Sunday, December 8, 2013

The differences between composing, arranging, and transcribing:

 composing: creating musical works

Gustav Mahler
Duke Ellington
Bright Sheng

arranging: reworking existing musical material
Benny Goodman composed "Sing, Sing, Sing" 
William T McDaniel arranged "Sing, Sing, Sing"  for Marching Band. 

transcribing: transferring music from one medium, or key to another 
J.S. Bach composed "Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major"  for organ. 

John P. Paynter transcribed it for the United States Army Field Band.

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