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I’m not sure if this is relevant to other states, so for the record, I’m in Indiana, and the Solo/Ensemble event is through ISSMA.
My question regards transposing music for instrumentation changes. That is, if I have a trio consisting of flute, clarinet, and alto sax, can they perform a piece originally composed or arranged as a flute trio? And if it’s okay, do I give the judge the original AND the transposed score, or just the original? The ensemble is in Group III, so I don’t think it’s a problem, but I would hate to mess up the kids’ performance.
Thanks in advance for any help/input!
It would be in Wisconsin, but you should check with the ISSMA. I usually give the the judges the original music plus the transposed part (or score, if I made one). The judge can probably figure out the transpositions just fine, but they have such limited time to give the students feedback that I try to make it as easy as possible.
I know here in WV it is fine. Though, I may give the judge the transposed score. My woodwind group is actually playing a piece for strings, but I will be giving them the score I created.
For the record in case anyone else has the same question, I didn’t have any problems. I gave the judges both the original and the transposition, and I think most of the judges went with the original. One thing I would make sure to do in the future is to mark clearly which instrument is playing which part.
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