Vaughan Williams "Dona Nobis Pacem" Reduced Orchestration(s)
Date: June 14, 2013
I'm going to be conducting the Vaughan Williams next season, and because of space and budgetary restraints, we can't use full orchestra. Vaughan Williams wrote a reduced orchestration for strings and piano and I wonder if any of you have had experience using it. I know it pales in comparison to the full orchestration, but I'd love to know how it worked, how many strings you used, how large the choir was, and anything else you'd care to share. I know there are other homemade reductions floating around (substituting organ for winds, adding a timp and trumpet to the VW reduction, etc.), and I'd be happy to hear about any of those as well. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience!
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