The Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa-Horowitz)
Here is my transcription of the 1951 recording. It took many
hours of listening with specialized software and sounding on my
electric piano across from my computer.
I recorded myself playing it on YouTube, although it's kind of
a mess compared to all the others playing it.
Curt Playing SS_Forever
The goal was to reproduce the recorded version as accurately as
possible, so the transcription includes Horowitz's "mistakes".
(It's his version, so who is to say what a "mistake" is,
and in many instances the "mistake" makes reasonable harmonic sense
or adds a certain flair.)
But however tempting, I didn't substitute the notes that I
thought Horowitz meant to use or shouldhave used.
Such infidelities seem prevalent in other transcriptions,
although they may have been transcribed from other recordings.
I have also included dynamic markings and pedaling, for which I
listened down to the note-by-note level as best I could.
Le Chemin de Fer, by Charles Valentin Alkan
I found some old sheet music scanned on the Internet and spent about
30 hours entering it into the computer (Lilypond) to match the original
printed score as faithfully as possible, including the title page
down to the last marking.
The tempo is very fast, 112 beats per minute.
Here is a guy
playing it at close to speed on YouTube.
The music consists of several sections: locomotion, happy passengers,
brakes, horn, and a major climax.
Valse Irritation d'après Nokia, by Marc-André Hamelin
See Marc Hamelin playing his piece on YouTube.
Benjamin Yobp transcribed it. I engraved it in LilyPond based on a
that showed a more detailed score.
Here is me playing it on YouTube.
Coppélia - Waltz from Act I - Valse Lente, by Léo Delibes
Transcription by Ricardo Boppré.
I engraved this in LilyPond with some minor additional editing.
Original compositions from 1983, by Curt McDowell