Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Uploaded on Jun 24, 2017

Transcribed for OpenScore by Mike Nelson (https://musescore.com/user/6105546).

OpenScore IMSLP-23744

Pages 59
Duration 14:31
Measures 422
Key signature 3 flats
Parts 42
Part names Brass Ensemble, Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe(2), Clarinet(2), English Horn, Bassoon(2), French Horn(4), Trumpet(4), Trombone(3), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(6), Sound effects, Strings(5), Viola(2), Cello(4)
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It's wonderful to have everything in one score, but there are just so many mistakes everywhere that it needs a major revamp. Just to check notation and make sure all the parts are correct.
Please share to this group: https://musescore.com/groups/tchaikovsky/
Why isn't the sextet at the start written in desks? Frankly, as a cellist myself, I would rather be able to easily read my desk partner's part than not.
Oh! all the desks have been exploded. How much good does it do people? Not to mention that it nearly doubles required paper.
I found some CC0 audio: https://musopen.org/music/5072-1812-overture-op49/
If someone could export this to YouTube and use the audio from the link above, that video could be used as the default audio. (Even measure one sounds wrong because Musescore can't articulate the Souré.)
(Old Bailey Explodes) Hahaha! Magnificent, is it not!

(John Hurt) Put it on the blacklist . . . I never want to hear that music again . . .
Measure #357.... the measure we are all looking for.
great work Mike!! but there is something wrong with the sound of the percussion...... i dont hear the cymbals and the bass drum. but despite that it is a very good orchestration!
you should do the concert band version of this
In bar 16 Cello 2, the D should be an Eb tied from the previous bar. It's easy to notice when listening, since its the tonic chord.

In bar 45 in the bass voices, beat 3 needs to be an F on the 2nd line from top.

In bar 66, I hear F, which should be F#. I think it's in the Oboes and Tpts. I hear the same issue on beat 1 of the following measure.

Of course, there are more issues like this, but I'm gonna stop there.
Bars 74-76 are still an octave too high in the double bass.

And some detailed findings, that have no visual impact, but have impact upon MusicXML export & import. My apologies for the technicality of this, but computer programs notice the smallest mistakes...
* Please remove the "hidden" notes in bar 77 & 78 in the cellos and double bass, and switch the "normal" notes to voice 1 instead of voice 2. You're now having slurs between voices and that generally gives issues.
* Double (overlapping) slurs in bassoons in bar 131 (first slur - overlapping)) and 257 (last slur- top and bottom), measure 136 (overlapping, only bassoon 2)
* double slur viola 1&2 solo measure 2 and 3 (and second slur and staccato marks in measure 3 should really be under the notes, same measure 7)
* double slur viola 1&2, cello 1&2 measure 9
* double slur cello 1&2 measure 10, slurs in viola missing
* violin 2, measure 257 - second slur is a double (and there's a slur missing here - slurring must be same as violin 1)

Yes, I know - computer programs can be brutal...
And to not make you feel down from this: I've gotten worse from some bigger publishing houses.
I made the corrections on my score. I hope the moderator of OpenScore does the same for the online edition.
Just perfect ! Thanks to Mike Nelson : a great job !!!
I wouldn't swear to it, but something sounds wrong in measure 413. (I didn't listen to the whole thing.)
I just double checked the notes in measure 413 and they are the same as on the PDF from IMSLP. It sounded a little strange when I listened to 412 & 413 only, but seems to fit when I back up about 10 measures.
Excellent work!... but I think there's something wrong with the double bass part. It should be written an octave lower (basses don't read that many ledger lines) and preferably without the small 8 beneath the clef symbol.
Agreed! Replacing that clef with a standard bass clef will automatically shift the notation an octave lower.