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The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration

Ertugrul Sevsay



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Cambridge University Press
25 April 2013
Music; Theory of music & musicology
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.
By:   Ertugrul Sevsay
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 194mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   1.610kg
ISBN:   9781107025165
ISBN 10:   1107025168
Pages:   675
Publication Date:   25 April 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ertugrul Sevsay is Professor of Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria and has been teaching orchestration for over two decades. His extensive knowledge has led to the development of special courses in orchestration for music engineers at the University of Miami and orchestration for orchestra conductors at Vienna's University of Music. He has always believed that orchestration is just as important for conductors and music engineers as it is for composers and arrangers and was inspired to create this comprehensive guide as a result of the lectures, seminars and classes he has led in dozens of countries worldwide.

Reviews for The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration

'This work is 'what you see is what you get' - a sourcebook but also a working textbook for practical study and investigation ... A distinctive and valuable addition in its field ...' Stuart Hannabuss, Reference Reviews

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