Writing Transposing Instrument Music (II)

In the next table we show the clefs that must be used by a player when reading a part that has not been transposed for the instrument or by a composer or arranger that would like to transpose the part for one of these instruments:

Instrument Needed
Transposition
Clef Transposing Key
(assumes C major
as original key)
Alto Flute
(G)
Perfect 4th
Ascending
F
English Horn Perfect 5th
Ascending
G
Clarinet in Bb Major 2nd
Ascending
D
Clarinet in A Minor 3rd
Ascending
Eb
Clarinet in Eb Minor 3rd
Descending
A
Bass Clarinet
(Bb)
Major 9th
Ascending
D
Soprano
Saxophone (Bb)
Major 2nd
Ascending
D
Alto Saxophone
(Eb)
Major 6th
Ascending
A
Tenor Saxophone
(Bb)
Major 9th
Ascending
D
Baritone
Saxophone (Eb)
Major 6th
+ 1 octave
Ascending
A
Trumpet in Bb Major 2nd
Ascending
D
Horn in F Perfect 5th
Ascending
G

© 2008 José Rodríguez Alvira. Published by teoria.com


  

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