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Instrumentation 1
MU275

Fall Semester 2009
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: none
Instructor: Dalit Warshaw dwarshaw@bostonconservatory.edu  


Course Objectives
This course functions primarily as a nuts-and-bolts practicum fostering understanding of how the instruments of the orchestra function both individually and in ensemble. During class time students will be introduced to the characteristics of each instrument with written exercises, supporting musical examples taken from significant orchestral works, and demonstrations by representative instrumentalists.

Score-reading and transposing skills are emphasized, both through sightreading exercises in class and through the assigned transcription projects. Scores will always be written by hand and transposed. A transcription may be submitted in notation software but a hand-written sketch must accompany this final version.

Textbooks
Required texts are available online from www.textbookx.com
THE STUDY OF ORCHESTRATION
Samuel Adler
W. W. Norton and Company; 3rd edition, 2002
ISBN:9780393975727

WORKBOOK: FOR THE STUDY OF ORCHESTRATION
Samuel Adler
W. W. Norton and Company; 3rd edition, 2002
ISBN:9780393977004


THE RITE OF SPRING
Igor Stravinsky
Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486258577

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
Modest Mussorgsky
Boosey & Hawkes
ISBN 9780851623870

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Instrumentation 2
MU276

Spring Semester 2010
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: MU275 or permission
Instructor: Dalit Warshaw dwarshaw@bostonconservatory.edu  


Course Objectives
Further study of instrumentation including orchestral combinations and extended techniques. During the course of the semester students work toward three short transcription projects culminating in a final project which will receive a reading.

Score-reading and transposing skills are emphasized, both through sightreading exercises in class and through the assigned transcription projects. Scores will always be written by hand and transposed. A transcription may be submitted in notation software but a hand-written sketch must accompany this final version.

Textbooks
THE STUDY OF ORCHESTRATION
WORKBOOK: FOR THE STUDY OF ORCHESTRATION
THE RITE OF SPRING
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

see MU275 Instrumentation 1

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