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The study of orchestration

Author: Samuel Adler
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Adler
ISBN: 9780393920659 0393920658 9780393600520 0393600521 9780393283181 0393283186
OCLC Number: 928443771
Description: xix, 1003 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part one. Instrumentation. The orchestra, yesterday and today --
Bowed string instruments --
Individual bowed string instruments --
Plucked string instruments --
Scoring for strings --
The woodwind choir (Reed and non-reed aerophones) --
Individual woodwinds --
Scoring for woodwinds and woodwind-string combinations --
Introduction to brass instruments --
Individual brass instruments --
Scoring for brass, and brass combined with strings and winds --
The percussion ensemble --
Keyboard instruments --
Scoring for percussion with keyboard alone or in combination --
Part two. Orchestration. Scoring for orchestra --
The orchestra as accompanist --
Transcribing for orchestra --
The preparation of score and parts --
Scoring for band or wind ensemble.
Responsibility: Samuel Adler.

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