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Meredith Lichtenstein

on 22 April 2010

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Transcriptions and their Controversies in the Wind Band World Meredith Lichtenstein
April 22, 2010 The Planets The Planets Gustav Holst, 1914-1916 Piano Duet Orchestra Version
Versus Wind Band Version instrumentation We Can't Forget the Band Music of Yesteryear When Approaching A Transcription... Questions to ask: Key; Instrumentation; Structure; Ensemble Size; Resemblance to Original The Dilemma There has been a shift in the popularity of transcribed orchestral music among wind ensembles since the second half of the Twentieth Century 5 Questions Contemporary Programs Transcriptions? Original Compositions? Composer Availability? Making it Standard Acton Ostling, Jr. Doctoral Study Purpose: To establish a "standard" repertoire Criteria for individual works The Evaluators Results Pre-College Edification A well-rounded repertoire is a necessity. Where do transcriptions fall in this repertoire? There is a concern about the importance of new, mordern compositions Balance in programming What about our "standard" band repertoire? Elliot Del Borgo quality literature Full Band vs. Wind Ensemble
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