John Kemp wrote:As we all know, music stands will display a double 'standard size' page. Bigger stands will allow a three page fold out. Some 'ordinary' stands have little wire foldout brackets that allow a three page display. This is not always enough. You can EITHER cut out a long sheet of hardboard, tough cardboard, or plastic to place on the stand first, OR, to increase the page count by only one, i.e. a 2-page stand will display 3 pages, 3-page stand will display 4 pages, print or photocopy the music onto thin white card, and join the sheets with sticky tape on the back. These printouts will stay put fine, overlapping the stand by half a page at each side. I'm surprised never to have seen either of these obvious techniques used previously.
I've seen this, and other creative cut n' paste n' card solutions, at student recitals and ensemble concerts.
For example, to either of these card/board tactics, you can also tape pages to the bottom that will hang down off the front of the stand.
Also, one can use taller white card that will accommodate, say, one and a half pages per panel rather than just one. At one and a half pages per card, a 4-page score becomes a 3-panel score with an extra half-page space for notes or a zoomed detail. A 5-page score becomes 3 panels + a half page flap that can hang off the front of the stand from any of the 3 panels. Or a 2-panel score with one-page flaps hanging off both panels.
Another tactic: Some editions are more compact than others, using more repeats and jumps and abbreviated notation. One can seek these out, or get out the scissors and tape and pencil, and cut and mark up a more written-out score.
(I hope it goes without saying that we're cutting up photocopies!)