Principles of Orchestration

Author: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486316970
Release Date: 2013-08-16
Genre: Music

Great classical orchestrator provides fundamentals of tonal resonance, progression of parts, voice and orchestra, tutti effects, and much else in major document. Includes 330 pages of musical excerpts.

Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony

Author: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486317687
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Music

Written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the Moscow Conservatory, this clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony features numerous examples and exercises.

The Study of Fugue

Author: Alfred Mann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486171340
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Music

Classic study comprises two parts. The first is a comprehensive historical survey of writings on the fugue from the beginning of fugal teaching (c. 1350) to the present. Part Two explores in depth four 18th-century studies which are its classical presentations: Steps to Parnassus, J. J. Fux (1725), A Treatise on Fugue, F. W. Marpurg (1753–54), Fundamental and Practical Essay on Fugal Counterpoint, Padre Martini (1775), A Manual of the Fundamental Principles of Composition, J. A. Albrechtsberger (1790). Translations of texts, introductions and critical commentary, and many musical examples. Index. Bibliography.

Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching

Author: Ivan Galamian
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320649
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Music

Celebrated instructor presents his philosophy of teaching and practice methods, including appropriate combination of technique and interpretation. Incorporates aspects of both the Russian and French schools in an ingenious and logical system.

Modulation

Author: Max Reger
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123375862
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Music

Written by a progressive early modernist, this concise guide for performers and composers offers valuable insights and instruction. Suitable for musicians at all levels. Newly typeset and engraved.

Structural Hearing

Author: Felix Salzer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486222752
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Music

Written by a pupil of Heinrich Schenker, this outstanding work develops and extends Schenker's approach. More than 500 examples of music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century complement the detailed discussions and analyses.

Treatise on Instrumentation

Author: Hector Berlioz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486319728
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Music

The most influential work of its kind ever written, appraising the musical qualities and potential of over 60 commonly used stringed, wind and percussion instruments. With 150 illustrative full-score musical examples from works by Berlioz, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Weber, Wagner, and others, and numerous smaller musical examples. Complete with Berlioz' chapters on the orchestra and on conducting. Translated by Theodore Front. Foreword by Richard Strauss. Glossary.

Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Author: Arnold Schoenberg
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 0571196586
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Music

Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which 'every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough'. This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition. On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing in a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms; on the other hand, the author analyses in thorough detail and with numerous illustrations those particular sections in the works of the masters which relate to the compositional problem under discussion.

The Rhythm Book

Author: Peter Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486144580
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Music

DIVTextbook familiarizes readers with the signs, symbols and units of rhythmic notation. With drills, exercises, many musical examples, special sections on conducting technique, sight-singing and musical notation. /div

Anatomy of the Orchestra

Author: Norman Del Mar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520045009
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Music

Before his death in 1994, Norman Del Mar was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on the orchestra. Anatomy of the Orchestra is written not only for fellow conductors, players, students, and professional musicians, but also for everyone interested in the performance of orchestral music.

Sounds and Scores

Author: Henry Mancini
Publisher: Warner Bros. Publications
ISBN: 0898986672
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Music

A practical guide to professional orchestration featuring recorded musical examples performed by Henry Mancini. Included in the book are sections on the woodwinds, brass, the rhythm section and the string section. A recording is included to follow along with the printed scores.

The Guide to MIDI Orchestration

Author: Paul Gilreath
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 0240814134
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Music

Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist. Highlights of the book include: Introduction to and overview of the orchestra In-depth discussions of each orchestral section Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses Discussions of orchestration techniques Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest Setup and recommendations for software and equipment Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software Presentation of note entry methods DAW and sampler template implementation Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers Visit www.midi-orchestration.com for updates and enhanced content including PDFs of orchestral library reviews and additional written content, audio files of musical examples from the book, video demonstrations, and much more. Introduction to and overview of the orchestra In-depth discussions of each orchestral section Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses Discussions of orchestration techniques Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest Setup and recommendations for software and equipment Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software Presentation of note entry methods DAW and sampler template implementation Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers

Essential Dictionary of Orchestration

Author: Dave Black
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739000217
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Music

At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technical pitfalls, useful scoring tips and much more!