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Synthesizer part for Beauty and the Beast pit. 
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Fresh Face
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Post Synthesizer part for Beauty and the Beast pit.
Is the synthesizer part for this show incredibly important? Right now my music director is trying to decide between hiring a synthesizer or a piano...but I feel like both are extremely important. As based on the score the synth helps beef up the orchestra, and the piano has its own sort of part. What do you guys think?


Thanks for any help in this matter.


Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:21 am
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Young Hoofer
Young Hoofer

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Post Re: Synthesizer part for Beauty and the Beast pit.
I am assuming you are using the reduced orchestration, not the alternate if you are talking about just one keyboard (the alternate has 3 keyboard parts). The piano part is pretty much essential. You must have the piano part. I am playing violin for the show right now and I find the keyboard part often doubles the string parts.

You can also call Music Theatre International. MTI has a department of people who work for them who are music specialists. Our music director has called them before to get advice about which instuments are essential for specific shows and doubling possibilities etc.


Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:56 am
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Fresh Face
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Post Re: Synthesizer part for Beauty and the Beast pit.
Yeah. Every part of the show, whether it was just a synthesizer or a big one is very important.


Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:42 pm
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