Principles of Orchestration

Author: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316971

Category: Music

Page: 489

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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.
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Principles of Orchestration

A Treatise on Orchestration

Author: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537633541


Page: 164

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Principles of Orchestration By Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov Edited by Maximilian Steinberg English Translation by Edward Agate A Treatise on Orchestration Volume I Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for an orchestra or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra. For example, a work for solo piano could be adapted and orchestrated so that an orchestra could perform the piece. As regards orchestration it has been my good fortune to belong to a first-rate school, and I have acquired the most varied experience. In the first place I have had the opportunity of hearing all my works performed by the excellent orchestra of the St. Petersburgh Opera. Secondly, having experienced leanings towards different directions, I have scored for orchestras of different sizes, beginning with simple combinations (my opera The May Night is written for natural horns and trumpets), and ending with the most advanced. In the third place, I conducted the choir of the Military Marine for several years and was therefore able to study wind-instruments. Finally I formed an orchestra of very young pupils, and succeeded in teaching them to play, quite competently, the works of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Glinka, etc. All this has enabled me to present this work to the public as the result of long experience.
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Principles of Orchestration with Musical Examples Drawn from his Own Works

Author: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465604111


Page: N.A

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In his "Memoirs of my musical life" the following passage occurs: "I had planned to devote all my energies to the compilation of a full treatise on orchestration. To this end I made several rough copies, jotting down explanatory notes detailing the technique of different instruments. What I intended to present to the world on this subject, was to include everything. The writing of this treatise, or, to be more exact, the sketch for it took up most of my time in the years 1873 and 1874. After reading the works of Tyndall and Helmholtz, I framed an introduction to my work, in which I endeavoured to expound the laws of acoustics as applied to the principles governing the construction of musical instruments. My manual was to begin with a detailed list of instruments, classified in groups and tabulated, including a description of the various systems in use at the present day. I had not yet thought of the second part of the book which was to be devoted to instruments in combination. But I soon realised that I had gone too far. With wind instruments in particular, the different systems were innumerable, and each manufacturer favoured his own pet theory. By the addition of a certain key the maker endowed his instrument with the possibility of a new trill, and made some difficult passages more playable than on an instrument of another kind. "There was no end to such complications. In the brass, I found instruments with three, four, and five valves, the mechanism varying according to the make. Obviously, I could not hope to cover so large a field; besides, of what value would such a treatise be to the student? Such a mass of detailed description of the various systems, their advantages and drawbacks, could not but fail to confuse the reader only too eager to learn. Naturally he would wish to know what instrument to employ, the extent of its capabilities etc., and getting no satisfactory information he would throw my massive work aside. For these reasons my interest in the book gradually waned, and finally I gave up the task."
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The Study of Orchestration

Author: Samuel Adler

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393920659


Page: 800

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Written by a renowned composer whose works have been performed by major orchestras around the world, The Study of Orchestration is the only text that explores the characteristics of orchestral instruments and shows students how a master composer approaches orchestration. The Fourth Edition invites students to experience the instruments through online audio and video recordings and now offers more coverage of writing for band.
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Casals and the Art of Interpretation

Author: David Blum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520963512

Category: Music

Page: 236

View: 5200

"This is an immensely valuable book and one which is clearly designed to appeal to all musicians—not just string players...Mr. Blum has captured in great detail the little things that so often make a great teacher. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Art of Interpretation."—Music Teacher "The volume belongs to an exceptional class of literature: it is to be welcomed as a significant contribution. In his Forward, Antony Hopkins in a most eloquent way makes us fully aware of our possible great loss had the subject material forming this book not been preserved for posterity...throughout the book one remains not only an absorbed reader, but very much an active participant."—Violoncello Society Newsletter "Now we have an authoritative guide to this great artist's approach to interpretation...a book which should be compulsory reading for every player, conductor and teacher."—Music Journal of the Incorporated Society of Musicians "Blum has elegantly combined precise music terminology with meticulous music examples to present lucid and revealing details of interpretation that can be quickly and easily grasped. Only superlatives apply to this book, and all serious musicians would find immense pleasure and musical profit from reading this work. Highly recommended at all levels."—Choice
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The Inner Game of Music

Author: Barry Green,W. Timothy Gallwey

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385231261

Category: Music

Page: 225

View: 9307

Suggests techniques for overcoming self-consciousness and improving musical performances, shares a variety of exercises, and includes advice on improving one's listening skills
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Sounds and Scores

A Practical Guide to Professional Orchestration

Author: Henry Mancini

Publisher: Warner Bros. Publications

ISBN: 9780898986679

Category: Music

Page: 243

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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.
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Teach Like a Champion 2.0

62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

Author: Doug Lemov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118901851

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 3725

One of the most influential teaching guides ever—updated! Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the international bestseller. This teaching guide is a must-have for new and experienced teachers alike. Over 700,000 teachers around the world already know how the techniques in this book turn educators into classroom champions. With ideas for everything from classroom management to inspiring student engagement, you will be able to perfect your teaching practice right away. The first edition of Teach Like a Champion influenced thousands of educators because author Doug Lemov's teaching strategies are simple and powerful. Now, updated techniques and tools make it even easier to put students on the path to college readiness. Here are just a few of the brand new resources available in the 2.0 edition: Over 70 new video clips of real teachers modeling the techniques in the classroom A selection of never before seen techniques inspired by top teachers around the world Brand new structure emphasizing the most important techniques and step by step teaching guidelines Updated content reflecting the latest best practices from outstanding educators With the sample lesson plans, videos, and online community, you will be teaching like a champion in no time. The classroom techniques you'll learn in this book can be adapted to suit any context. Find out why Teach Like a Champion is a "teaching Bible" for so many educators worldwide.
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The Art of Wind Playing

Author: Arthur Weisberg

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574630848

Category: Music

Page: 145

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(Meredith Music Resource). This essential book for all performers, teachers and conductors of wind instruments clears away the cobwebs of superstitions and the fixed ideas of what can and can't be done. Written by one of the great wind virtuosos of our time, the book covers: resonance; attacks and releases; double tonguing; vibrato; breathing; interpretation; and more!
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The Musician

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Conducting

Author: Karl Duane Van Hoesen

Publisher: Ardent Media


Category: Conducting

Page: 95

View: 4620

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The Art of Flute Playing

Author: Edwin Putnik

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457400377

Category: Music

Page: 96

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Edwin Putnik, like most other contributors to the The Art of series, has been a member of many prestigious symphony orchestras and university faculties. The Art of Flute Playing can aid students of all degrees of advancement. Part I is devoted to Basic Principles and Pedagogy, Part II to Artist Performance. Part I is particularly helpful not only to beginning flute students, but also to non-flutists teaching in school music programs.
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An Anthology of Writings

Author: Paul Mathews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415976820

Category: Music

Page: 230

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Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings is designed to be a primary or ancillary text for college-level music majors. Although there are several 'how to' textbooks aimed at this market, there is little available that traces the history of orchestration through the writings of composers themselves. By collecting writings from the ninenteenth century to today, Mathews illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, as well as presenting a wide variety of theories that have been embraced by the leading practitioners in the field. The collection then traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others), the 19th century (Mahler, Gevaert, Strauss) the fin de siecle (on the edge of musical modernism; writings by Berlioz, Jadassohn, Delius, and Rimsky Korsakov), early modern (Busoni, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Grainger, and others), and high modern (Carter, Feldman, Reich, Brant). Many of these pieces have never been translated into English before; some only appeared in small journals or the popular press and have never appeared in a book; and none have ever been collected in one place. The study of orchestration is a key part of all students of music theory and composition. Orchestration provides a much needed resource for these students, filling a gap in the literature.
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Maestros and Their Music

The Art and Alchemy of Conducting

Author: John Mauceri

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0451494024

Category: MUSIC

Page: 262

View: 6081

"[The author describes how] conducting is itself a composition of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice, and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductor's approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, and insight into the composer's intent); what it takes to communicate solely through gesture, with sometimes hundreds of performers at once; and the occasionally glamorous, often challenging life of the itinerant maestro"
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Composers on Music

Eight Centuries of Writings

Author: Josiah Fisk,Jeff William Nichols

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555532796

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 6074

Sam Morgenstern's classic anthology, now thoroughly updated with new selections and commentary reflecting recent music scholarship.
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Author: Walter Piston

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393097405

Category: Music

Page: 477

View: 6169

A college-level music text that develops the student's knowledge of musical instruments, and their function in the orchestra
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Masters of the Soviet Cinema

Crippled Creative Biographies

Author: Herbert Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317928695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Vertov: these Soviet film directors are acknowledged to be among the greatest in the history of cinematography. To Eisenstein we owe such films as Battleship Potemkin and October; to Pudovkin Mother and The End of St Petersburg; to Dovzhenko Earth and Zvenigora; and to Vertov The Man With a Movie Camera and The Three Songs of Lenin. Herbert Marshall knew each of them personally, both as artists and as friends, and shared their cinema world when he was a student at the GIK (The Moscow State Institute of Cinematography) in the heady years following the Revolution into the period of the first Five Year Plan. His material is culled from personal recollections, diaries, notes, unpublished and published biographies, letters, press cuttings, articles and books in various languages, but mainly from Soviet sources and the Soviet cinema world. Taking the subjects one by one, this indispensible book discusses their major films including an account of their creation and reception in the USSR and abroad. It shows the tragedy of these four Soviet artists who were lucky enough not to be arrested or deprived of their limited freedom, yet who nevertheless ended up with ‘crippled creative biographies’. The author then examines the changed viewpoint in the climate of 1983 when the book was originally published.
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The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration

Author: Ertuğrul Sevsay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067480

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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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.
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Pilates, 2E

Author: Isacowitz, Rael

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434169

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 3862

Covering mat work and apparatus, Pilates, Second Edition, is the most respected and comprehensive guide available. Exercises include photo sequences, level of difficulty ratings, recommended resistance ranges, and instructions and reasons for performing the movements. Many exercises include variations for increasing or decreasing the challenge.
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