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DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts)
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Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne from his Partita in D Minor is considered a crown jewel of the violin repertoire. Since its composition, this piece has taken many forms, undergoing transformations allowing its performance by other instruments and ensemble formations. These include transformations for piano, orchestra, flute, clarinet, and trumpet amongst others. This projects serves as another transformation, bringing a new versions of the Chaconne to the repertoire of the alto saxophone. Additionally, the project discusses in detail the necessary changes made to the music, as well as offering comprehensive technical suggestions for the inherent issues encountered within this arrangement.
vii, 68 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-68).
Copyright 2011 Stephen Charles Page Jr
Page, Stephen Charles Jr.. "A performance edition and technical guide to Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne from Partita in D minor, BWV 1004, for alto saxophone." DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2011.