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The Cambridge guide to orchestration / Ertugrul Sevsay.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Valencia Main Library MT70.S457 2013 37684001090064 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781107025165 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1107025168 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 656 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 643) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one : Theory -- String instruments. General information ; Bowing ; Multiple stops ; Division of the strings ; Special effects ; Historical string instruments -- Wind instruments. General information ; Woodwind instruments ; Brass instruments ; Notation of the wind instruments ; Methods of sound production and special effects ; Wind instruments which are seldom used in the orchestra or are obsolete -- Percussion instruments. General information ; Beaters ; Idiophones ; Membranophones ; Chordophones ; Aerophones ; Notation of percussion instruments -- Plucked instruments. Harp ; Guitar ; Other plucked instruments ; Historical plucked instruments -- Keyboard instruments. Piano ; Celesta ; Harpsichord and other quill instruments ; Clavichord ; Organ ; Other aerophones -- Part II : Practice : Exercises, Scores and analyses -- Summary and a further look at the scores of the twentieth century -- Appendices. Electrophones ; Tabulation of the ranges of the frequently used orchestral instruments ; Names of frequently used orchestral instruments in English, Italian, German and French ; Frequently used orchestral terms in English, Italian, German and French.
Summary, etc.:
Demonstrating not only how to write for orchestra but also how to understand and enjoy a score, The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration is a theoretical and practical guide to instrumentation and orchestration for scholars, professionals and enthusiasts. With detailed information on all the instruments of the orchestra, both past and present, it combines discussion of both traditional and modern playing techniques to give the most complete overview of the subject. It contains fifty reduced scores to be re-orchestrated and a wide range of exercises, which clarify complex subjects such as multiple stops on stringed instruments, harmonics and trombone glissandi. Systematic analysis reveals the orchestration techniques used in original scores, including seven twentieth-century compositions. This Guide also includes tables and lists for quick reference, providing the ranges of commonly used instruments and the musical names and terminology used in English, German, Italian and French [Publisher description]
Subject: Instrumentation and orchestration.

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