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7th Edition

The Technique of Orchestration Workbook

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ISBN 9780367655600
July 24, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
104 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Technique of Orchestration Workbook, Seventh Edition, accompanies the textbook of the same name—the definitive resource on the study of orchestration—providing musical excerpts, full scores, and scoring assignments to enrich the lessons learned in the textbook. Spanning an array of periods and styles, the musical examples collected here cover scoring techniques in the following sections:

  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Scoring of Chords
  • Transcribing Piano Music
  • Scoring for Woodwinds, Horns, and Strings
  • Percussion
  • Harp and Keyboard Instruments
  • Scoring for Full Orchestra

Additional learning tools include transposition exercises, error detection drills, and discussions on harmonics, while the workbook pages are perforated throughout for ease of use in and out of the classroom. Featuring the music of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann, Copland, Bartók, and many more, The Technique of Orchestration Workbook, Seventh Edition, is an invaluable companion to the textbook.

Table of Contents

STRINGS / J. S. Bach, (harmonization) WAS FRAG ICH NACH DER WELT / CRUSADERS' HYMN / J. S. Bach, (harmonization) AUS TIEFER NOT / J. S. Bach, SARABANDE from the First French Suite / Exercises in Bowing; Use of Alto and Tenor Clefs (selected fragments) / Exercises in Bowing; Use of Alto and Tenor Clefs (selected fragments) / Mozart, SONATA IN B-flat MAJOR, third movement / Exercise in Error Detection (strings) based on TRÄUMEREI from SCENES FROM CHILDHOOD / Brahms, ROMANZE, Op. 118, No. 5 / Beethoven, SONATA, Op. 10, No. 3 / Schumann, PAPILLONS, No. 5 / Mennin, ARIA, from FIVE PIANO PIECES / Exercises in Writing Multiple Stops / Beethoven, SONATA, Op. 13 (for writing multiple stops) / Exercises in Reading and Notating String Harmonics / Vaughan Williams, FANTASIA ON "GREENSLEEVES," score study / WOODWINDS / Exercises in Notating Transposing Woodwinds (selected fragments) / Exercises in Error Detection (woodwinds) based on Haydn SONATA in D / Schubert, SONATA, Op. 122, first movement / Kuhlau, SONATINA, Op. 55, No. 4, second movement / Beethoven, SONATA, Op. 2, No. 3, third movement / Bartók, No. 21 from LITTLE PIECES FOR CHILDREN, Vol. 1 / J. S. Bach (harmonization), CHRISTUS, DER 1ST MEIN LEBEN / Hindemith, FUGA SECUNDA in G, from LUDUS TONALIS / BRASS / Conversion of Parts for Horns and Trumpets in Various Keys to Concert Pitches / J. S. Bach, (harmonization) O HAUPT VOLL BLUT UNO WUNDEN / AMERICA / Morley, DAMON AND PHILLIS from CANZONETS OR LITTLE SHORT AIRS TO FIVE AND SIX VOICES / Grieg, SAILOR'S SONG / Schumann, WAR SONG, from ALBUM FOR THE YOUNG / Mussorgsky, PROMENADE, from PICTURES FROM AN EXHIBITION / Bartók, FOLK SONG, No. 8 from TEN EASY PIECES for piano / Bartók, CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA, second movement, score study / SCORING OF CHORDS / Chords for Orchestra, score study / For woodwinds in pairs; for full woodwind section; for brass; for strings / For "average" orchestra; for large orchestra / For woodwinds in pairs; for brass; for woodwinds in pairs and two horns / For "average" orchestra; for large orchestra / PROBLEMS IN TRANSCRIBING PIANO MUSIC / Transcribing Piano Music for Orchestra, score study / Rearrangement of pianistic figures (selected fragments) / Beethoven, SONATA, Op. 10, No. 3, first movement / Beethoven, SONATA, Op. 22, first movement / SCORING FOR WOODWINDS, HORNS, AND STRINGS / Scoring for Woodwinds, Horns and Strings, score study / Beethoven, SONATA, Op. 90, first movement / Tchaikovsky, AT CHURCH, from ALBUM FOR THE YOUNG / Chopin, NOCTURNE, Op. 55, no 1 (fragment to be scored four ways) / Beethoven, SONATA, Op. 27, No. 1, fourth movement / Brahms, VARIATIONS AND FUGUE ON A THEME BY HANDEL, Var. X / Kabalevsky, SONATINA, Op. 13, No. 1 / PERCUSSION / Schumann, IMPORTANT EVENT, from SCENES FROM CHILDHOOD (timpani part) / Kavalevsky, PRELUDE 24 from 24 PRELUDES (percussion parts) / Prokofiev, MARCH from THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES (percussion parts) / HARP / Kennan, Harp Exercises (rewriting enharmonically) / Kennan, Harp Exercises (rewriting, setting pedals for glissandos) / ORCHESTRA / Bartek, No. 12 from FIFTEEN HUNGARIAN PEASANT SONGS / CRUSADERS' HYMN / Exercise in Error Detection (orchestra) / Bartek, No. 1 from FIFTEEN HUNGARIAN PEASANT SONGS / Schumann, FANTASIA, Op. 17 / MacDowell, A DESERTED FARM / Tcherepnine, FANTASIA, Op. 17 / Grieg, NOTTURNO, Op. 54, No. 4 / Schubert, SONATA, Op. 143, first movement / Copland, HEART, WE WILL FORGET HIM from EIGHT SONGS OF EMILY DICKINSON / Kennan, Exercises in Scoring in the Styles of Debussy and Strauss / J. S. Bach, FUGUE VII from THE WELL TEMPERED CLAVIER, Book II / Brahms, RHAPSODY, Op. 79, No. 1 / Griffes, THE WHITE PEACOCK from THREE ROMAN SKETCHES / Rochberg, BAGATELLE 8 from TWELVE BAGATELLES / Prokofiev, MARCH, Op. 12, No. 1 / SCORING FOR HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA / Debussy, GOLLIWOGG'S CAKE WALK, from THE CHILDREN'S CORNER

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Kent Kennan (1913-2003) was an American composer and Professor Emeritus of Music at The University of Texas at Austin.

Donald Grantham is an award-winning composer and the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.