Which instrument combinations are accepted here?

Started by Draco456, March 13, 2021, 04:42:31 PM

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I'm wondering whether or not my latest arrangement would get accepted. There are no other instruments in this arrangement other than the piano. However, there's not only 2 pianos in this arrangement, but there's also 2 people on EACH piano, or 4 people total!

I've never seen any arrangement on this website for 2 pianos, 8 hands before. Just wondering whether or not that combination is allowed here before I post my arrangement.

Hope to hear back soon! I'm itching to get mine published and receive feedback. ;D


Just curious, what is the arrangement of?  I have never personally heard of so many piano voices (not primarily a piano player tho)

I'm pretty sure from reading the submission guidelines however that your piece would not be submitted.  Not a staff member, but I am fairly certain only two pianos, four hands and duets on one piano are allowed.  Maximum of four voices https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=6421.0


It's an arrangement of Yoshi's Island Athletic Theme, where I attempt to include every single countermelody, harmony and rhythm featured in the original version (give or take a couple octaves) while still keeping it playable. Some harmonies will be in the wrong octave because to put them in the right octave, I would need more than 2 pianos and more than 4 people. I believe I have succeeded.

And yes, 2 pianos, 8 hands IS 4 voices, technically. It's played by 4 people, at least.

It's also the second 2 pianos, 8 hands arrangement I've written.


The repertoire for 2 pianos, 8 hands is kind of lacking, and is mostly found in classical music, but speaking from experience it's a lot of fun to play.

Here's a great example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hygVXLOBTbk


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Sorry, I don't have an answer to your question Draco456, but I am just curious: how did you write it out? Is your arrangement like one giant score, or are there parts like in the Sousa video you linked?
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