MUS 308 Orchestration and Instrumentation (Not offered 1999-2000)

Study of and practical exercises in the individual instruments of the orchestra, both in terms of traditional and advanced instrumental techniques. Following this study is an analysis of the characteristics and makeup of the modern orchestra. Emphasis is placed on practical orchestrations from the styles of Haydn and Beethoven through Ravel and Mahler. Consistent reference shall be made to the "classic" sources of instrumentation/orchestration: Strauss, Berlioz, Forsyth, Kenan, Blatter, etc. Required text: A. Blatter Orchestration. Evaluation: midterm, final, and periodic assignments in scoring and orchestration.