2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

A Comparison of Original Wind Band Works with their Corresponding Adaptations


Jennifer M. Rubin♦
Dr. Curran Prendergast, Faculty Mentor

This study will explore the differences and similarities between three difficult band standards and adaptations of those works meant to reflect the abilities of less mature ensembles. Through analysis and comparison of each score, I will gain insight to the benefits or setbacks of having young ensembles rehearse and perform the arrangement as opposed to the original work I hope to discover if young band arrangements of original band works are worth playing with young ensembles. It is important the arrangement accurately reflects the intent of the original band composition. Establishing specific differences and similarities between the original and adaptation will allow me to assess the integrity of the adaptations and if young bands would benefit from learning and performing the adaptation as they would from performing the original composition.

Keywords: Standard Wind Band Repertoire, Arrangements of Wind Band Repertoire, Washington Post March, First Suite in E flat for Military Band, Lincolnshire Posy

Topic(s):Music

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 214-4
Location: OP 2240
Time: 10:15

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