By (author) Walter Piston
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Orchestration by Walter Piston
Book DescriptionAgain he draws upon his own wide knowledge and experience as composer and teacher to present all phases of the subject. No practical aspect of instrumentation for the orchestra is neglected, and comprehensive treatment is given to each significant component. The author approaches orchestration from the premise that the principles can best be presented by analysis of music as it has been written.The essentials of instrument combination discussed here are those which can be observed operating in the scores of great composers from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven down to our own day. Orchestration is notable for the clarity and logic of its organization. From a consideration of the individual instruments and their technical problems the author skillfully develops his analysis of orchestration, covering his analysis of orchestration, covering instrumentation of primary and secondary melodies, part-writing, chords, and contrapuntal techniques. Finally, he discusses typical problems in orchestration together with some examples of their solutions. Orchestration is profusely illustrated with hundreds of musical examples and with drawings of the various musical instruments that make up the modern orchestra.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393097405
(236mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1955
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Walter Piston
Workbook, Paperback (May 1988)» View all books by Walter Piston
This Workbook has been designed to accompany Piston's Harmony, Fifth Edition, as revised by Mark DeVoto, and to supplement it were necessary.
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Author Biography - Walter Piston
Walter Piston was Professor of Music at Harvard University. An outstanding composer whose many works have been performed by leading orchestras and chamber ensembles both in the US and abroad, he received the Pulitzer Prize twice for distinguished musical composition.
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