Score Reading A Key to the Musical Experience

ISBN-10: 1574670565

ISBN-13: 9781574670561

Edition: 2000

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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.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Types of Scores
The Look of a Score
Parts, lines, brackets
How to determine a score's makeup or instrumentation
Organization of a score page
Notation of individual instruments
Transposing instruments
Title pages: "Opus" and other work-numbering systems
Partial scores
Scores and Their History
The first scores
Renaissance and baroque scores
Scores of the classic and romantic periods
Reading a Score--Hearing a Score
Methods for following a score
Following a single part
Chamber music scores
Counting beats and measures
Synchronizing image and sound
Musical reading of a score
Examples for Practicing Score Reading
"Erbarme dich, mein Gott" (Have mercy, O Lord), Aria No. 47 from The Passion According to St. Matthew, BWV 244, Part II
Romanze in F Major, Op. 50, No. 2, for violin and orchestra
Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, for piano, the "Minute Waltz"
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade in G Major, K. 525, fourth movement
Quintet in A Major for piano, violin, viola, cello, and double bass, "The Trout," fourth movement
Symphony in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter," excerpt from the first movement
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, excerpt from the first movement
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, excerpt from the first movement
Prelude to Tristan and Isolde
The Firebird, ballet suite, 1945, excerpt
A few scores recommended for further practice
Orchestras and Conductors
Numbers and types of instruments
Seating plans
Spatial effects
The conductor
Conducting technique
Instrumentation and Score Reading: Suggestions for Further Reading
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