I am currently arranging the "Brandenburg Concerto No. 1" by Bach for at least a playable "Grade 2" for young players.
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I have arranged Piano Sonata K 545 for a string quartet. It only took me 2 hours to arrange the entire first movement. The last time I have made an arrangement this quick was when I arranged The Four Seasons for a flute and piano duet. All my other arrangements have taken days to months to complete.
I only have the first movement of K 545 finished so far but if it took 2 hours to arrange the first movement(which is by far the most complex movement of the sonata), then it shouldn't take all that much longer to arrange the second and third movements. Maybe I will even get the sonata arrangement finished by tonight.
I would like some feedback on my arrangement for string quartet. Here is the link:
https://musescore.com/user/31782077/scores/5553531 If ya like it let me know, if not let me know .... either way praise the Lord...
So, I am arranging K 545 for a string quartet which is why I am asking this question. What should I do when I come across an area with 3 voices like for example bars 1-11? It is easy for me to decide what to do for 4 voices or for 2 voices or for a single voice. But the 3 voice situation is more complicated. Here is what I do for different numbers of voices:
4 Voices(such as bar 12):
1 voice per instrument, no octave doublings
2 Voices, both treble(such as bars 18-20):
Have first violin take up the higher voice and have second violin take up lower voice
2 Voices, both bass(which doesn't occur in the sonata):
Have viola take up the higher voice and have cello take up the lower voice
2 Voices, 1 treble and 1 bass(such as in bars 31 and 32):
Have either of the violins take up the higher voice and have either the viola or the cello take up the lower voice depending on how low the bass voice goes
1 Voice(such as in bar 13):
Simplest situation of all, just look at the range and see what instrument is best for that range.
In either the 2 voice cases or the 1 voice case, there may or may not be octave or unison doublings. Partly depends on whether there have been any rests recently.
But the majority of the sonata is in 3 voices. Sometimes, it is 2 bass and 1 treble and other times it is 2 treble and 1 bass. This is way harder to decide on, because the viola can partner up with the cello as a bass instrument or it can partner up with the violins as a treble instrument. And the 3 voices situation brings up the question of whether I should have the other instrument double by the unison or the octave or whether I should just leave it out.
I was wondering if someone could give me some advice here on what to do when I see 3 voices in the sonata that I am arranging for string quartet.
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