Anatomy of the Orchestra

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University of California Press, Dec 28, 1983 - Music - 526 pages
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Before his death in 1994, Norman Del Mar was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on the orchestra. Anatomy of the Orchestra is written not only for fellow conductors, players, students, and professional musicians, but also for everyone interested in the performance of orchestral music.
 

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Contents

Dedicatory Introduction page
21
Acknowledgements
27
THE STRINGS 1 Definitions page
29
Nomenclature of the Sections Components
30
Early Instruments
31
Personnel
33
Divided Playing
36
Score Layout
44
Vibratoand Conclusion
135
The Woodwind
139
Family Characteristics
165
Constitutions of Woodwind Sections
184
Platform Planning
191
Muting
198
Affiliated Instruments
204
Conclusions
210

Platform Planning
49
Numerical Strength
62
Solo Work on Violins
66
Solo Work on Lower Strings
70
The Bow and its Standard Usage
71
Other Colouristic Uses of the Bow
79
Variations of Bowing Style
86
Tremolos and Trills
92
Plucked and Other Nonbowed Styles
96
The Strings and Tuning
100
Problems of Double Bass Tuning
105
Strings Compass in the Upper Register
107
Harmonics
112
Open Strings and their Notation
121
The Use and Application of Mutes
123
Chords and Double Stopping
126
Broken Chords Arpeggiando Styles etc
129
Horns
215
Very Strong Effects
249
The Heavy Brass
273
Notation
281
Seating Positions in the Orchestra
303
Layout in the Score
309
Special Effects
316
Family Characteristics
323
Unusual Visitors
329
Part ITimpani page
339
Conclusion
370
Vibraphone page
412
Cowbells
425
KEYBOARD AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS
431
Zither etc page
494
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