Study of Orchestration

ISBN-10: 0393958078
ISBN-13: 9780393958072
Edition: 2nd 1989
Authors: Samuel Adler
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Book details

List price: $65.35
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Preface
Instrumentation
The Orchestra--Yesterday and Today
Bowed String Instruments
Construction
Tuning
Fingering
Double, Triple, and Quadruple Stops
Divided Strings
Vibrato
Glissando and Portamento
The Bow
Bowing
Non legato
Legato
Special On-the-String Bowings
Special Off-the-String Bowings
Trills and Other Coloristic Effects Using the Bow
Coloristic Effects without the Bow
Mutes
Scordatura
Harmonics
Contemporary String Techniques
Individual Bowed String Instruments
Violin
Viola
Violoncello or Cello
Double Bass
Plucked String Instruments
Harp
Guitar
Mandolin
Banjo
Zither
Scoring for Strings
Individuality within the Ensemble
Foreground--Middleground--Background
Contrapuntal Writing for Strings
Homophonic Writing for Strings
Using the String Choir to Accompany a Soloist
Transcribing from Piano to Strings
The Woodwind Choir (Reed Aerophones)
Construction
Classifying Woodwind Instruments
The Principle of Transposition
Playing Techniques
The Woodwind Section of a Symphony Orchestra
Scoring for Woodwind Instruments
Individual Woodwinds
Flute
Piccolo
Alto Flute
Bass Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Other Members of the Oboe Family
Clarinet
"Piccolo" Clarinet: Clarinet in D or E[flat]
Bass Clarinet
Other Members of the Clarinet Family
Saxophone
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Scoring for Woodwinds and Woodwind-String Combinations
The Role of Winds in the Symphony Orchestra
The Variety of Orchestral Treatments
Homophonic Writing for Winds
Contrapuntal Writing for Winds
Using the Wind Choir to Provide a Contrasting Color
Using the Wind Choir to Double Other Instruments of the Orchestra
New Types of Articulations for Woodwinds
Special Effects
Transcribing from Piano to Winds and Strings
Introduction to Brass Instruments
Composition of the Brass Section
Brass Instruments and the Written Orchestral Score
Overblowing and the Principle of the Harmonic Series
Crooks, Valves, and Slides
Range
Tone Production, Articulation, and Tonguing
Common Characteristics and Effects on All Brass Instruments
Mutes
Muting Devices Other Than Mutes
Individual Brass Instruments
Horn
Trumpet
Cornet
Other Members of the Trumpet Family
Trombone
Other Members of the Trombone Family
Tuba
Other Members of the Tuba Family
Scoring for Brass, and Brass Combined with Strings and Winds
Early Uses of the Brass Choir
Doubling of Brass Instruments within the Modern Orchestra
Homophonic Writing for the Brass Choir
Using the Brass Choir to Present the Melody
Contrapuntal Writing for the Brass Choir
Climactic Uses of the Brass Choir
Using the Brass Choir to Provide a Coloristic Effect
The Percussion Ensemble
Historical Uses of Percussion Instruments within the Orchestra
Number and Distribution of Percussion Players
Notation of Percussion Instruments
Mallets, Beaters, and Sticks
Categories of Percussion Instruments
Instruments of Definite Pitch
Idiophones: Mallet Instruments
Xylophone
Marimba
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel
Chimes
Crotales
Steel Drums
Idiophones: Shaken or Stroked Instruments
Musical Saw
Flexatone
Crystal Glasses
Membranophones
Timpani
Roto Toms
Chordophones
Cimbalom
Aerophones
Whistles
Instruments of Indefinite Pitch
Idiophones: Metal
Cymbals: Crash, Suspended, Hi-Hat, Sizzle, Chinese, Finger
Triangle
Anvil
Cowbells
Tam-Tam and Other Gongs
Wind Chimes
Sleigh Bells
Bell Tree
Brake Drum
Thunder Sheet
Idiophones: Wooden
Wood Blocks
Temple Blocks
Claves
Castanets
Sand Block or Sandpaper Block
Maracas
Jawbone; Vibraslap
Guiro
Ratchet
Slapstick or Whip
Log Drum and Slit Drum
Hammer
Membranophones
Snare Drum
Tenor Drum
Field Drum
Bass Drum
Tom-Toms
Timbales
Bongos
Conga Drum
Tambourine
Quica; String Drum or Lion's Roar
Aerophones
Sirens
Motor Horns
Wind Machine
Keyboard Instruments
Piano
Celesta
Harpsichord
Organ
Harmonium
Scoring for Percussion with Keyboard Alone or in Combination
Percussion Layout in the Full Score
Percussion Section Setup
Uses of the Percussion Section
Orchestration
Scoring for Orchestra
The Unison-Octave Tutti
The Distribution of Foreground--Middleground--Background Elements within the Orchestra
Orchestrating a Melody or Primary Gesture
Using the Orchestra to Create Special Effects
The Orchestra as Accompanist
The concerto
Accompanying the Vocal Soloist, Ensemble, or Chorus
Transcribing for Orchestra
Transcribing from Keyboard or Small Chamber Combinations to Orchestra
Transcribing from Band or Wind Ensemble to Orchestra
Transcribing to Various Available Instrumental Combinations
The Preparation of Score and Parts
The Orchestral Score Setup
The Reduced Score
The Condensed Score
Preparing Individual Parts
Scoring for Band or Wind Ensemble
Scoring for Band
Band Versus Wind Ensemble
The Percussion Section within the Band or Wind Ensemble
The Band and Wind Ensemble Score Setup
Condensed Scores
Transcribing from Orchestra to Band or Wind Ensemble
Appendices
Quick Reference Guides
Ranges of the Most Frequently Used Orchestral Instruments
Names of Instruments in Four Languages and Their English Abbreviations
Frequently Used Orchestral Terms in Four Languages
Select Bibliography
Orchestration
Individual Instrumental Technique
The History of the Orchestra and of Orchestral Instruments
Band and Wind Ensemble Scoring, Film Scoring, and Commercial Arranging
Computer and Electronic Music
Acknowledgments
Index

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