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The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler

The Study of Orchestration

by Samuel Adler

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Through two highly successful editions, The Study of Orchestration has set the standard for orchestration texts, providing the most comprehensive treatment of both orchestration and instrumentation. The Third Edition retains the elements that have made the book a classic while embracing new technology and responding to the needs of today's students and teachers.… (more)
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    Treatise on Instrumentation by Hector Berlioz (Joles)
    Joles: If you enjoyed Adler's work with orchestration, go back to his precursor and one of the first composers to write about orchestration, Hector Berlioz (Symphonie Fantastique, Harold in Italy).

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This book covers its topic thoroughly. I did not notice ant interesting stories embedded in the subject matter, so it is not exactly an exciting read, just the facts, but very detailed and organized coverage.

There are numerous figures showing music segments that illustrate the author's explanations. ( )
  billsearth | Apr 29, 2016 |
Another good resource, this textbook is easy to read and written by a true modern master, Samuel Adler. Adler is easy to read and doesn't try to go over his audience's head with language or theory. Study of Orchestration uses appropriate and accessible musical examples. One of the better Orchestration textbooks I have read! ( )
  Joles | Jun 3, 2008 |
The best text out there for Orchestration. I would caution that purchasing the CD's greatly enhances the experience, and that not having them will severely limit your learning. Simply put, you can't beat aural training- something a book can't give you. ( )
  curtis | Nov 24, 2005 |
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