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Number of desks for next season

May 21st 2017

Could all string section heads tell me how many desks they require for next concert / season?If you do not tell me, I will just get the default set, as ordering more copies from publishers costs more as they have to take parts from other sets.Thanks ...Continue Reading

Malcolm Tysoe

April 19th 2017

Hi allYou may be aware that Malcolm Tysoe's Music Shop in Farnborough Village has recently ceased trading as a result of Malcolm's ill health I have had a bow in for repair with Malcolm for some weeks and in the process of trying to find out the status of the work I have made contact with some people who have provided services to Malcolm over the years and who continue to be available directly as follows:  Violin/Viola/Cello repairs - Dante Zufolo   dant... ...Continue Reading

Viola parts

April 18th 2017

ViolasApologies. I uploaded the bowed parts in the break of the first rehearsal from my phone. Since then, someone cleared all the folders, unaware that the violas could be _that_ efficient.  I have uploaded them again. Download quick before the internet fairy wipes them out again. YoursThe beautiful one. Sent from my iPhone ...Continue Reading


January 28th 2017

Violas and cellos I have scanned the Schumann for both cellos and violas and the Mahler for the violas. I would have done it earlier but my normal scanning resource is in my office in London, a location which the incompetent thieving buggers at Southeastern seemed wholly incapable of delivering me to last week. However I have now given up and scanned them on my iPhone and they are now there for you to bow albeit a bit wobbly looking due to one of my legs being apparently a bit shorter than the other. Or some other med ...Continue Reading

Bowed parts available for upper strings

November 23rd 2016

Bowed copies of all violin and viola parts are now available at  -- Phil McKerracher+44 7565  ...Continue Reading

Viola Parts

November 22nd 2016

It may be a bit early in the morning to discuss viola parts - some of you may only have just finished your breakfast. However for those blessed people, the bowed parts are now up on the website. Apologies for not scanning them last week - I would have done had I not forgotten. However the fact that I have remembered this week (against all predictions) is a surely a beacon of hope to all those with limited intellects - you too can haul yourself out of the primordial soup and master basic skills such as what I have (walki ...Continue Reading

Attention Second Violins

October 3rd 2016

Dear all   Ruth raised the issue of turning pages in the Ravel and not losing the inside player’s part (either 2nd or 4th divisi line).  So I’ve put together this little note suggesting where the outside player might turn etc.  There’s the odd compromise but I think it works out OK.   I’ll bring some hard copies tonight too.  Mike     *Mike Ibbott * Director t   +44 (0)20 7208 2029  m +44 (0) 7803 513 759   *tp bennett LLP * One America Street London SE1 0NE UK ...Continue Reading

Viola Parts for bowing

September 20th 2016

The viola parts are on the website for bowing: V sign is an up bow and box with the missing bottom edge is a down bow. Other than that, you're on your own but if anyone asks you to move out of first position, you are entitled to free counselling. And an ice cream.Love and peaceDave ...Continue Reading

RE: Message to 1sts re Ravel AND APOLOGIES TO 2nds

September 15th 2016

Apologies to second violins: I’ve twice forgotten to bring the parts with me to scan at work.  Hopefully I will remember tomorrow so there is a chance you can have them for the weekend. Mike *Mike Ibbott* Director t   +44 (0)20 7208 2029  m +44 (0) 7803 513 759   *tp bennett LLP* One America Street London SE1 0NE UK +44 (0) 20 7208 2000 architecture interiors planning  Please do not print this email unless it *_really_* is necessary *From:* st ...Continue Reading

Message to 1sts re Ravel

September 15th 2016

Dear 1stsThe Berlioz and Ravel master copies are now on the website - thanks to Phil for the upload. There are just a few additional changes that need to go in the Ravel parts:9.4: The top line is obviously D# as well10.4: Con sord, not senza.17:  The new tempo marking is Vif159: 2nd stave: the third demi is C natural (correctly printed in the next bar)192: Muted, then senza as marked at the end of the pageHope this helps save a bit of timekind regardsAndrew ...Continue Reading
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