Experience of the practical re-orchestration – arrangеment of symphonic pieces for the orchestra of russian folk instruments: some features of the original text adaptation
One of the main premises of disposition of orchestral performance on the folk instruments development to the academic music is an adherence to the particular repertoire strategy that implies involvement of different variations of “adapted” professional (classical and modern) music. Due to that tendency, author of the article, relying on his own practical experience, attempts to share some of the ways of overcoming the difficulties and problems that can arise while arranging symphonic music for the orchestra of Russian folk instruments.
Author’s arrangement of the II part of the “Three prayers” Concerto for soprano, choir and symphonic orchestra (setting of M. Lermontov’s poem) by the well-known Rostov composer, Honored Artist of RSFSR L. Klinichev served as a material for examination of some specificities of the original score adaptation. Identifying genre, semantic, texture and compositional features of original symphonic score, author consistently analyses the problems related to the adaptation of the characteristic features of the original text to the new instrumental specificity and acoustics. Choice of the methods and techniques in arrangement of symphonic score is extensively justified in terms of adequacy of reproduction of the author’s original idea by the means of folk orchestral instruments. The most authentic reproduction of original symphonic piece author’s idea while arranging it to the orchestra of Russian folk instruments is considered the most important mission of arranger that motivates and defines the essence of his work.
The role of arrangements of symphonic music in the formation of promising stylistic tendencies that define the condition of stable development of folk orchestra performance practice in line with academic instrumental culture is also underlined in the article.
L. Klinichev, arrangement, re-orchestration, orchestra of Russian folk instruments, preservation of orchestral means.
Kopyryulin M. S. Experience of the practical re-orchestration – arrangement of symphonic pieces for the orchestra of Russian folk instruments: some features of the original text adaptation // South-Russian musical anthology. 2020. No. 2. Pp. 5–18.