finding mini orchestral scores
I am hoping that this is such a silly question that it will be answered in one reply... ;)
I am looking for mini scores for the concertos which I am studying, so I can note what is going on in the various parts and analyze the harmonies (if I am ambitious enough).
I know the scores are often available on imslp, but I don't want to print them out and have loose pages, I'd rather just have one of those nice little mini books, if you know what I mean...
Anyone know where I can find them? I have looked on various sites, shar included, and have had no luck...tips?
I know what you mean by the teeny books. Our community orchestra conductor was previously a conductor of a couple of orchestras in Finland (for, like, decades) and he has a large trove of those little score-books, and sometimes he even conducts from them, even if they're a different edition from what the orchestra is using. How he can read that at his age (ca. 90) boggles the mind.
The publisher Eulenburg is the 'classic' source of mini scores:
Anita, try an online search for "Lea Pocket Scores", which may be what you have in mind. Amazon, for one, apparently have them in stock.
Thank you all! I found what I was looking for - that was very helpful. :)
What do you mean by score analysis?
"Tips" is right on the mark. A few weeks ago, after they'd been refused by the charity shops I took all my miniature scores to the tip for recycling
Well, I was imagining listening to the piece with the score and noting who has the main line at every point, so as to note what kind of color the solo should respond with (e.g., the intro was played by the trumpets vs. the intro was played by the bassoon would produce very different responses, I imagine?). I also thought that I would listen for any harmonic surprises or harmonic changes between various iterations of themes, to see if the character of the solo line should change.