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Classical Music Mashup
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Classical Music Mashup

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PARTIALLY NOT MY WORK!
This is a continuation of Piano Ninja's attempt to arrange Grant Woolard's Classical Music mashup on youtube (https://youtu.be/7OYkWSW7u4k)

Although I definitely feel I haven't done
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PARTIALLY NOT MY WORK!
This is a continuation of Piano Ninja's attempt to arrange Grant Woolard's Classical Music mashup on youtube (https://youtu.be/7OYkWSW7u4k)

Although I definitely feel I haven't done
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1812 Overture, op. 49 | COMPLETE

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Brass Ensemble, Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn(2), Trumpet(2), Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(7), Sound effects, Strings(6)
The Year 1812 Solemn Overture, festival overture in E♭ major, Op. 49, popularly known as the 1812 Overture, is a concert overture written in 1880 by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to commemorate the successful Russian defence against Napoleon's invading Grande Armée in 1812.

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The Year 1812 Solemn Overture, festival overture in E♭ major, Op. 49, popularly known as the 1812 Overture, is a concert overture written in 1880 by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to commemorate the successful Russian defence against Napoleon's invading Grande Armée in 1812.

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Hi all,This week I focus on Romantic composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of the most famous composers of all time, known for his nutcracker suite, piano concerto no 1, 1812 overture, and many other classics that have and will withstand time. Tchaikovsky is one of the top Russian composers (the best in my opinion) along with Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich.His music is played year round, but the nutcracker suite gets played a lot during the holiday season, especially on t.v. commercials. I think the first piece I heard of Tchaikovsky would have been his Violin concerto, and I heard that years ago while watching a French movie that I would recommend to any musician named "Le Concert" It is an amazing movie, and it used Tchaikovsky's Violin concerto as their work they performed. And I was blown away, in fact I believe that was the first Romantic work I actually listened to in such depth, paying attention to the entire work more than any romantic piece before. The work I choose today would be his 1st piano concerto, the first mvt the piano enters with these giant chord leaps, making this one of the most famous, and memorable piano concertos of all time. performance:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItSJ_woWnmkFor a hilarious quick rendition from one of my favorite musical comedians Victor Borge that goes off from it's original intent as always XD :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJgUz_RwRcw I hope you all enjoy!And happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it today :D!
   So, I am starting again with my arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite. I  was debating whether or not to do the whole ballet but I decided on the Suite because it is shorter and more widely known than the entire ballet it is based off of. Some movements such as the March fit almost perfectly into a piano duet not just musically but visually as well. On the other hand, there  is the Overture that starts the entire suite at an approximate tempo of  114 BPM and is very complex, with multiple ideas happening at the same  time. I couldn't possibly fit all the notes of the overture in a piano  duet. That would require at least a quartet of pianists to acheive.I myself haven't looked at the piano duet versions on IMSLP because that might tempt me to just copy the existing piano duets note for note when I know that not every transcription for the same instruments has  the same notes. Yes, they will all have the same basic thematic ideas,  but the note for note detail might differ considerably between 2 transcriptions.I have seen that myself with transcriptions of symphonies, especially if I compare the Liszt transcription of a Beethoven symphony with another transcription of the same symphony.I have mainly been looking at the orchestral score and thinking:Okay, which instruments go on which staves? Do I need a treble clef and a bass clef on both grand staves or can I have one of them just be the treble clef and the other be just the bass clef? Will clef changes be required? Wait, what clarinet is Tchaikovsky using for this movement? Did I  just transcribe a bunch of wrong notes because I went into my default Bb  transposition when really, I was supposed to do an A transposition or  an Eb transposition? Okay, what note is that again? Reading alto clef  and tenor clef is so hard when the only way you have learned them is  relative to treble clef and bass clef. As you can see, there is a lot of thinking involved in transcribing for piano duet and that is just a minority of all the thinking that is  going on that I showed in the post. I have gotten advice to go from the orchestral score to an abstract score to avoid the distractions of the  different instrument staves and then to my piano duet transcription.  But, I don't really have software that can do an abstract score. And I  have no idea how else I would do an abstract score. Here is the orchestral score I've been looking at:http://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/8/83/IMSLP263374-PMLP03607-The_Nutcracker_Suite.pdfSo besides going first with the abstract score or looking at the existing piano duet transcriptions, how else can I more easily transcribe a complex movement such as the Overture for a piano duet?