Study of Orchestration (Study Guide) / Edition 3

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Overview

The workbook reviews and reinforces the techniques discussed in each chapter of the text. It includes graded self-tests about each choir of the orchestra, as well as worksheets on special topics. The new edition features a broader array of "Listen and Score" exercises as well as opportunities for students to practice reducing orchestral scores to piano scores.

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<:st>Previous editions are cited in . The third edition of Adler's essential text on orchestration and instrumentation contains expanded treatment on the trombone, the harp, the orchestral percussion section, and string techniques. A chapter is included for transcribing orchestral works to the various combinations of instruments used in public school music groups. Adler, who is emeritus from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, teaches composition at the Julliard School of Music. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393977004
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 469,372
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Adler, Professor Emeritus at the Eastman School of Music, is currently teaching at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He has held the title of visiting professor at many schools throughout the country and abroad, giving master classes in composition, orchestration, and conducting. Professor Adler has gained considerable recognition as a composer (his compositions have been performed by such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony), and has received numerous awards and grants. He has also been guest conductor for many prominent symphony orchestras.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Instrumentation
1 The Orchestra - Yesterday and Today 3
2 Bowed String Instruments 7
3 Individual Bowed String Instruments 51
4 Plucked String Instruments 89
5 Scoring for Strings 111
6 The Woodwind Choir (Reed Aerophones) 164
7 Individual Woodwinds 180
8 Scoring for Woodwinds and Woodwind-String Combinations 229
9 Introduction to Brass Instruments 295
10 Individual Brass Instruments 312
11 Scoring for Brass, and Brass Combined with Strings and Winds 357
12 The Percussion Ensemble 431
13 Keyboard Instruments 468
14 Scoring for Percussion with Keyboard Alone or in Combination 486
Pt. 2 Orchestration
15 Scoring for Orchestra 547
16 The Orchestra as Accompanist 611
17 Transcribing for Orchestra 666
18 The Preparation of Score and Parts 757
19 Scoring for Band or Wind Ensemble 772
App. A: Quick Reference Guides 785
App. B: Select Bibliography 797
Acknowledgments 807
Index 815
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