Unlike conductor scores, orchestral parts do not require title pages; however, they can have them if the publisher decides. Why don’t orchestral parts need title pages? It probably comes down to necessity and cost. If you consider a forty-piece orchestra, that’s a lot of extra printing, paper and shipping weight. You may also ask yourself if each player needs the additional information that’s on the conductor’s score. There could be a time when performers need instructions, and title pages are handy. As a standard practice, I create title pages for all orchestral parts. I use the same process for making title pages for the conductor score as I do for the part title pages.
In my word processing program, I create a custom page the same size as the part page. The front of the page has the composition’s title, the instrument the part is for, the composer’s name, publishing company information, the “all rights reserved” notification, and copyright information. On the back of the page, the message “This page is intentionally left blank” and the record labels information as to where to find the composition recording.
Having a title page for each orchestral part is handy, and if there were special notes to any of the performers, place them on the inside (back) of the title page. Thank you for reading; I’m just a music teacher having fun; catch ya on the next one.