Changing the key of a whole piece
I seem to be having some difficulty with changing the key on scores that I had originally downloaded from the net as midi files, and now want to re-work to produce my own adapted versions.
The only way I can find to do this seems to be to put everything into concert pitch, and then laboriousy copy and paste each part into a new score, using a non-transposing instrument such as the voice; then change thst whole score to the key I need for our instruments; then create parts for all the (transposing) instruments; and finally, delete all the voice parts.
But is there a simpler way?
Any advice welcome!
(NB: I am producing pieces for a saxophone ensemble, in this case; but it must be an issuesthat others have encountered, with other transposing instruments.)