This production of Messiah 2.0 will be using the 1902 Prout orchestration which, among other improvements, has settled many rhythmic discrepancies and allowed for more playable brass parts.
The orchestration is as follows:
Flute 1 & 2, Oboe 1 & 2, Clarinet 1 & 2, Bassoon 1 & 2, Trumpet 1 & 2, French Horn 1 & 2, Trombone 1, 2, & 3, Tympani, Organ
Strings: Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, String Bass
There are a specific number of orchestra slots available on a first-signed-up first-served basis. You may be required to audition. Please complete the registration and someone will contact you shortly.
We courteously request the following:
- You attend the two or three pre-season rehearsals (to be announced).
- You attend all three dress rehearsals (December 12, 13 & 15).
- You perform in both performances (December 16 & 17).
Note: the following three PDF documents contain important information. The INDEX contains the list of selections we will be performing with this arrangement (not all of the original movements are included). The ERRATA has a list of corrections and changes made for this arrangement. Changes marked "per score" or "match score" will be given at rehearsals. The TAG ENDING contains the string parts for the conclusion of [26.] No. 46 "Since By Man Came Death" - all string players will need this music.