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Orchestration. 9780486243832

Orchestration

Dover Publications. 1982

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  • EAN: 9780486243832
  • ISBN: 978-0-486-24383-2
  • Editorial: Dover Publications
  • Fecha de edición: 1982
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Dimensiones: 13,5x21,5
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Nº páginas: XI+530

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Before 17th century, composers seldom indicate in their music whether the composition was to be performed by a particular combination of voices or instruments. Then in 1607 Monteverdi made a well-known suggestion for the orchestration of his opera "Orfeo". And as the Baroque era unfolded, the concept of orchestration began to evolve, achieving a notable clarity and the acceptance of a keyboard instrument as an integral part of the ensemble.

Toward the middle of the 18th century, stylistic changes in instrumental music, e.g. styles that emphasized a single melodic line, directly affected methods of orchestration; while in the 19th century, orchestration became an ever more vital factor in the composer's technique, a stylistic determinant that placed a wealth of possibilities at his disposal. Finally, in the early 20th century, increasing awareness of the importance of internal balance, certain ideals of blended sound, and firmly established instrumental characteristics enabled orchestration to take its place as an academic discipline beside harmony and counterpoint.

In this classic manual -"for its time the most comprehensive treatment of the subject" (New Grove)- a noted English composer describes 57 orchestral instruments (ca. 1914), tracing their origins, development and status at the beginning of the World War I. Not only are the history and evolution of each instrument fully discussed, the author also explores the techniques of each instrument, as well as players' impressions about what they must play. The result is an unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the orchestra -a vivid impression of what it is like to be a violinist, clarinetist, trombonist, or other orchestral player.

While there have been numerous developments in instrumental technique on an individual basis since the book's first publication, most of what Forsyth says is still valid. Writing with wit, grace and good sense, Forsyth created a formidably thorough, comprehensive and informative text that has instructed and influenced generations of composers, conductors, musicians and musicologists.

CONTENIDO:

List of Instruments
Classification of Instruments
Percussion Instruments. Preliminary
1. The Side-Drum
2. The Bass-Drum
3. The Tenor-Drum
4. The Tabor
5. The Tambourine
6. The Triangle
7. The Cymbals
8. The Gong
9. The Castanets
10. The Rattle, The Wind-Machine, And The Anvil
11. The Kettle-Drums
12. Bells
13. The Glockenspiel
14. The Celesta
15. The Dulcitone (or Typophone)
16. The Xylophone

Bass Instruments. Preliminary
17. The Valve-Trumpet
18. The Bass-Trumpet
19. The Cornet
20. The Valve-Horn In F

The Trombones. Preliminary
21. The Tenor Trombone
22. The Alto Trombone
23. The Bass Trombone
24. The Double-Bass Trombone
25. "The Tubas"
26. The Saxhorns and Flügelhorns
27. The Saxophones
28. The Sarrusophones
29. Obsolete Brass-Wind

Wood-Wind Instruments. Preliminary
30. The Flute
31. The Bass Flute
32. The Piccolo
33. The Oboe (or Hautboy)
34. The Oboe D'Amore
35. The English-Horn
36. Rarely-Used Wood -Wind
37. The Basson
38. The Double Bassoon
39. Clarinet
40. The Bass Clarinet
41. The Eb-Clarinet
42. The Bassett-Horn and The Alto-Clarinet
43. The Pedal-Clarinet
44. Obsolete Wood-Wind
45. The Cuckoo-Instrument

Stringed Instruments. Preliminary
46. The Violin (or Fiddle)
47. The Viola (or Tenor)
48. The Viola D'Amore
49. The Cello
50. The Viola da Gamba
51. The Double-Bass
52. The Harp
53. The Chromatic Harp
54. The Mandoline
55. The Guitar
56. The Dulcimer (or Cimbalom)
57. The Highland Bagpipe

Addenda
Appendix. The Phagotus of Afranio
Index



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