Orchestral Music: A Handbook / Edition 4

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Also Available: Orchestral Music Online This fourth edition of the highly acclaimed, classic sourcebook for planning orchestral programs and organizing rehearsals has been expanded and revised to feature 42% more compositions over the third edition, with clearer entries and a more useful system of appendixes. Compositions cover the standard repertoire for American orchestra. Features from the previous edition that have changed and new additions include: · Larger physical format (8.5 x 11 vs. 5.5 x 8.5) · Expanded to 6400 entries and almost 900 composers (only 4200 in 3rd Ed.) · Merged with the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS (Orchestra Library Information Service) · Enhanced specific information on woodwind & brass doublings · Lists of required percussion equipment for many works · New, more intuitive format for instrumentation · More contents notes and durations of individual movements · Composers' citizenship, birth and death dates and places, integrated into the listings · Listings of useful websites for orchestra professionals

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
A useful printed source...
International Musician
Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6,400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras, clearer entries, and a more useful system of appendixes. Included for the first time are entries from the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS repertoire database.
Notes: Quarterly Journal Of Music Libr Assoc
...should be indispensable to anyone involved with the performance or programming of orchestral music, including program annotators, orchestra managers, librarians, arts administrators, conductors, musicians, broadcasters, discographers, and choral groups.
Fontes Artis Musicae
For those looking to expand a group's repertoire in need of a piece to fit a precise slot on a program, Daniels' handbook can be a godsend. Following the main body of the volume is a series of indices that enable a user to locate works by such criteria as choral forces, solo voices, solo instruments, specific instrumentations, duration, a composer's nationality, suitability for children's concerts, and even composer anniversaries through 2016....Daniels has wisely anticipated the needs of his readers. The index by duration is subdivided by composer nationality and birth date, making it possible, for example, to find a ten-minute work by an eighteenth century French composer very quickly. With its ties to OPAS and OLIS, major professional orchestras will probably opt to use Daniels' work through its electronic options. For more modest ensembles and student groups who want to avoid annual subscription fees, this volume should be an indispensable item, and novice orchestral librarians will especially benefit from Daniel's frequent personal comments on everything from a piece's origins to the reliability of particular editions and even to issues of performance practice. Such idiosyncrasies bring the experience of several veteran orchestral librarians to the next generation and make Daniels' handbook much more than just a useful reference work.
— 2008, Vol. 54/4
Reference and Research Book News
This guide to orchestral repertoire is a combination of databases by Daniels, a conductor, and the Orchestra Library Information Service. Organized alphabetically by composer, each entry lists title, instrumentation, editor, publisher, significant notes, and includes overtures, symphonies, masses, concertos, and arrangements. Appendixes list works by chorus, solo voice, solo instrument, instrumentation, duration, works for youth orchestras, anniversaries of composers, and composer groups for thematic programs. The reference contains a title index and list of publishers and sources, and the new edition has more details, such as doublings, equipment, composers' dates, and birth and death places.
Notes: Quarterly Journal of Music Library Association
...should be indispensable to anyone involved with the performance or programming of orchestral music, including program annotators, orchestra managers, librarians, arts administrators, conductors, musicians, broadcasters, discographers, and choral groups.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...a useful printed source...
Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
...should be indispensable to anyone involved with the performance or programming of orchestral music, including program annotators, orchestra managers, librarians, arts administrators, conductors, musicians, broadcasters, discographers, and choral groups.
David Rahbee
It's such an incredible wealth of information!
Juan Carlos Urdapilleta
I have been an orchestral librarian since 1987 and the Daniels book has been [used] as my Biblia...not only by me [but] also my conductor and many musicians and administrators, who acknowledge the great importance of your book in the orchestra world. Let me tell you thanks because you have [inspired] me to do better work...
Peter Linnett
The instrumentations are much clearer (I have to admit we started adding all the percussion instruments to our catalogue records a few years ago as we felt it was much more complete), while the additional notes are brilliant. (In particular, I noticed the description of La Mer, I had never seen it explained so well.)
June 2006 Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
...Orchestral Music has come to maturity....the 431 pages of composer listing is as comprehensive as it is extensive....If any reader of this review has ever found 'the answer' in earlier editions of Orchestral Music then that reader will surely be pleased by the latest incarnation.
Fontes Artis Musicae - Vol. 54/4 2008
For those looking to expand a group's repertoire in need of a piece to fit a precise slot on a program, Daniels' handbook can be a godsend. Following the main body of the volume is a series of indices that enable a user to locate works by such criteria as choral forces, solo voices, solo instruments, specific instrumentations, duration, a composer's nationality, suitability for children's concerts, and even composer anniversaries through 2016....Daniels has wisely anticipated the needs of his readers. The index by duration is subdivided by composer nationality and birth date, making it possible, for example, to find a ten-minute work by an eighteenth century French composer very quickly. With its ties to OPAS and OLIS, major professional orchestras will probably opt to use Daniels' work through its electronic options. For more modest ensembles and student groups who want to avoid annual subscription fees, this volume should be an indispensable item, and novice orchestral librarians will especially benefit from Daniel's frequent personal comments on everything from a piece's origins to the reliability of particular editions and even to issues of performance practice. Such idiosyncrasies bring the experience of several veteran orchestral librarians to the next generation and make Daniels' handbook much more than just a useful reference work.
Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Should be indispensable to anyone involved with the performance or programming of orchestral music, including program annotators, orchestra managers, librarians, arts administrators, conductors, musicians, broadcasters, discographers, and choral groups.
June 2006 Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Orchestral Music has come to maturity....the 431 pages of composer listing is as comprehensive as it is extensive....If any reader of this review has ever found 'the answer' in earlier editions of Orchestral Music then that reader will surely be pleased by the latest incarnation.
Choice
...instrumentation, duration, and source of performance material are so clearly given....
Booknews
Provides information for planning orchestral programs and organizing rehearsals, with material on instrumentation, duration, and source of performance materials. This third edition features 35% more entries on works representing the standard repertoire for American orchestras, arranged alphabetically by composer, plus many appendices on areas such as solo voices and instruments, anniversaries of composers, composer groups for thematic programming, and useful organizations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Choice
...instrumentation, duration, and source of performance material are so clearly given...
Editor's Bookshelf
...an update to what many conductors consider an indispensable tool, this latest edition of Guild member Daniels' book adds even more composers to the previous version...
Booklist
High school and college orchestra conductors as well as others entrusted with planning orchestral programs will find this handbook very stimulating.
SymphonyNOW
Organized by composer, this catalogue specifies instrumentation, duration, and source performance materials for more than 4,000 orchestral works — an increase of about thirty-five percent over the previous work.
Notes
...[a] valuable reference work...a noteworthy effort...should be indispensable to anyone involved with the performance or programming of orchestral music...
CHOICE
...instrumentation, duration, and source of performance material are so clearly given...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810856745
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 675,964
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

David Daniels, formerly Professor of Music at Oakland University, is Music Director of the Warren Symphony.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Abbreviations Part 3 ALPHABETICAL LISTING BY COMPOSER Part 4 APPENDICES Chapter 5 A. Chorus Chapter 6 B. Solo Voices (including speaker or narrator) Chapter 7 C. Solo Instruments Chapter 8 D. Orchestral Works Listed by Instrumentation Chapter 9 E. Orchestral Works Listed by Duration Chapter 10 F. Works Intended for Youth Concerts Chapter 11 G. Significant Anniversaries of Composers Chapter 12 H. Composer Groups for Thematic Programming Chapter 13 I. Resources Chapter 14 a. Books Chapter 15 b. Institutions and Organizations Chapter 16 c. Online Chapter 17 J. Title Index Chapter 18 K. Publishers Part 19 About the Author

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