Professional Orchestration, Volume 2B: Orchestrating the Melody Within the Woodwinds & Brass

Professional Orchestration, Volume 2B: Orchestrating the Melody Within the Woodwinds & Brass

Peter Lawrence Alexander

Language: English

Pages: 714

ISBN: 2:00228060

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


With Volume 1: Solo Instruments and Instrumentation Notes, the focus was on instrumentation, registration of instruments and how they sound in four specific registers, and learning how to do score reductions.

With Volume 2 Compleat: Orchestrating the Melody Within Each Orchestral Section, we move from instrumentation into the actual study of orchestration by learning specific combinations of instruments within the strings, woodwind, and brass sections previously known by only a privileged few.

Volume 2B, Orchestrating the Melody Within the Woodwinds and Brass gives you the tested techniques for woodwinds and brass. For fast referencing, the techniques are grouped into these categories: Woodwind Unisons, Woodwind Octaves, Woodwind Combinations in Two- to Five-Parts, Light Vertical Harmony in the Woodwinds, then combinations for the French horns, trumpets and Trombones. 714-pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to Medium Register Tombeau de Couperin: I. Prélude – Ravel This is more than just two clarinets in unison in the low-medium register. Except for the harp at p, the orchestra is pp including the clarinets. Oboe on the main theme. On the first two bars, the triplet background line is broken across Violins 1, Violins 2, Violas back to Violins 2 and repeated in the second bar. The triplet background then goes to the clarinets + harp which pass the theme to the bassoons and back again to the clarinets

Mahler [Measures 378-384] 119 PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRATION, VOL. 2B: ORCHESTRATING THE MELODY WITHIN THE WOODWINDS & BRASS Medium to High Register – Symphony #8: II. Final Scene from Faust – Mahler [Measures 794-798] 120 FLUTE + OBOE + CLARINET Medium to High Register – Symphony #8: II. Final Scene from Faust – Mahler [Measures 799-803] 121 PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRATION, VOL. 2B: ORCHESTRATING THE MELODY WITHIN THE WOODWINDS & BRASS High Register – Symphony #8: II. Final Scene from Faust –

the flute and oboe being in unison starting on beat 3 and continuing into the next bar for two beats, followed by the flute being in unison with the English horn, with the line passing to a single clarinet. That’s six woodwind color changes in four bars! 145 PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRATION, VOL. 2B: ORCHESTRATING THE MELODY WITHIN THE WOODWINDS & BRASS Low to Medium Register – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice at 10 – Dukas [Measures 127-146] 146 PICCOLO - FLUTE Low to Medium Register – The Sorcerer’s

joyous and rhythmically. This is a soli line for this device, with two piccolos in unison doubling a single oboe an octave lower. 159 PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRATION, VOL. 2B: ORCHESTRATING THE MELODY WITHIN THE WOODWINDS & BRASS Medium to High Register – Images: 2. Ibéria, III. Le Matin – Debussy [Measures 20-23] 160 PICCOLO - OBOE Medium to High Register – Images: 2. Ibéria, III. Le Matin – Debussy [Measures 24-27] 161 PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRATION, VOL. 2B: ORCHESTRATING THE MELODY WITHIN

medium, high and very high range breaks. Here are Rimsky-Korsakov’s observations made in 1891. INSTRUMENT LOW MED HIGH VERY HIGH Piccolo weak, whistling soft, weak clear, bright whistling, piercing Flute dull, whistling sweet, transparent clear, bright clear, whistling Alto Flute N/A Bass Flute N/A Clarinet in B  dark, sonorous weak, dull clear, silvery bright, piercing Clarinet in A dark, sonorous weak, dull clear, silvery bright, piercing Clarinet in E  dark,

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