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Popular Choral Works with Reduced Scoring in the Orchestral Parts

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Verdi, Requiem

This version requires 1 flute (doubling on piccolo), 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 off stage trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 bass trombone, tuba, timpani, bass drum and normal strings (eleven fewer wind players than Verdi's original).

The scoring has been done with a light touch so the solo parts in the wind section remain on the original instruments. The original Latin text only appears in the score

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The set of orchestral parts (all A4 size) includes one each of the wind and percussion parts and 5 x first violin, 4 x 2nd violin, 4 x viola, 4 x cello and 2 x double bass.