Paul Isom Posted September 25, 2017 Share Posted September 25, 2017 I am due to play for a concert in a Rome church which includes the Vivaldi Gloria with just organ accompaniment for two Italian and one English choir. We're currently using the Ricordi edition which as am organist, I find utterly hopeless to play from. It's clearly just an orchestra reduction and not really designed for an organist, just the rehearsal pianist. I am desperate to find a more user-friendly edition which has been designed for the organist. Attempts at making the Ricordi edition work for me have ended up with the most appalling results. For instance 'Domine Deus' turns into a comedy act if I try and play the dotted bass line in the pedals as written, and if I just play a pedal note on the beat it turns the whole thing into a complete nonsense, and it's the same elsewhere in the piece. I'm not a bad organist and can cope with most things thrown in front of me, but the Vivaldi is turning into an utter horror for me, and with three and half weeks to go I need a solution fast (an getting another organist is not an option!). Any sensible suggestions about editions and solutions would be very gratefully received. Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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