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Nielson Symphony no.3 (Espansiva)
Vaughan Williams the Wasps Overture
Ibert flute concerto

If anyone has the scores and knows the exact requirements for these, that would be absolutely magnificent.

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Nielson Symphony no.3 (Espansiva)
Vaughan Williams the Wasps Overture
Ibert flute concerto

If anyone has the scores and knows the exact requirements for these, that would be absolutely magnificent.

Cheers

Nielsen - timps only
VW - timps, bd, cymbals, triangle
Ibert - don't have

You will have to settle for "fairly magnificent" rather than "absolutely."
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Nielsen - timps only
VW - timps, bd, cymbals, triangle
Ibert - don't have

You will have to settle for "fairly magnificent" rather than "absolutely."
Thankyou sir! Does it stipulate how many timpani in either score?
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Thankyou sir! Does it stipulate how many timpani in either score?

Both could be done with two, but:

Whereas VW calls for one pitch change (right after the start) and then stays constantly tuned to C-F, Nielsen is constantly asking for pitch adjustments, some with very little time allowed. (The 4th is even worse, where at times he seems almost to think of the timps as chromatic instruments.) I would say you'll need a player with a very good ear and a good set of pedal timpani.
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Well I can have up to five, but that might be escessive. I have ordered four and the percussionist can request more if need be. Thank you very much for your help Sfz.

Incidentally what is the difference between fz and sfz?
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Incidentally what is the difference between fz and sfz?

An "s."
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An "s."

Oh yeah!! This is when my lack of music degree really shows through... usually I can get by, but that level of analysis can only be attained after several years of study and practice. Cheers!
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Oh yeah!! This is when my lack of music degree really shows through... usually I can get ny, but that level of analysis can only be attained after several years of study and practice. Cheers!

Seriously: the words forzare and sforzare are both legitimate Italian, and both mean to force. The noun is always forza, never sforza. Sforzare, I'm told, is a more intense verb than forzare, and sfz is probably more common in notation than fz.
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Cheers for the clarification!
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