To score transposed, or concert pitch?
I am writing for a G Tenor Saxophlute, and I am wondering whether to write the music transposed or concert pitch. Since there is no precedent, the choice is up to me. But what are your thoughts?
Even alto Boehm flutes are transposed instruments. I do not know about the numerous varieties of indigenous flutes in various keys and scales.
The Saxophlute, you could say, is an end-blown flute with a saxophone mouthpiece, in the key of G, that sounds just like a tenor sax - deep and warm, with sax timbre, articulation and note bending. It has finger holes rather than valves. There are lots of video and audio clips at tinyurl.com/saxophlute
Saxophlute is my name for it (actually, that is what my friends named it). Erik the Flutemaker (inventor and manufacturer) calls it a carbon fiber, All-Terrain Tenor Sax. He also makes a bamboo version of it.
So my original question for this post is, how would you score it? Concert pitch or transposed? (There are no right or wrong answers. Just, how does it hit you?)