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Simplified Schubert
Advice sought on key signatures / accidentals
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Peter
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I've arranged a Schubert piece for the needs of a six-month / one-year violin beginner (if a job's worth doing, do it yourself?), and I'd appreciate some advice on how to handle a ten-bar section which moves the key sig temporarily.

Do I leave it in Cmaj and give the accidentals (see attached PDF, bars 29 - 38), or do I change it to Amaj for the middle ten? I'm thinking of the needs of the 95-percentile learner and I fear I may be an outlier (one way or the other).

Please excuse the WIP condition of the piece; dynamics and artics will be added as the arrngement hardens. For the avoidance of doubt, most of my work is in bars 29 - 54.

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You seem to have chosen a solution already, so you can leave it as it is - you probably won't be interested in it in three weeks' time anyway. Alternatively, see if it's in IMSLP and, if it is, check how Schubert wrote it.

He used accidentals:

http://ks4.imslp.info/files/im....._D.969.pdf

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Use the accidentals. Someone who's new to reading music may not have been introduced to the idea of changing keys.

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AndrewH said
Use the accidentals. Someone who's new to reading music may not have been introduced to the idea of changing keys.  

I assumed Peter was talking about himself.

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Gordon Shumway said
... you probably won't be interested in it in three weeks' time anyway...

  

Heh! Guilty.

I became captivated by this piece after hearing it in a Spotify Schubert playlist; a recording of a violin / guitar duet. Unfortunately for me, the violin shifts out of my range of confidence in that arrangement, and so I decided to simplify it to bring it into my neophyte compass. Here's a YT video of the duet:

Schubert Op.77 / 3 - part of "Schubert for Two"

Thank you both for your advice; I'll just keep the accidentals and start playing it through to find the best articulations and so forth.

Peter

"It is vain to do with more that which can be done with less"  - William of Ockham

"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in" - Frederick the Great

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