Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording studio. Unlike most orchestration texts, it includes coverage of contemporary instruments and ensembles alongside traditional orchestra and chamber ensembles.
1. Preliminary Considerations 2. Scores, Parts and Notation 3. Practical Problem Solving (A step-by-step guide through an analysis with a practical scoring solution) 4. The Violin Family 5. The Brass Family 6. The Woodwind Family 7. The Percussion Family 8. Voices 9. Harp 10. Guitar 11. Scoring for Orchestral Tutti 12. Overview of the Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Tutti 13. Scoring for Musical Theater 14. Instrument Substitution 15. Recommended Listening and Analysis 16. Parting Thoughts