This page offers some full-orchestral works in their original scoring, in newly-engraved performance editions.
BIZET: Carmen Concert Extracts
2(1dp).2(1dc).2.2. / 18.104.22.168 / 1T 2P 1H / Strings (25')
Mezzo Soprano solo
A concert suite for mezzo soprano and orchestra, combining orchestral entr'actes and Carmen's arias.
1. Prelude to Act 1
6. Card Aria
7. Danse Bohème
First performed by the Opera North Academy 2021
GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture (full orchestration)
3(1dp).3(1c).3(1b).3(1c). / 22.214.171.124 / 1T 8P / Strings (10')
A newly-engraved edition of the full and original concert opener, clarifying older editions whose handwritten parts and scores are difficult to read and littered with errors and inconsistencies. This authoritative performance edition brings to life one of Gershwin's late masterworks, and one of his most joyous pieces.
Also available as a reduced orchestration - please specify when enquiring which version you require.
RACHMANINOV: Aleko (full orchestration)
1(dp).1(dc).2(1db).1. / 126.96.36.199. / 1TdP 1P 1H / Strings (50')
Soloists, SATB Chorus
Coming in 2021: Rachmaninov's youthful opera 'Aleko'.
Aleko's Cavatina also available separately.
Please note: a reduced orchestration will also be available: please specify which you require when making your enquiry
STRAUSS, R: Symphony in F minor Op. 12 (Original New York Version)
188.8.131.52. / 184.108.40.206. / 1T 0P 0H / Strings (42')
One of Strauss's early works, his Symphony in F minor is a fearless work which won the praise of Brahms. It was premiered in New York, led by the conductor Theodore Thomas, and between that premiere and its first publication, many hundreds of adaptations were made to the score - some superficial and come very significant - and it is not clear whether these were authorised by Strauss himself or made by the publisher, Josef Aibl. This new edition, with Critical Commentary, aims to return as closely as possible to what the young Strauss wrote - creating a set of parts and full score representing the manuscript in Strauss's hand.
The opening of Eine Alpensinfonie uses the identical descending scale theme as the opening of his Symphony No 2 - perhaps a self-referential device to highlight how, although they share an opening theme, the two pieces could not be more different.
PARRY orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
3(1p).3(1c).3(1b).3(1c). / 220.127.116.11. / 1T 2P 1H / Strings (3')
England's 'second national anthem', a setting of William Blake's poetry, presented in Edward Elgar's stirring orchestration made for the 1922 Leeds Festival.
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Festival Overture (full orchestration)
3(1p).2.2.2. / 4.4(2c).3.1. / 1T 5P / Strings (15')
Corrections made to the older editions, and open key signatures applied to the chromatically adventurous middle sections. The parts and scores include professional bowings.