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By customer request! You asked us to put all three Professional Orchestration books into one bundle with all the accessories for one value price. And we have. So now you get the most complete self-study program ever in orchestration (that you can do at your own pace) which includes the first three volumes of the Professional Orchestration series and then some!

The Professional Orchestration™ Everything So Far Bundle is a massive learning package that includes all the materials for the first semester of orchestration with Professional Orchestration, Vol 1, the Vol 1 audio package, Professional Mentor™ PDF Workbook, Audio Lectures and Concert Audio Package, also the String Positions Booklet and Spectrotone Chart! PLUS two additional semesters with Professional Orchestration 2A and its supplemental audio package, and Professional Orchestration 2B. Please see Content Note below.

Content Note: In the United States, most schools offer a single semester of orchestration (covered by Volume 1), while only a few others offer a second semester as a string writing course. Volumes 2A and 2B each contain the content for a semester class, should a school want to expand their current offerings. Thus, from our perspective, the content of this Bundle is the equivalent of three semesters of study that you can do at school, or for your own private study. Guides for suggested study of Volumes 2A and 2B are now included with this bundle.

As an optional extra, our Writing For Strings Course: Lite Edition can be ordered separately and studied ahead of Professional Orchestration, Vol. 2A. The Writing For Strings Course makes use of Professional Orchestration Vol. 1 and the Spectrotone Chart (both included in this Everything-So-Far Home Study Bundle).

Important Note: to get the most out of Professional Orchestration, you need to read music. If you learn mostly by ear, please see our Visual Orchestration series of courses, based on the Spectrotone Chart, where no textbook is required.


FIRST SEMESTER CONTENTS
The Book: Professional Orchestration Volume 1
For your First Semester, you'll study from the PDF book Professional Orchestration Volume 1: Solo Instruments and Instrumentation Notes. At almost 800-pages, this first volume covers all the main orchestral instruments, and percussion, with electronic scoring notes. Where available, nearly all the book’s examples, by instrument, are organized by demonstrating the instrument in its low, medium, high and very high ranges. Each book in the Professional Orchestration series is organized this way so that you’ll learn from common practice how and where specific devices and combinations work best. With its full page/full score examples on an oversized textbook page, you’re able to see and hear what the instrument sounds like in that range within the context of the full orchestral score. No other orchestration method teaches you this way.

Direct From the Scoring Stages of Los Angeles to YOU! Professional Orchestration™ Volume 1: Solo Instruments and Instrumentation Notes is the very first orchestration book to come out of the scoring stages of Los Angeles with instrumentation notes edited by the elite film studio musician community.


Audio Package for Professional Orchestration Volume 1
You get around 12 hours of music in DRM-free MP3 Format licensed from eClassical.com! The Volume 1 Audio Package covers approx. 70% of the musical works used in the Volume 1 book (not all pieces are currently available from eClassical). To fulfill listening requirements that many schools have, you’re given the complete work or movement the majority of the book’s examples are found in. A PDF spreadsheet of timings for the examples is included. Since they’re MP3s, you can download them to your favorite MP3 player and listen wherever you want. Since the MP3s are Digital Rights Management (DRM) free, you can listen on any Mac, PC, or other MP3 device.


The Professional Mentor™ – much more than a workbook
The Professional Mentor Workbook is the heart of Professional Orchestration Volume 1 because it turns Professional Orchestration into a complete home study course that you can do on your own schedule at your own pace. There’s never a rush. It includes our Lesson Planner and seven (7) audio lectures explaining how to study on your own. Please click the Contents tab for details.

Here’s how it works. With the Professional Mentor, rather than taking a self-test to see if you know the material, you write one piece for each of the 13 solo instruments covered in the Workbook (the equal of roughly a semester’s worth of work at college) before you do your optional “final” project – a full orchestral arrangement. With this approach, you create 13 publishable works that could become the basis for your own publishing company, and, you can go to the next step, and create your own CD by doing a MIDI mock-up of your piece.

Instruments you write original works for are: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Harp.


Bonus Gift from VSL
Also included in your Professional Mentor files, the good folks at the Vienna Symphonic Library, and composer Jay Bacal, have allowed us to give you, at no extra charge, 13 solo compositions with MP3 and MIDI files mocked-up by Jay for the Vienna Instruments sample library. Just load the MP3 and MIDI file into your sequencer (the MIDI file is a visual study aid only. It requires the same VSL patches used by Jay for correct playback). You’ll see how Jay created the composition by studying velocity, expression, and mod wheel data. By the time you’ve gone through each instrument, including solo strings, you’ll know what you need to not only write for each instrument, but how to approach doing a MIDI mock-up. It’s a professional education you can apply to any library, too.


The Professional Mentor Concert Audio Package
To enhance your studies as you work through the Professional Mentor assignments, we've put together this Concert Audio Pack that includes an extra 76 tracks of DRM-free MP3s giving an average 20-minute concert for these solo instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and percussion. Use the Concert Pack to really get to know the instruments you’re writing for.


The Spectrotone Chart
Created by 4x Academy Award® nominee for Best Film Score, Arthur Lange, the Spectrotone Chart is unique to the study of orchestration. Using the Spectrotone Chart you'll learn how to create effective orchestral combinations by understanding which instruments will blend well together in which registers, or which instruments will provide a more contrasting tone-color when placed together. You'll also learn starting insights on orchestral balance within each section of strings, brass and winds.

The Spectrotone Chart has applications to any style of music that makes use of orchestral instruments. With its color coded approach, you can quickly work out combinations by instrument, by range, and by specific notes. It shows orchestral balance and color at a glance. Because the Spectrotone Chart is a must have for all arrangers, composers and recording engineers, we've made it a part of our Professional Orchestration curriculum and incorporated it into the Professional Mentor Workbook.


The String Positions Booklet
To round off your First Semester studies, the String Positions Booklet gives a 4-color view of which pitches are available for each string position for violin, viola, cello, and bass. Pitches are shown on the neck of each instrument and matched to a keyboard and music staff. Use this to both study how string parts are written and to check your own string parts to make sure they’re playable.


How you learn.
With Professional Orchestration you learn by doing. The seven (7) Professional Mentor audio lectures with the Professional Mentor Workbook show you how to study a score and create a condensed score of the excerpt being studied. You’re then encouraged to sequence the excerpt to understand orchestration techniques and compositional insights learned from the example, along with basic MIDI mock-up and recording skills.

By including the Spectrotone Chart, which is unique to the Professional Orchestration series, we’re able to combine orchestration insights for coloristic writing with mixing skills in one value priced package not available from any other company. And you can learn at your own pace as your schedule allows.

End Result - you learn how to write and produce your own music!


SECOND SEMESTER CONTENTS
The Book: Professional Orchestration Volume 2A
The only book of its type, Professional Orchestration 2A, Orchestrating the Melody Within the String Section, is the next step in learning the vocabulary and language of scoring for the string section.

With Volume 1, Solo Instruments and Instrumentation Notes, the focus was on instrumentation, registration of instruments and how they sound in four specific registers, and learning how to do score reductions.

With Volume 2A, we move from instrumentation into the full study of orchestration by learning specific time tested string section combinations. Volume 2A documents 65 different string combinations illustrated often with multiple examples in the low, medium, high, and very high string registers showing how scoring changes depending on the combination and the register it’s written in.


The techniques are organized into eight categories: Unisons, Two-Parts, Three-Parts, Four-Parts, Five-Parts, Divisi in Octaves, Divisi in Intervals, and Special Combinations.

Each technique has a brief commentary starting you off on identifying the technique and what else is happening within the score. There are also MIDI mock-up insights.

Study procedure is to take the full page score excerpt, condense it, and ideally do a MIDI mock-up of it.


The Vol. 2A MP3 Audio supplement contains the complete work or movement the score excerpt is found in, for a total of more than 17 hours of music when combined with the Vol. 1 MP3 Audio files. The Vol. 2A Audio Supplement Package should be combined with the Vol. 1 Audio (both are included in this Home Study Bundle) to cover approximately 60% of the musical works found in Professional Orchestration Volume 2A and about 48% from Volume 2B. Not all pieces are currently available from eClassical, but as more works become available an additional supplement pack will be produced to cover additional pieces.

Professional Orchestration, Volume 2A is just under 600-pages. A PDF Syllabus for Volume 2A is included as a guide to studying the book.


THIRD SEMESTER CONTENTS
The Book: Professional Orchestration Volume 2B
Also the only book of its type, Professional Orchestration 2B, Orchestrating the Melody Within the Woodwinds and Brass Sections, is the next step in learning the vocabulary and language of time tested techniques for scoring for woods and brass.

For fast referencing, the techniques are grouped into these categories: Woodwind Unisons, Woodwind Octaves, Woodwind Combinations in Two- to Five-Parts, Light Vertical Harmony in the Woodwinds, then combinations for the French horns, trumpets and Trombones.

Each technique has a brief commentary starting you off on identifying the technique and what else is happening within the score. There are also MIDI mock-up insights. Study procedure is to take the full page score excerpt, condense it, and ideally do a MIDI mock-up of it.

Professional Orchestration, Volume 2B is approximately 700-pages. A PDF Syllabus for Volume 2B is included as a guide to studying the book.


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    Professional Orchestration Vol 1: Introduction
    Professional Orchestration Vol 2A: Introduction & Chapter 1
    Professional Orchestration Vol 2A: Review by BioShock Game Composer - Garry Schyman
    Professional Orchestration Vol 2B: Introduction


    TABLE OF CONTENTS - Professional Orchestration Volume 1
    The First Key: Solo Instruments and Instrumentation Notes
    Chapter 1 - String Section Overview
    Chapter 2 -The Violin: Basic Information
    Chapter 3 - The Viola: Basic Information
    Chapter 4 - The Cello: Basic Information
    Chapter 5 - The String Bass: Basic Information
    Chapter 6 - Bowings, Effects, and Bowing Effects
    Chapter 7 - String Stops
    Chapter 8 - Divisi
    Chapter 9 - Muted Strings
    Chapter 10 - Pizzicato
    Chapter 11 - Natural and Artificial Harmonics
    Chapter 12 - Woodwind Basics
    Chapter 13 - The Flute
    Chapter 14 - The Piccolo
    Chapter 15 - The Oboe
    Chapter 16 - The English Horn
    Chapter 17 - The Clarinet
    Chapter 18 - The Bass Clarinet
    Chapter 19 - The Bassoon
    Chapter 20 - The Contrabassoon
    Chapter 21 - Brass Basics
    Chapter 22 - The Bb Trumpet
    Chapter 23 - The Tenor and Bass Trombones
    Chapter 24 - The Tubas
    Chapter 25 - The French Horn
    Chapter 26 - The Harp
    Chapter 27 - Piano, Organ, Celeste, and Virtual Orchestra
    Chapter 28 - The Percussion Section
    Bibliography


    TABLE OF CONTENTS - Professional Orchestration Volume 2A
    UNISON
    Chapter 1 - Violins 1 + Violins 2
    Chapter 2 - Violins + Violas
    Chapter 3 - Violins + Cellos
    Chapter 4 - Violas + Cellos
    Chapter 5 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas
    Chapter 6 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Cellos
    Chapter 7 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas + Cellos


    TWO-PARTS
    Chapter 8 - Violins 1 - Violins 2
    Chapter 9 - Violins 1 (or 2) - Violas
    Chapter 10 - Violins - Cellos
    Chapter 11 - Violas - Cellos
    Chapter 12 - Cellos - Basses
    Chapter 13 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 -Violas
    Chapter 14 - Violins 1 + ½ Violins 2 - ½ Violins 2 + Violas
    Chapter 15 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 + Violas
    Chapter 16 - Violas + Cellos - Basses
    Chapter 17 - Violas - Cellos + Basses
    Chapter 18 - Violins - Violas + Cellos
    Chapter 19 - Violins - Violins 2 + Cellos
    Chapter 20 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas - Cellos
    Chapter 21 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas - Cellos + Basses
    Chapter 22 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 - Violas + Cellos
    Chapter 23 - Violins 1 + ½ Violins 2 - ½ Violins 2 + Cellos
    Chapter 24 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas + Cellos - Basses
    Chapter 25 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 - Cellos


    THREE-PARTS
    Chapter 26 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 - Violas - Cellos
    Chapter 27 - Violins 1 + Violas - Cellos - Basses
    Chapter 28 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas - Cellos - Basses
    Chapter 29 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 - Violas
    Chapter 30 - Violins - Violas - Cellos
    Chapter 31 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 - Violas + Cellos
    Chapter 32 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 + Violas - Cellos
    Chapter 33 - Violas - Cellos - Basses
    Chapter 34 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 - Violas + Cellos - Basses
    Chapter 35 - Violins 1 + ½ Violins 2 - ½ Violins 2 + ½ Violas - ½ Violas + Cellos
    Chapter 36 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 - Violas + ½ Cellos
    Chapter 37 - Violins 1 + Violins 2 - Cellos - Basses


    FOUR-PARTS
    Chapter 38 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 - Violas - Cellos
    Chapter 39 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 + Violas - Cellos - Basses


    FIVE-PARTS
    Chapter 40 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 - Violas - Cellos - Basses


    DIVISI IN OCTAVES
    Chapter 41 - About Divisi
    Chapter 42 - Violins 1 - Violins 1
    Chapter 43 - Violas - Violas
    Chapter 44 - Cellos - Cellos
    Chapter 45 - Basses - Basses


    DIVISI IN INTERVALS
    Chapter 46 - Violins 1 - Violins 2 playing 3rds
    Chapter 47 - Violins Divisi in 3rds
    Chapter 48 - Violas Divisi in 3rds
    Chapter 49 - Violins Divisi in 6ths
    Chapter 50 - Violas Divisi in 6ths


    SPECIAL COMBINATIONS
    Chapter 51 - Special Combinations of Octaves, Thirds, Sixths and Tenths
    Chapter 52 - Violas Divisi + Cellos Divisi in 6ths
    Chapter 53 - Violins in 3rds - Violas/Cellos (3rds)
    Chapter 54 - Violins 1 in 3rds - Violins 2 in 3rds
    Chapter 55 - Violins 1 and Violas in Octaves with Violins 2 Playing Inner harmony part in 3rds
    Chapter 56 - Violas and Cellos Doubling on 3rds
    Chapter 57 - Multiple 3rds and Sixths
    Chapter 58 - More Multiple 3rds and Sixths
    Chapter 59 - Vlns 1 + Vlns 2 (3rds) - Violas A + Violas B (3rds)
    Chapter 60 - Thirds in Three Octaves
    Chapter 61 - Violins and Violas in Sixths
    Chapter 62 - Vlns 1 div in 3rds - Violins 2 (top line) + Violas (bottom line)
    Chapter 63 - Tenths
    Chapter 64 - Violins 2 and Violas in 3rds - Cellos div
    Chapter 65 - Violins 2 in 3rds - Cellos in 3rds


    TABLE OF CONTENTS - Professional Orchestration Volume 2B
    Introduction
    Chapter 1 - The Woodwind Family
    Chapter 2 - Woodwind Section Sizes


    Section 1 - Woodwind Unisons
    Chapter 3 - Flute Unisons
    Chapter 4 - Flute + Oboe
    Chapter 5 - Flute + English Horn
    Chapter 6 - Flute + Clarinet
    Chapter 7 - Oboe Unisons
    Chapter 8 - Oboe + Clarinet
    Chapter 9 - English Horn + Clarinet
    Chapter 10 - English Horn + Bassoon
    Chapter 11 - Clarinet + Clarinet
    Chapter 12 - Clarinet + Bassoon
    Chapter 13 - Bassoon + Bassoon
    Chapter 14 - Bassoon + Sarrusaphone
    Chapter 15 - Bassoon + Contrabassoon
    Chapter 16 - Flute + Oboe + Clarinet
    Chapter 17 - Flute + English Horn + Oboe + Clarinet
    Chapter 18 - Flute + Oboe + Clarinet + Eb Clarinet
    Chapter 19 - Oboe + Clarinet + English Horn
    Chapter 20 - English Horn + Clarinet + Bassoon


    Section 2 - Woodwind Octaves
    Chapter 21 - Piccolo - Flute
    Chapter 22 - Piccolo - Oboe
    Chapter 23 - Piccolo - Clarinet
    Chapter 24 - Flute - Flute
    Chapter 25 - Flute - Oboe
    Chapter 26 - Flute - Clarinet
    Chapter 27 - Flute - Bassoon
    Chapter 28 - Oboe - Oboe
    Chapter 29 - Oboe - Clarinet
    Chapter 30 - Oboe - English Horn
    Chapter 31 - Oboe - Bassoon
    Chapter 32 - English Horn - Bassoon
    Chapter 33 - Clarinet - Clarinet
    Chapter 34 - Clarinet - Bass Clarinet
    Chapter 35 - Clarinet - Bassoon
    Chapter 36 - Bassoon - Bassoon
    Chapter 37 - Bassoon - Contrabassoon


    Section 3 - Woodwind Combinations in Two- to Five-Parts
    Chapter 38 - Two Parts: Low to Medium Registers
    Chapter 39 - Two Parts: Medium Register
    Chapter 40 - Two Parts: Medium to High Register
    Chapter 41 - Two Parts: High Register
    Chapter 42 - Two Parts: Very High Register
    Chapter 43 - Three Parts: High Register
    Chapter 44 - Three Parts: Very High Register
    Chapter 45 - Four to Five-Parts


    Section 4 - Light Vertical Harmony in the Woodwinds
    Chapter 46 - Light Harmony in the Flutes
    Chapter 47 - Light Harmony in the Oboes
    Chapter 48 - Light Harmony in the Clarinets
    Chapter 49 - Light Harmony in the Bassoons
    Chapter 50 - Two-Part Light Harmony: Thirds in Unison
    Chapter 51 - Two-Part Light Harmony: Thirds in Octave
    Chapter 52 - Three-Part Light Harmony: Thirds in Multiple Octaves


    BRASS
    Introduction
    Chapter 53 - French Horns in Unison
    Chapter 54 - French Horns in Octaves (Two Parts)
    Chapter 55 - French Horns in 3rds and 6ths
    Chapter 56 - Trumpets in Unison
    Chapter 57 - Trumpets in Octaves (Two Parts)
    Chapter 58 - Trumpets in Thirds
    Chapter 59 - Trombones in Unison
    Chapter 60 - Trombones in Octaves (Two Parts)
    Chapter 61 - Trombones in Thirds
    Conclusion


    LOOKING FOR A PRINTED BOOK EDITION?
    Paperback editions of Professional Orchestration, Vols. 1, 2A and 2B are available to order from Amazon or through most major bookstores using the information below:

    Title 01: Professional Orchestration Vol 1: Solo Instruments & Instrumentation Notes
    Author: Peter Lawrence Alexander / ISBN: 978-0-939067-70-1

    Title 02: Professional Orchestration Vol 2A: Orchestrating the Melody Within the String Section
    Author: Peter Lawrence Alexander / ISBN: 978-0-939067-06-0

    Title 03: Professional Orchestration Vol 2B: Orchestrating the Melody Within the Woodwinds & Brass
    Author: Peter Lawrence Alexander / ISBN: 978-0-939067-93-0


    The remaining items included in this bundle are only available as digital downloads. You can order them separately here.
    1. Professional Orchestration Volumes 1 and 2A MP3 Audio & Professional Mentor Package (Includes Spectrotone Chart)
    2. Professional Mentor Concert Package for Professional Orchestration Volume 1
    3. String Positions Booklet


    Contents


    Everything-So-Far Home Study Bundle Contents


    The following are instant digital downloads:
    1. Professional Orchestration™ Volume 1 PDF - $55.96 Retail Value
    2. Professional Orchestration™ Volume 2A PDF - $47.96 Retail Value
    3. Professional Orchestration™ Volume 2B PDF - $51.96 Retail Value
    4. Professional Orchestration™ Volume 1 and 2A MP3 Audio Package (125 tracks / over 17 hours of Digital Rights Management Free MP3s covering many of the examples - $99.90 Retail Value
    5. Spectrotone Chart - $19.95 Retail Value
    6. Professional Mentor™ Workbook for Volume 1 - $24.95 Retail Value
    7. Professional Mentor™ Vol. 1 MP3 Concert Package - An extra 76 tracks of DRM-free MP3s giving an average 20-minute concert for these solo instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and percussion. $59.95 Retail Value
    8. String Positions Booklet in 4 Color PDF - $14.95 Retail Value
    9. Professional Mentor™ Audio Lecture Overview Talks - Bonus!
    10. Orchestral Sample Evaluation Spreadsheets for Woodwinds/Brass, Strings and Harp - Bonus!


    Total Value - $375.58
    Total Download Size: approx. 3.3GB (split into x12 .zip files / x2 .pdf files)


    Plus! Your FREE gift from the Vienna Symphonic Library - 13 MP3/MIDI files to help you learn the techniques of MIDI Mockup!


    Professional Mentor™ Contents
    1. Lesson Planner
    2. Score Analysis Guide
    3. Orchestral Sketchpad PDF
    4. Spectrotone Analysis Guide
    5. Spectrotone Range Sheets
    6. Recording Spectrotone Combinations
    7. VSL Self-Study MIDI Mockup
    8. Professional Mentor Writing Assignments
    9. Orchestral Sample Library Evaluation Spreadsheets


    Professional Mentor™ Audio Lectures
    1. Professional Mentor Overview
    2. Score Analysis Overview
    3. Spectrotone Analysis Overview
    4. Spectrotone Range Sheet Assignments
    5. Recording Spectrotone Combinations
    6. VSL Self-Study Overview
    7. Professional Mentor Writing Assignments Overview


    eClassical.com DRM-Free MP3 Audio Packages
    for Professional Orchestration Vol. 1 and 2A Audio Supplement

    Beethoven
    Symphony 5:
    1. Allegro con brio
    2. Andante
    3-4. Allegro
    Symphony 6 (Pastoral):
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Andante molto mosso
    3. Allegro
    Symphony 7:
    2. Allegretto
    Symphony 9:
    4. Finale - Presto


    Berlioz
    Symphony Fantastique:
    1. Reveries (Passions)
    2. Un bal
    3. Scene aux champs
    4. Marche au supplice
    5. Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat


    Bizet
    Carmen Suites Complete:
    Suite #1: 1. Prelude - Aragonaise
    Suite #1: 2. Intermezzo
    Suite #1: 3. Seguidilla
    Suite #1: 4. Les dragons de Alcala
    Suite #1: 5. Marche du toreador
    Suite #2: 1. Marche des contrabandiers
    Suite #2: 2. Habanera
    Suite #2: 3. Nocturne
    Suite #2: 4. Chanson du toreador
    Suite #2: 5. Garde montant
    Suite #2: 6. Danse bohemienne
    L'Arlesienne Suites:
    Suite #1: 1. Prelude
    Suite #1: 2. Minuet
    Suite #1: 3. Allegro
    Suite #1: 4. Carillon
    Suite #2: 1. Pastorale
    Suite #2: 2. Intermezzo
    Suite #2: 3. Minuet
    Suite #2: 4. Farandole


    Borodin
    Polovtsian Dances
    In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Symphony #2:
    1. Allegro
    2. Scherzo
    3. Andante
    4. Finale (Allegro)


    Chabrier
    Espana


    Debussy
    Images:
    Images 1: Gigues
    Images 2: Iberia - Par les rues et par les chemins
    Images 2: Iberia - Les parfums de la nuit
    Images 2: Iberia - Le matin d'un jour de fete
    Images 3: Rondes de printemps
    Danse Sacree
    Danse Profane
    La Mer:
    1. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
    2. Jeux de vagues
    3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer


    Dukas
    Sorcerer's Apprentice


    Dvorak
    Symphony #9 (New World):
    2. Largo
    4. Allegro con fuoco


    Holst
    The Planets:
    1. Mars
    2. Venus
    3. Mercury
    4. Jupiter
    5. Saturn
    6. Uranus
    7. Neptune


    Mahler
    Symphony #1 (Titan):
    1. Langsam Schleppend
    2. Scherzo kraftig bewegt
    3. Feierlich und gemessen ohne zu schleppen
    4. Sturmisch bewegt
    Symphony #9:
    1. Andante comodo
    2. Im Tempo Eines
    3. Rondo
    4. Adagio


    Mendelssohn
    A Midsummer Night's Dream:
    Overture
    Scherzo
    Intermezzo
    Notturno
    Wedding March
    Symphony #4 (Italian):
    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante con moto
    3. Con moto moderato
    4. Saltarello


    Moussorgsky
    Night on Bald Mountain


    Mozart
    Symphony #36:
    1. Adagio Allegro spiritoso
    2. Andante
    3. Menuetto
    4. Presto
    Symphony #41:
    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante cantabile
    3. Menuetto
    4. Molto allegro


    Prokofiev
    Lt. Kije:
    3. Kije's wedding
    4. Troika


    Ravel
    Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2
    La Valse
    Mother Goose Suite:
    1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
    2. Petit Poucet
    3. Laideronnette imperatrice des Pagodes
    4. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete
    5. Le jardin feerique


    Rimsky-Korsakov
    Cappricio Espagnole:
    1. Alborda
    2. Variazioni
    3. Alborada
    4. Scena e canto gitano
    5. Fandango asturiano Coda
    Scheherazade:
    1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
    2. The Kalender Prince
    3. The Young Prince and the Young Princess
    4. Festival at Baghdad - The Sea


    Saint-Saens
    Danse Macabre


    Schoenberg
    Chamber Symphony #1 for 15 Solo Instruments


    Schumann
    Symphony #1 (Spring):
    1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace


    Sibelius
    Swan of Tuonela


    Strauss
    Don Juan
    Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks


    Stravinksy
    The Rite of Spring:
    1. L'adoration de la terre
    2. Le Sacrifice


    Tchaikovsky
    Symphony #4:
    3. Scherzo Pizzicato ostinato allegro
    Symphony #6 (Pathetique):
    1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
    The Nutcracker:
    2. March
    3. Danse de la fee
    4. Danse Russe (Trepak)
    6. Danse chinoise
    7. Danse des mirlitons
    8. Valse des fleurs


    Wagner
    Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg Prelude
    Parsifal Prelude
    Tristan und Isolde Prelude
    Lohengrin Prelude
    Ride of the Valkyries
    Der Fliegende Hollander Flying Dutchman Overture(Flying Dutchman)


    Anton Webern
    Passacaglia for Orchestra Op. 1

    Spectrotone Chart

    Spectrotone Chart


    Because Professional Orchestration™ is the first orchestral scoring series to come out of the scoring stages of Los Angeles, we’re excited to announce the addition of the Spectrotone Chart™, created by Academy Award® nominee Arthur Lange, who was also music director for MGM and other studios.

    Using the Spectrotone Chart you'll learn how to create effective orchestral combinations by understanding which instruments will blend well together in which registers, or which instruments will provide a more contrasting tone-color when placed together. You'll also learn starting insights on orchestral balance within each section of strings, brass and winds.

    In Arthur Lange’s own words, the Spectrotone Chart is, “a colorgraphic exposition of tone-color combinations and balance as practiced in modern orchestration.”

    The Spectrotone Chart has applications to any style of music that makes use of orchestral instruments. It shows orchestral balance and color at a glance. With the Spectrotone Chart, visual colors are used to describe instrumental tone-colors, making it possible to determine in advance the true balance of any orchestral color effects. Because the Spectrotone Chart does away with trial and error guessing, you can use it when arranging, composing, recording or mixing. With its color coded approach, you can quickly work out combinations by instrument, by range, and by specific notes.

    Each tone-color has an additional timbre description that changes depending on the type of articulation used. In your PDF Guides you're given a chart of Articulation Tables by tone-color, by instrument, that show how the timbre can change, and also how this will affect the intensity and carrying power of that instrument. You'll know when an instrument in a particular register will be strong in intensity, or when it will be weak and possibly need reinforcing by another instrument.

    For mixing purposes and applying EQ, we’ve added the Hz frequencies for each pitch under the keyboard shown at the bottom of the chart.

    Because the Spectrotone Chart is a must have for all arrangers, composers and recording engineers, we've made it a part of our Professional Orchestration curriculum, and the Professional Orchestration Home Study Bundles.

    The Spectrotone Chart is a digital download item, that can be used as an on-screen reference, or printed out on a variety of different sized papers. It's designed for 18" x 24" poster printing, but can be resized on a home color printer.

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