Posted by Keating Johnson on September 26, 2001 at 15:05:57:
In Reply to: Hindemith's Brass Ensemble question posted by Justin Beish on September 26, 2001 at 10:30:53:
I have played the work several times and conducted the work 3 times over the years. Tuba part is wonderful and soloistic much of the time--the opening is tuba solo. Can be done with one harp, takes some rehearsal time for all, and the piano part is not concerto level but takes a good pianist with good ensemble sense that can follow a conductor. Parts are available rental through European American in PA. Large size score is available. Op. 49 Schott ED 3248. Last time I rented it it was $295.00. 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, one harp but best with 2, and piano. the full score has a piano reduction at the bottom of the page for score study. First time for me was sight reading in the American Wind Symphony--all need to see the parts in advance of the first rehearsal.