Update: Woodwind doubling in Broadway musicals

A few years back, I started compiling a little list of Broadway-style shows and their woodwind books—the printed parts the woodwind players use in the orchestra pits. It has since grown wildly out of control to over 900 shows and has firmly cemented itself as the most popular thing on this website. Many of my visitors—from top Broadway musicians to community theater weekend warriors—contribute to the list by sending in information from the trenches.

Over the last few months, I’ve hosted two versions of the list, and solicited feedback about the newer version versus the classic edition. Thanks to all of you who took the time to test drive the new version and submit some comments.

The feedback showed an overwhelming preference for the new version, which as of today is replacing the old one. It adds some extra functionality, most notably a search bar, and will also load faster for most users. It includes links to search for soundtrack albums for each show on iTunes and Amazon—I hope that this will be a convenience for some users and not an undue hassle to others; it provides a revenue stream which, while pitifully tiny, nevertheless helps to keep this website going.

Thanks once more for your support of the Woodwind doubling in Broadway musicals list. I hope you will continue to make use of it and of other woodwind stuff here at bretpimentel.com.

4 comments on “Update: Woodwind doubling in Broadway musicals”

  1. JK

    Have you tried using the list from an iPhone? The index across the top doesn’t seem to work. If I search for a show by name, it can find the show.

    • Bret Pimentel

      Thanks JK—
      It does seem to work for me (on an iPod Touch), though it is quite slow. I’ll make a note of it and see if I can fix it to be a little snappier for iPhone folks. Send me an email if it really doesn’t seem to work at all.

  2. JK

    It’s working fine this evening. I don’t know what was going on a few days ago. Thanks!

    • Bret Pimentel

      Great! Keep me posted if you run into any other issues.

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