Transcription

Definition of Transcription

Tran`scrip´tion   Pronunciation: trăn`skrĭp´shŭn
n.1.The act or process of transcribing, or copying; as, corruptions creep into books by repeated transcriptions.
2.A copy; a transcript.
3.(Mus.) An arrangement of a composition for some other instrument or voice than that for which it was originally written, as the translating of a song, a vocal or instrumental quartet, or even an orchestral work, into a piece for the piano; an adaptation; an arrangement; - a name applied by modern composers for the piano to a more or less fanciful and ornate reproduction on their own instrument of a song or other piece not originally intended for it; as, Liszt's transcriptions of songs by Schubert.

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