A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra (Ives, Charles)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
In the Inn (No.2)
For Piano solo
|Work Title||A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra|
|Copyright Information||Possibly public domain in EU and other 70 pma countries.|
|Composer Time Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
I. flute or oboe ad lib., english horn, timpani, piano, violins, violas, cellos
II. clarinet in B♭, bassoon (or baritone saxophone in E♭), timpani, piano, violin, viola, cello
III. bells, harps horn, violins, violas, piano (2 players), cellos, basses
See comments on last page of score for information on substitutions.
- The string parts in no.1 are listed in the plural, those in no.2 are listed in the singular.
- In no.2, though the instrumentation on the first page is as listed above, there is an instruction at rehearsal letter O for the clarinet to play "8va ad lib., if more than 2 Violins or if Flute is playing here with 1st Violin", 2 bars later "Clar. lower notes if Fl. plays", and 1 bar later, "[no trombone]".
- The last page of the score has some good information on the history of theatre orchestras, and suggestions for substitutions of instruments.