Included with the vocal scores
of Sacred Choruses are orchestral reductions (for piano) intended for rehearsal use.
Publishing innovations in recent years have led to song and aria anthologies offering a helpful combination of vocal scores
, CDs, and on-line resources, making the job of the voice teacher, coach, and (it is hoped) the singer, ever easier.
Many vocal scores
have an English translation written below the text but it's not always exact and can mean something entirely different!
With respect to producing material for operas and vocal works, Herr Stolba said it was important to give priority to the production of vocal scores
, which are set at the same time as the full score, because soloists often have to learn their parts by heart so need more time, also the director will normally work from a vocal score
when preparing a production.
The music library also contained many vocal scores
of musicals, old and new.
Containing full piano vocal scores
for 48 classic musical theatre tenor solos plus CD's of piano accompaniment for solos, the "Tenor Musical Theatre for Classical Singers" is a brilliant collection of the best in vocal solo work for tenors in musical theatre and/or show music.
Her voice was strong, tackling more demanding vocal scores
towards the end of the show.
We must think, rather, of a 'work in progress', changing from performance to performance and only incompletely reflected in the printed vocal scores
. Furthermore, they show that none of the versions in the printed vocal scores
was realized precisely in the performance to which scholarship assigns it but that they merely represent retrospective 'snapshots' of the state of Puccini's intentions at the time.
This is frankly a pity, for competitors are tending to throw in a set of parts rather than force the rigours of postage and bureaucracy upon would-be performers, and in the case of all three of these editions, each part would only be a thin folder, although in the case of vocal scores
For Broude's Trial by Jury and HMS Pinafore, errata lists for the full scores were included when the subsequent vocal scores
were published, and I will communicate my brief list to the publisher rather than belabor a reader here.
The "real" exhibit was matched by a "virtual" one, improving the range of pages and volumes on show; it included a projection with music, devoted to librettos and vocal scores
"Given that the vocal scores
had then to be printed for the vast Birmingham Chorus to be able to rehearse the work, and this would have taken a couple of weeks, it is remarkable how close the whole project came to disaster," said Richard Westwood-Brookes, historical documents expert at Shropshire-based Mullock Madeley auctioneers, the company which is due to sell the score.