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

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:04 pm
by thalbergmad
Whenever I see this thread title, I always have a little giggle as it reminds me of the "Holy Hand Grenade of Antoich" sketch.

Thal :lol:

Music for Three Hands

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:53 am
by Clavinovum
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.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:05 am
by fleubis
I'm still trying to figure out how "More than 2" but "Not 4" equates to anything else than 3.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:17 am
by Jim Faston
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:
5000fingers.jpg

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

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:55 am
by fredbucket
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.

Regards
Fred

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

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:45 am
by Timtin
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. :-)

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

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:19 pm
by fleubis
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.

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

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

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:36 pm
by Jim Faston
Sibley has just uploaded Robert Keller's transcription of Brahms' First Symphony for two pianos eight hands.

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

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

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:26 pm
by fleubis
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.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:20 pm
by Jean-Séb
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 !