Saturday, February 03, 2007

CCT Ragtime Orchestra - Music Changes and Cuts

This document pertains to the Spring 2007 Corvallis Community Theatre production of Ragtime, the musical. These notes are intended for the members of the CCT Ragtime Orchestra.

The following are the list of musical cuts, transitions, and/or alternate cues that will need to be marked (in pencil) in your books. Note that your books probably contain many markings from other productions, but ours may be different. Also note that these notes are subject to change. I'll keep you posted if/when new cuts arise and point you to this post for the latest revisions. Please mark your book as follows:


*** Orchestra Volume Levels ***
(See my notes posted in the pit on Saturday, May 12 that outlines our strategy and approach - thanks!)

*** CHANGED 5/10/2007 - Opening night ***
#36 (Bows) – Do NOT take the repeat at measure 45

*** Simple Clarifications - Revised 5/8/2007 ****
#6 (What Kind of Woman) – No repeat on the safety vamps – just play on through!
#7D – Rich and full at measures 43 and 44, for those of you playing
#11 – No safety vamp at measure 8 – just play on through!
#23 – No safety vamp at measure 3 – just play on through!
#26C – No safety vamp needed – just play on through!

Act I
No. 4 - Journey On: we'll play the regular version of the cue (NOT the alternate version)

*** REVISED 5/8/2007 ****
No 5A - Crime of the Century (Part 2, Reporters) - just a point of clarification on the parts. Some of you seem to have an extra measure (measure 30) - however, the cue should end at measure 29.

No 5B - The Crime of the Century (Part 3: Victrola) - will be a pre-recorded cue.
Houdini's Airplane (just before No. 6) - cut this section of the cue only. (we will play cue 5A)

No. 7B - Success (Part 3) - we WILL play mm. 13-18 (not cut as previously indicated)
No. 7D - play through mm. 32, cut to mm. 43 and play as written
No. 9A - Gettin' Ready Rag (Part 2) - play to beat 1 of mm. 31, cut to mm. 76 (beat 2), then cut from end of mm. 85 to mm. 104
No. 11a - Firemen/Coalhouse Crossover - cue starts at mm. 9 (although some you may start at mm. 1 and play through mm. 8, then meet us at mm. 17
No. 12 - Your Daddy's Son - we'll do the regular version of cue (not alternate version).

**** REVISED 5/10/2007 ****
No. 16C - Lawrence, Mass. Sequence - add a fermata to your beat 1 chord or note at measure 22; we'll hold there and I'll cut off. Our next entrance will be at mm. 43 (with the screaming woman)...this is the slow 6/4 through beat 1 of measure 46 (the 3/4 measure) and mark an abrupt cut-off // ....from there, cut to measure 65. We will play this in a slow 4/4 tempo...your last measure is either marked 3/2 or 6/4...either way I'll beat that in a slow 6 and we'll hold on the last beat, then a short cut-off and we're into the transition of "Gliding".

No. 19 - We will do the normal version of this cue, not the alternate key version.

**** UPDATED 5/8/2007 ****
19A - President - played as is - just watch for the 2/4 measure hits.

Act II

No. 23 - We will do the normal version of this cue, not the alternate key version.
No. 25 - "What A Game" - this number is cut; we will do No. 25A though.

**** UPDATED 5/8/2007 ****
No. 26A - Play to downbeat of mm. 34; cut to beat 1 of mm. 64 of cue No. 26B (that's a solo C7 chord for piano, very milked) - the remaining beats in measure (beats 2, 3, & 4) are dictated/tenuto with chorus only ("My honey) instruments should be playing there...after that we're a tempo as written.

No. 27 - We will do the normal version of this cue, not the alternate key version.

*** NEW CUT AS OF 4/18/2007 ***
No. 29A - add a fermata on the whole note at mm. 18...this is where the cue ends... we then go to No. 29B and note where we start....

No. 29B - Harlem Pas De Deux - cue will start at mm. 12.
No. 31 - cue ends with fermata on mm. 40, beat 2.
No. 33D through No. 34A: we will do the normal versions of these cues, not the alt. key versions.

**** REVISED 5/8/2007 ****
No. 35 - we're adding a single measure (before measure 1), that repeats four times. Low instruments play a low G...then we play it as written.

Final notes: make changes in PENCIL. These cuts/changes are subject to change - thanks for being flexible!