Keyboard & Brass Instrumentation Question

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December 6, 2010
The show lists 3 keyboards in the alternate arrangement. Could you provide me with a list of the differet sounds (i.e. Celeste, harp, piano, pipe organ, etc) that each book call for during the show?Also, how essential is the Horn 3 book? Assuming all of the other brass parts are covered, will this leave a huge hole?
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June 3, 2011
We are doing this show next Spring, and wondering if the ALT instrumentation can be mixed and matched with the regular instrumentation. please email me: dengelk@gjps.org

December 11, 2010
Keyboard 3 is mainly strings/brass and sound FX doubling but it isnt needed. I did it with 2 keyboards and filled key 2 with the harp lines cuz there are so many and very importnat. the sound of 3 horns make the show if ur going to do that alternate version so i would say get it. Is it completly needed no but it is a nice touch with the large orchestration.