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 Post subject: Orchestral Scores
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:51 pm 
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Greetings!
I'm a pianist and budding composer who is in love with Zappa's compositions, especially his orchestral music.
Though I spend many days studying his recordings, I would absolutely love to be able to see his artwork from the inside, for once.
Is there any availability of his scores, even if it wouldn't be for performance purposes (only personal study/satisfaction)? All I could find on the topic was some mention that the scores are available for rent, but nothing about purchasing copies.
This is a dream of mine, to be able to look at the scores of this beautiful music, and be able to understand it that much more, from his point of view.
Thank you in advance... I truly hope some day I can make this dream a reality.

Thanks also from the bottom of my heart for keeping his recordings alive...


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 Post subject: re: orchestral scores
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:54 pm 
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:arrow: orchestral scores

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 Post subject: Re: Orchestral Scores
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:39 pm 
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Thanks alot... don't know why I couldn't find that when searching around the Zappa page.
Though I sent them an e-mail expressing interest in some scores, I feel like I need to leave this question open to the ZFT:
Is it possible for a single individual who has no interest in performing these works to buy, or rent copies of the scores for study? I'm awaiting a response back, but I do hope there is some way for someone without a large ensemble to see copies of these pieces.


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 Post subject: Re: Orchestral Scores
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:35 pm 
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I checked into it a few years ago and they don't/won't offer study scores. I don't expect that to change. I would have liked to have seen the conductor's scores for a few things back then.

For what it's worth, Stravinsky scores are readily available for cheap (or even free if you can get access to a local college music department library.)

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