Author Topic: Regarding orchestral parts - is it normal for each booklet to have a cover?  (Read 319 times)

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janx

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I am preparing hard copies of score and parts for a rehearsal and wanted to know if each part normally has a 'cover' (front and back - just as the full score does)? I haven't played in an orchestra for many years now so I can't remember what's normal.

I would assume that the parts would benefit in terms of durability if they were protected in this way but that it would, of course, increase costs.

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As an orchestra player .... I rarely ...if ever see an orchestra part with a cover. 

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As an orchestra player .... I rarely ...if ever see an orchestra part with a cover. 

Mark

Oh thanks for this Mark. :)

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I've always had a "cover" of sorts on my orchestral parts, but it's been of the same type of paper as the parts themselves.
Also, no colour, just black and white, and the instrument name clearly indicated on the cover page.
I have yet to see professional parts (that is, non-photocopied parts) that do not have a cover page (ie: start immediately with the 1st page of music).
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janx

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I've always had a "cover" of sorts on my orchestral parts, but it's been of the same type of paper as the parts themselves.
Also, no colour, just black and white, and the instrument name clearly indicated on the cover page.
I have yet to see professional parts (that is, non-photocopied parts) that do not have a cover page (ie: start immediately with the 1st page of music).

Thank you Michel - very helpful.