Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
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Thomas G. Leslie
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Zane S. Douglass
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This document discusses the transcription process of creating a wind orchestra transcription of George Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Following a brief biography of George Gershwin and historical context of the work, the transcription methodology and precise instrument substitution are provided. The resulting transcription adds a new Gershwin work to the wind band repertoire.
Focusing on three key principles, (1) maintaining the original key, expressive, and technical markings; (2) preserving the original instrumental parts of the orchestral score; and (3) continuing to use the consort and soloistic styles of composition, the document describes the transcription methodology through specific examples. These examples discuss the rational for each decision made through the transcription process, highlighting timbral selections and difficult passages to transcribe. From the examples, a process for creating a wind band transcription is shown. A detailed listing of substitutions and doublings as well as the full score are found in the appendices.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Smouse, Andrew, "George Gershwin's Concerto in F: A Wind Orchestra Transcription with Historical Context and Transcription Techniques" (2019). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3681.
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