Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
Kraig A Williams
Nicholas V Holland, III
The works of Paul Hindemith have become a staple of the wind band repertoire. The number of works is just a handful but there have been some interest in transcribing more of his works for teh wind band. This document explores and discusses a new transcription by Mark Spede of Hindemith's Piano Sonata for Four Hands that will expand teh available the available repertoire for wind ensembles.During this process, the biographical information about Hindemith, his compositional style as it relates to the Sonata, and an analysis of the work. Also discussed is the progression Dr. Spede went through to create the transcription, from his first exposure to the piece, the research, orchestration methods, and reflections on the transcription. The document will also assist conductors in the preparation of the piece for performance.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Beard, Michael Ray, "A Performer's Analysis and Comparison of Hindemith's Piano Sonata for Four Hands (1938) Transcription for wind band by Mark Spede to the original piano work." (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 111.