Recreation and redefinition: An examination of the transcription and evolution of a cappella choral works transcribed for wind band

Christopher John Milne

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Abstract

Transcriptions are a significant proportion of the wind band repertoire. The purpose of this document is to discuss techniques
for orchestrating for winds from a choral setting. There is a dearth of research on techniques in replicating a homogenous a
cappella choral work in a heterogeneous wind band setting. The investigation involved score analysis of both choral and band
versions, with focus on the re-organisation of melodic material and timbre. Results were compared to existing research on
choral replication. Whilst the works are linked, the transcription has effectively redefined the original, creating a new work in the
wind band repertoire.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Lourens, Alan, Supervisor
  • Bannan, Nicholas, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date18 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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