|Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians from Routledge
Routledge has published Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians.
Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording studio. Unlike most orchestration texts, it includes coverage of contemporary instruments and ensembles alongside traditional orchestra and chamber ensembles.
Beginning with practical problem solving, the book outlines issues that need to be addressed before beginning the orchestration process. A section on score preparation offers a guide to preparing concert scores, transposed scores, condensed scores, recording-studio scores, and hybrid scores. Addressing both contemporary and traditional instruments and ensembles, it demonstrates how to prepare scores and parts for both acoustic and recording-studio environments, how to incorporate and notate world music instruments in a western European orchestral setting, how to incorporate and notate jazz and pop elements, and how to score for musical theater.
* Practical considerations: Practical suggestions for choosing a work to orchestrate, and what to avoid when writing for each instrument.
* Pedagogical features
-- In the Profession: Professional courtesies, considerations and expectations.
-- Building the Score: Step-by-step construction of an orchestration.
-- Scoring Examples: Multiple scoring examples for each instrument.
-- Exercises: Analyzing, problem solving, and creating orchestration solutions.
* Critical Thinking: Alternate approaches and solutions.
1. Preliminary Considerations 2. Scores, Parts and Notation 3. Practical Problem Solving (A step-by-step guide through an analysis with a practical scoring solution) 4. The Violin Family 5. The Brass Family 6. The Woodwind Family 7. The Percussion Family 8. Voices 9. Harp 10. Guitar 11. Scoring for Orchestral Tutti 12. Overview of the Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Tutti 13. Scoring for Musical Theater 14. Instrument Substitution 15. Recommended Listening and Analysis 16. Parting Thoughts.
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