More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by thalbergmad » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:04 pm

Whenever I see this thread title, I always have a little giggle as it reminds me of the "Holy Hand Grenade of Antoich" sketch.

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Post by Clavinovum » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:53 am

Dear community,
I'm searching for good literature for piano three hands.
It's for paedagogical purposes. It should be for easy or medium level.

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by fleubis » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:05 am

I'm still trying to figure out how "More than 2" but "Not 4" equates to anything else than 3.

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by Jim Faston » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:17 am

fleubis wrote:I'm still trying to figure out how "More than 2" but "Not 4" equates to anything else than 3.
3, 5+, however the practical limit seems to be 1000:
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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by fredbucket » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:55 am

fleubis wrote:I'm still trying to figure out how "More than 2" but "Not 4" equates to anything else than 3.
It's a catchall for anything other than 1P2H, 2P4H and 1P4H.

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by Timtin » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:45 am

My maths lecturer would have gone for a title such as:-
m hands at the keyboards of n pianos,
where is m is an integer s.t. m = 3 or 5 <= m < inf.,
n is an integer s.t. 1 <= n < inf., and m <= (88/5)n.
The last condition ensures that the number of available
fingers does not exceed the number of available keys,
assuming 5 fingers per hand and 88 keys per piano.
This definition doesn't address the question of what
limitations there are (if any) on the ratio of left hands
to right, or the way they are distributed across the
keyboards. :-)

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by fleubis » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:19 pm

fredbucket wrote:
fleubis wrote:I'm still trying to figure out how "More than 2" but "Not 4" equates to anything else than 3.
It's a catchall for anything other than 1P2H, 2P4H and 1P4H.

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Fred
Thanks for clearing that up. Frankly, such combinations never occurred to me.

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by Jim Faston » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:36 pm

Sibley has just uploaded Robert Keller's transcription of Brahms' First Symphony for two pianos eight hands.

http://hdl.handle.net/1802/32929

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by fleubis » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:26 pm

Jim Faston wrote:Sibley has just uploaded Robert Keller's transcription of Brahms' First Symphony for two pianos eight hands.

http://hdl.handle.net/1802/32929
Wish this arrangement had been around when I was young. What fun it would have been! Thanks for posting this, Jim.

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Re: More than 2 hands (but NOT 4) on any number of pianos

Post by Jean-Séb » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Jim Faston wrote:Sibley has just uploaded Robert Keller's transcription of Brahms' First Symphony for two pianos eight hands.

http://hdl.handle.net/1802/32929
It has now been withdrawn. Bizarre !

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