In 2015 I transcribed Mozart's Concerto for Horn #3, K. 447, for a seven piece brass ensemble from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, at the request of their director, Dr. Karen Gustafson. This was a delight to do because I began my music studies at the UAF many years ago. The piece is now available for everyone to order. The instrumentation is:
Principal Horn, The New York Philharmonic
When a conductor must stand before a group of adult, professional musicians and make sure that everyone understands the “road map”, the repeat patterns are too complex. Those of us on the stage or in the pit need to be able to concentrate on playing musically and little else. Music should be a “No Reepat Zone”.
Although most directors try to teach students to care for and respect printed music, the realities of the musical world in which we live today have rendered the traditional publisher's copyright outmoded and difficult to administer. Consider:
This article was contributed by my good friend and colleague Dr. A.N. “Buzzy” Green. Dr. Green is the retired Music Supervisor for the Irving, Texas, public schools and the founder of RhythmBee (www.rhythmbee.com) I am grateful for him allowing me to share it with you.