Award Date

May 2019

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

First Committee Member

Thomas G. Leslie

Second Committee Member

Anthony LaBounty

Third Committee Member

Zane S. Douglass

Fourth Committee Member

Timothy Jones

Fifth Committee Member

Brackley Frayer

Number of Pages

198

Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Music

Language

English

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