The Study of Orchestration Book
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The Study of Orchestration


  • Author : Samuel Adler
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Instrumentation and orchestration
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 0393958086

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The Study of Orchestration Excerpt :

The workbook reviews and reinforces the techniques discussed in each chapter of the text. It includes graded self-tests about each choir of the orchestra, as well as worksheets on special topics. The new edition features a broader array of "Listen and Score" exercises as well as opportunities for students to practice reducing orchestral scores to piano scores.

Orchestration Book

Orchestration


  • Author : Cecil Forsyth
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486319216

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Orchestration Excerpt :

In what is probably the best general book on the subject, a noted English composer describes 57 orchestral instruments, tracing their origins, development, and status at the beginning of World War I.

Principles of Orchestration Book

Principles of Orchestration


  • Author : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-08-16
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486316970

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Principles of Orchestration Excerpt :

Great classical orchestrator provides fundamentals of tonal resonance, progression of parts, voice and orchestra, tutti effects, and much else in major document. Includes 330 pages of musical excerpts.

Musical Composition Book

Musical Composition


  • Author : Alan Belkin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300218992

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An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composer This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a style-neutral approach, in addition to presenting the commonly known classical forms, this book offers invaluable general guidance on developing and connecting musical ideas, building to a climax, and other fundamental formal principles. It is designed for both classroom use and independent study.

Behind Bars Book
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Behind Bars


  • Author : Elaine Gould
  • Publisher : Faber Music Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-08-17
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571590032

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Behind Bars is the indispensable reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors. In the most thorough and painstakingly researched book to be published since the 1980s, specialist music editor Elaine Gould provides a comprehensive grounding in notational principles. This full eBook version is in fixed-layout format to ensure layout and image quality is consistent with the original hardback edition. Behind Bars covers everything from basic rules, conventions and themes to complex instrumental techniques, empowering the reader to prepare music with total clarity and precision. With the advent of computer technology, it has never been more important for musicians to have ready access to principles of best practice in this dynamic field, and this book will support the endeavours of software users and devotees of hand-copying alike. The author's understanding of, and passion for, her subject has resulted in a book that is not only practical but also compellingly readable. This seminal and all-encompassing guide encourages new standards of excellence and accuracy and, at 704 pages, it is supported by 1,500 music examples of published scores from Bach to Xenakis. This is the full eBook version of the original hardback edition.

Orchestration Book

Orchestration


  • Author : Paul Mathews
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-11-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135869342

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Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings is designed to be a primary or ancillary text for college-level music majors. Although there are several 'how to' textbooks aimed at this market, there is little available that traces the history of orchestration through the writings of composers themselves. By collecting writings from the ninenteenth century to today, Mathews illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, as well as presenting a wide variety of theories that have been embraced by the leading practitioners in the field. The collection then traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others), the 19th century (Mahler, Gevaert, Strauss) the fin de siecle (on the edge of musical modernism; writings by Berlioz, Jadassohn, Delius, and Rimsky Korsakov), early modern (Busoni, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Grainger, and others), and high modern (Carter, Feldman, Reich, Brant). Many of these pieces have never been translated into English before; some only appeared in small journals or the popular press and have never appeared in a book; and none have ever been collected in one place. The study of orchestration is a key part of all students of music theory and composition. Orchestration provides a much needed resource for these students, filling a gap in the literature.

Instrumentation and Orchestration Book

Instrumentation and Orchestration


  • Author : Alfred Blatter
  • Publisher : Schirmer
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 0534251870

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An accessible and complete introduction to writing and scoring music for each instrument of the orchestra. Clear explanations, vivid descriptions of various instruments, expert advice, and numerous musical examples to maximize the student's understanding of concepts being presented. A valuable resource and reference for students in their future professional endeavors, this text maximizes its usefulness beyond the classroom.

The History of Orchestration Book

The History of Orchestration


  • Author : Adam von Ahn Carse
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1964-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486212586

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This well-known study by an eminent musicologist constitutes one of the best mid-level explorations of the nature and function of the orchestra. Tracing the beginnings of modern music from the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries, the survey presents forty-four musical excerpts and thirteen sketches of instruments, plus appendices and quotations related to conducting methods. Featured composers include Purcell, Scarlatti, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Wagner, Debussy, Elgar, and many others. Author Adam Carse examines the evolution of individual musical instruments along with varying performance techniques and concepts of instrumental color. He further explores the recognition of major instrumental groups and their musical distinctions, decisions regarding volume and balance of tone, the influence of musical subject matter upon orchestration, and many similar topics. This volume represents a splendid resource for music students, enthusiasts of musical history and classical music, and music lovers of all ages.

Computer Orchestration Book

Computer Orchestration


  • Author : Stephen Bennett
  • Publisher : PC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 1906005052

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Provides information on creating realistic sounding orchestrations on a computer.

Essential Dictionary of Orchestration Book
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Essential Dictionary of Orchestration


  • Author : Dave Black
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date : 2005-05-03
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457412998

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Essential Dictionary of Orchestration Excerpt :

At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technical pitfalls, useful scoring tips and much more!

The Study of Orchestration Book

The Study of Orchestration


  • Author : Samuel Adler
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 0393920658

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Written by a renowned composer whose works have been performed by major orchestras around the world, The Study of Orchestration is the only text that explores the characteristics of orchestral instruments and shows students how a master composer approaches orchestration. The Fourth Edition invites students to experience the instruments through online audio and video recordings and now offers more coverage of writing for band.

Music Arranging and Orchestration Book

Music Arranging and Orchestration


  • Author : John Cacavas
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1457493772

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Music Arranging and Orchestration Excerpt :

Orchestrating is a highly complex technique and to many, even those with academic training, a mystery fraught with a labyrinth of hazards. What is required, along with innate talent and general musicality, is the practical "know how." This is hard to achieve without actual professional experience and contact with "live" orchestras. To this end, John Cacavas contributes his extensive experience and ability with a practical approach to the practical problems of orchestrating. It is in this context most orchestrators must function, and to whom this book should be of benefit. The author has been a "musical activist" in all the varied aspects of instrumental combination from the "classical" to the "contemporary," and in the diverse application of his skills in all the media that utilize music and "orchestrations."

West Side Story  Gypsy  and the Art of Broadway Orchestration Book

West Side Story Gypsy and the Art of Broadway Orchestration


  • Author : Paul Laird
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429662737

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West Side Story Gypsy and the Art of Broadway Orchestration Excerpt :

In this ground-breaking study, Paul Laird examines the process and effect of orchestration in West Side Story and Gypsy, two musicals that were among the most significant Broadway shows of the 1950s, and remain important in the modern repertory. Drawing on extensive archival research with original manuscripts, Laird provides a detailed account of the process of orchestration for these musicals, and their context in the history of Broadway orchestration. He argues that the orchestration plays a vital role in the characterization and plot development in each major musical number, opening a new avenue for analysis that deepens our understanding of the musical as an art form. The orchestration of the score in Broadway musicals deeply shapes their final soundscapes, but only recently has it begun to receive real attention. Linked by a shared orchestrator, in other ways West Side Story and Gypsy offer a study in contrasts. Breaking down how the two composers, Leonard Bernstein and Jules Styne, collaborated with orchestrators Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal, and Robert Ginzler, Laird’s study enables us to better understand both of these two iconic shows, and the importance of orchestration within musical theatre in general.

Orchestration Book

Orchestration


  • Author : Walter Piston
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1955
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 0393097404

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A college-level music text that develops the student's knowledge of musical instruments, and their function in the orchestra