Date of Award
Bachelor of Music (Honours)
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Faculty of Education and Arts
Dr Jonathan Paget
Transcribing works from the violin repertoire for marimba presents a series of technical issues, which must be addressed before the work can be successfully performed on marimba. This dissertation focuses on addressing the main issues that arise in this transcription process, using Bach’s A minor violin sonata (BWV 1003) as a case study. The main areas of investigation are (i) articulation, (ii) arpeggiation, (iii) possibilities for harmonic expansion, and (iv) sustain. Within each of these four topics, discussion is made into a selection of techniques available to the marimbist in the search for a performance style that is both historically informed and idiomatic to the instrument.
Chong, J. (2012). Bach on marimba : a case study using the violin sonata in A minor (BWV 1003). Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/83