Piano Reduction?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Mark Steel, Sep 7, 2001.

  1. Mark Steel

    Mark Steel Guest

    Jun 8, 2000
    Midcoast Maine
    Saw this as part of the description for some sheet music and thought:
    1. You get a discount on a piano if you buy it.
    2. You need to get a chainsaw and cut an octave off your piano if you want to play this.

    Seriously, what does the term mean?
  2. It's an orchestral score "reduced" for piano.

  3. dhosek


    May 25, 2000
    Oak Park, IL
    To be a bit more precise about what "reduced for piano" means, the accompaniment has been rewritten so that it can be played by a single piano player rather than a full orchestra. Very handy with those bass concertos for those of us who will likely never muster an orchestra to back us up in such a performance.

  4. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    hmmm...i had a feeling that this was not the correct answer....:D