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Berlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentary

Author: Hector Berlioz; Hugh Macdonald
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2002.
Series: Cambridge musical texts and monographs.
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Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise is a classic textbook which has been used as a guide to orchestration and as a source book for the understanding both of Berlioz's music and of orchestral practice in the 19th century. This is the first new English translation of Berlioz's complete text since 1856, and it is accompanied throughout by Hugh Macdonald's extensive and authoritative commentary on the instruments of  Read more...
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Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869.
Berlioz's orchestration treatise.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001052619
(OCoLC)48241367
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hector Berlioz; Hugh Macdonald
ISBN: 9780511481949 0511481942 0511039506 9780511039508 0511037090 9780511037092 0511052332 9780511052330
OCLC Number: 56476643
Language Note: Translated from the French "Grand traité d'instrumentation et d'orchestration modernes."
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 388 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Treatise --
Bowed strings --
The violin --
The viola --
The viola d'amore --
The cello --
The double bass --
Plucked strings --
The harp --
The guitar --
The mandolin --
Strings with keyboard --
The piano --
Wind: Introduction --
Wind with reeds --
The oboe --
The cor anglais --
The bassoon --
The tenoroon --
The contrabassoon --
The clarinets --
The alto clarinet --
The bass clarinet --
The basset horn --
Improvements in the clarinet family --
Wind without reeds --
The flute --
The piccolo --
Other flutes --
Wind with keyboard --
The organ --
Brass with mouthpiece --
The horn --
The piston or cylinder horn --
The trumpet --
The cornet --
The trombone --
The alto valve trombone --
The bugle or clarion --
The keyed bugle --
The piston or cylinder bugle --
The bass ophicleide --
The alto ophicleide --
The contrabass ophicleide --
The bombardon in F --
The bass tuba --
Woodwind with mouthpiece --
The serpent --
The Russian bassoon --
Voices --
Pitched percussion --
The timpani --
Bells --
Jeu de timbres --
The glockenspiel --
The keyboard harmonica --
The antique cymbals --
Unpitched percussion --
The bass drum --
Cymbals --
The tamtam --
The tambourine --
The side drum --
The tenor drum --
The triangle --
The Turkish crescent --
Other instruments --
New instruments --
The saxophone --
Saxhorns --
Saxotrombas --
Saxtubas --
The concertina --
Alexandre's melodium --
Alexandre pianos and melodiums (with sustaining device) --
The octobass --
The orchestra --
The conductor and his art.
Series Title: Cambridge musical texts and monographs.
Other Titles: Grand traité d'instrumentation et d'orchestration modernes.
Responsibility: [translation, commentary by] Hugh Macdonald.
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