Score Reading: A Key to the Musical Experience / Edition 1

Score Reading: A Key to the Musical Experience / Edition 1

by Michael Dickreiter, Reinhard G. Pauly
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1574670565

ISBN-13: 9781574670561

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

(Amadeus). Score reading provides insights into the musical structure of a work that are difficult to obtain from merely listening. Many listeners and amateurs derive great pleasure from following a performance with score in hand to help them better understand the intricacies of what they are hearing. This guide includes practice examples of increasing difficulty

Overview

(Amadeus). Score reading provides insights into the musical structure of a work that are difficult to obtain from merely listening. Many listeners and amateurs derive great pleasure from following a performance with score in hand to help them better understand the intricacies of what they are hearing. This guide includes practice examples of increasing difficulty taken from scores of well-known works from various periods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574670561
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
993,565
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction7
2.Types of Scores11
3.The Look of a Score17
Parts, lines, brackets17
How to determine a score's makeup or instrumentation20
Organization of a score page23
Notation of individual instruments31
Transposing instruments34
Title pages: "Opus" and other work-numbering systems39
Partial scores40
4.Scores and Their History41
The first scores41
Renaissance and baroque scores46
Scores of the classic and romantic periods51
5.Reading a Score--Hearing a Score65
Methods for following a score66
Following a single part67
Chamber music scores70
Counting beats and measures73
Synchronizing image and sound76
Musical reading of a score82
6.Examples for Practicing Score Reading91
"Erbarme dich, mein Gott" (Have mercy, O Lord), Aria No. 47 from The Passion According to St. Matthew, BWV 244, Part II92
Romanze in F Major, Op. 50, No. 2, for violin and orchestra101
Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, for piano, the "Minute Waltz"119
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade in G Major, K. 525, fourth movement124
Quintet in A Major for piano, violin, viola, cello, and double bass, "The Trout," fourth movement133
Symphony in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter," excerpt from the first movement150
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, excerpt from the first movement162
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, excerpt from the first movement176
Prelude to Tristan and Isolde200
The Firebird, ballet suite, 1945, excerpt220
A few scores recommended for further practice243
7.Orchestras and Conductors245
Numbers and types of instruments248
Seating plans251
Spatial effects254
The conductor256
Conducting technique260
8.Instrumentation and Score Reading: Suggestions for Further Reading263

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