Piano reduction for "Bluegrass Mass"
Date: December 6, 2010
The community choral group which I direct has programmed Carol Barnett's "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" for this spring. Has anyone prepared a keyboard reduction of the vocal parts that they would be willing to share? There are several sub-divided parts that are quite complex and would be difficult for our rehearsal accompanist to play from an open score. Also, I notice that several of the performances on You-tube make use of a piano in addition to a bluegrass group. Am I correct to assume that this is something that is being done out of necessity, to support the choir and/or instrumentalists, and is not the original intent?