Treatise on Instrumentation
The most influential work of its kind ever written, appraising the musical qualities and potential of over 60 commonly used stringed, wind and percussion instruments. With 150 illustrative full-score musical examples from works by Berlioz, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Weber, Wagner, and others, and numerous smaller musical examples. Complete with Berlioz' chapters on the orchestra and on conducting. Translated by Theodore Front. Foreword by Richard Strauss. Glossary.
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INSTRUMENTS WITH PLUCKED STRINGS
The Alto Clarinet
The Piccolo 286
The Alto Flute
The Valve Horn
WIND INSTRUMENTS OF WOOD
The Oboe damore
The Tenoroon Basson Quinte
The Saxophones 400
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