or any hints/tips?


Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:59 pm
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Sondheim, is by nature, very complex. Here are a few Youtubes to look at while you are waiting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZutBlUX ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKqw7VK9CYE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFm_LSTX ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PVwQQ_U30I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-VXXZLh ... re=related

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Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:21 am
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Cheers for that.


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My advice to you is begin waltzing instead of walking, and DON'T play the clarinet.


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OK, thanks for the tip
Is it all (or mostly) in 3/4?


Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:24 am
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Almost entirely. Or variations thereof. There's 6/8, and I think some 12/8. But there are passages in four in I think Every Day A Little Death and In Praise of Women, maybe The Miller's Son. I'm not positive, though.


Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:55 am
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Well, I've got the score, and a recording.
I've just been reading it through with the CD, but they've cut out all the vamps and dialogue that's under music, as well as the Entr'acte.
Wish me luck!


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Well, rehearsal's going great, the show opens on 29/08 and closes on 12/09 and I've got an Orchestra Rehearsal tomorrow, followed by a rehearsal with the cast. I'm playing a mix of the 3 F Horn parts on an Eb Horn; Trumpet 2 on trumpet; and trombone on a Baritone. Lots of book swapping, and I'm taking 2 extra music stands, just in case I need them. I've got a guitar stand (without the bit that holds the guitar up; ie the frame, and neck brace) which the bari fits in nicely, so I'll use that for when I'm not playing Bari (Which is most of the time!), my trumpet stand for my trumpet, and I'll work something out for the Eb Horn, but I'll be playing that the most, so It won't be down often!


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Wow! I wish you weren't in New Zealand! Could I find you work over here!!!

Break a leg - sounds like you have it under control :-)

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Where are you? Stateside? Aus?
My 2nd Cousin's the MD, and I'd never really met him before he phoned and asked if I wanted to do Rehearsal Piano. This is his 2nd show as MD (He did "I Love You, You're Perfect, now Change" last year), he usually plays Bass or percussion; and he seems to be enjoying the show, as am I! I'm looking forward to the rehearsal tomorrow, should be fun, with 12 people covering 22 books!


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missannes wrote:
Almost entirely. Or variations thereof. There's 6/8, and I think some 12/8. But there are passages in four in I think Every Day A Little Death and In Praise of Women, maybe The Miller's Son. I'm not positive, though.
Nope. In Praise of Women is entirely in 3/4


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Actually, the second to last bar is in 2/4 followed by the last chord on Beat one of the last bar, which is 3/4, instead of just doing it in 3/4 and having the last chord on beat 3.


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