Orchestral Music: A Handbook

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Scarecrow Press, Oct 13, 2005 - Music - 640 pages
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This fourth edition of the highly acclaimed, classic sourcebook for planning orchestral programs and organizing rehearsals has been expanded and revised to feature 42% more compositions over the third edition, with clearer entries and a more useful system of appendixes. Compositions cover the standard repertoire for American orchestra. Features from the previous edition that have changed and new additions include:

· Larger physical format (8.5 x 11 vs. 5.5 x 8.5)
· Expanded to 6400 entries and almost 900 composers (only 4200 in 3rd Ed.)
· Merged with the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS (Orchestra Library Information Service)
· Enhanced specific information on woodwind & brass doublings
· Lists of required percussion equipment for many works
· New, more intuitive format for instrumentation
· More contents notes and durations of individual movements
· Composers' citizenship, birth and death dates and places, integrated into the listings
· Listings of useful websites for orchestra professionals

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This book is voluminously documented superbly edited and absolutely essential for anyone who programs orchestral music. Particularly informative are the sections organized by orchestration and length. Read full review


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David Daniels, formerly Professor of Music at Oakland University, is Music Director of the Warren Symphony.

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