The Art of the (Piano) Reduction – Part 2

Piano Reduction – noun – ‘A musical score having the parts condensed or simplified…  {in two staves???} to render the music playable on the piano by one person.’ – dictionary.com Following my last post, I received an overwhelming response from composers emailing me to ask about specific voicings and scenarios that may fall outside of the common SATB voicing. So, I figured I would offer a second post that addresses some of these scenarios. A Review: Six Rules for […]Read Post ›

The Art of the (Piano) Reduction

Piano Reduction – noun – ‘A musical score having the parts condensed or simplified in two staves,  to render the music playable on the piano by one person.’ – dictionary.com Ha. Hahahaahaaahah. Ha.  ….   Clearly, whoever wrote this definition has never seen most piano reductions. Today, we explore two major problems around the “reduction” occurring in most choral and orchestral music today: This definition – particularly the part declaring that a reduction should ‘render the music playable on the […]Read Post ›