Orchestra Music Binders?Schools, Teachers and Camps: trying to figure out a good music binder for our chamber group. We have some stands shared and some not.
From Jared Barton
From Trevor JenningsIn my chamber orchestra I use a 4-ring binder, which keeps the sheets of music stable when in a near-vertical position on a stand. It is also especially convenient when playing for barn dances (the music won't blow off the stand when the dancers come whizzing close!), when there is a fairly large number of pieces, each on one page, and the order of playing isn't known in advance. For barn dance playing I like to have each page in its own plastic folder - that music doesn't often require annotation or need to be hole-punched.
Posted on April 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM
A two-hole office punch should have a setting on its hole position slider to enable accurately spaced four holes for an A4 size four-ring binder.
[Edit added. Since posting the above I now see on this page on my iPad an ad by an office furniture supplier in the UK. The Safari browser doesn't miss a trick!]
From N.A. MohrI'm just curious. Our orchestral music is all purchased, for copyright and performance reasons. We have folders...we don't put holes in anything.
Posted on April 7, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Everything gets returned...and filed away, after our performances...
From Jared BartonCarrying several books about isn't really feasible and copies are made from originals with sufficient copies to meet copyright. Some music we perform is arranged and sold for orchestra and some requires me to layout and give paper copies.
Posted on April 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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