I am interested in doing some research in arrangements/transcriptions for the concert band of popular literature i.e. pop songs (and medleys), musicals, soundtracks, video game music, etc. Some of the issues I might address are:
1. analysing some of the arrangements and adherence to the original
2. educational perspectives (e.g. ever played two versions of the same song pegged at different grade levels?)
3. methodologies used, if any, in the creation of these arrangements
I am currently looking for any existing research done in this area that I can read up on. Can anyone help me on this?