West Side Story School Edition

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August 29, 2018
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I am wondering if any of the differences in the school edition might affect the orchestration/difficulty of the score, versus the regular edition. 

Can you speak to the score being any less difficult for high school students in the school edition?

Thank you. 

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September 4, 2018

Thank you for your question! There is no difference in the difficulty of the orchestration. There are some minor cuts, and  few doublings that had been combined. But the music remains the same. The School Edition does come with the Performance Accompaniment Recording as well as the choreography guide, which tackles the largest complication of staging this show.