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The Study of Orchestrationby Samuel Adler
Synopses & Reviews
The new Third Edition retains the elements that have made the book a classic while embracing new technology and responding to the needs of today's students and teachers. The Study of Orchestration ensemble--text, workbook, and enhanced compact discs--is the most complete instructional package available and the ideal reference tool for students, teachers, performers, composers, and arrangers.
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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.
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A new set of six enhanced CDs'" recorded at the Eastman School of Music specifically for use with The Study of Orchestration'" provides aural reinforcement of the examples in the text and workbook. In addition to state-of-the-art digital sound quality, the CDs contain HD-TV-quality video clips of musicians demonstrating orchestral techniques on a variety of instruments.
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.
Through two highly successful editions, The Study of Orchestration has set the standard for orchestration texts, providing the most comprehensive treatment of both orchestration and instrumentation.
Through two highly successful editions, has set the standard for orchestration texts, providing the most comprehensive treatment of both orchestration and instrumentation. The Third Edition retains the elements that have made the book a classic while embracing new technology and responding to the needs of today's students and teachers.
About 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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