Macbeth Reduced Orchestration


Macbeth (1865 version)

Giuseppe Verdi

Reduced Orchestration: 1(picc)1(cor)11 1100 11111 stgs harp(optional) timps/perc

Flute/Piccolo, Oboe/Cor Anglais, Clarinet (A/B-flat), Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Harp (optional), Timps/Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

This reduced orchestration of Verdi’s Macbeth is aimed for performance using 12 or more players. The string parts can be performed with a single string quintet or with a larger string section.

The Timpani and Percussion is arranged for 1 player – a second player could be added if required. Verdi’s original harp part is included and is optional.

The score and parts have bar numbers and Ricordi rehearsal numbers.

This reduced orchestration was created during 2023/2024 and receives its first performance by Mid Wales Opera on 2 March 2024.

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