Working on the score

Individual preparation of the scoreWorking on a scoreDifficult score-readingHow to work on a score in order to conduct mostly from memory The “outside” information of a scoreScales for conductors (regular period exercises, arround 60 min.)
 

Difficult score-reading

  • Put numbers against on the different instruments in a difficult combination of instrumentation, start always with the lowest note with no.1, second note no.2, and so on:

To obtain a good level of score-reading, I higly recommend the book “Partiturspiel” by Heinrich Creuzburg (Edition Schott)

Examples:
Bach: Choral in the old keys


Tschaikovsky: Pathétique Symphony 4th movement


Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana , beginning Santuzza aria


Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Overture - beginning


Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé – figure 220 1st  cord


Mozart: Gran Partita for Wind-Instruments beginning of the Largo


Mendelssohn:  Ruy Blas Overture – first bars


Delius: Summer Evening


 

Beethoven: Sinfonia no.6 “Pastorale”


Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture  (nummers in bar 1 for the whole orchestra and in bar 9 for the winds)


Verdi: Rigoletto Overture (beginning)


Brahms: Symphony no.3  “Andante”


Verdi : Nabucco - Overture