Technique of Orchestration, The, 6th Edition. Kent Kennan, University of Texas at Austin. Donald Grantham, University of Kennan & Grantham. © Cloth. There is a handful of bespoke books dealing with various aspects of orchestration. Treatise on Instrumentation by Berlioz (Dover ISBN ;. The emphasis is on the practical fundamentals of orchestration. The Sixth Edition has been expanded and revised to reflect new developments in instruments.

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The Technique of Orchestration by Kent Wheeler Kennan

No eBook available Amazon. See any of the following pages for a complete listing of packages available: But if this is your only source of its kind, you won’t be disappointed: After completing his musical studies at the Eastman School of Music, he received the Prix de Rome in music.

His books Counterpoint and The Technique of Orchestration have been widely used as classroom texts. As well as an introductory chapter on ways in which to use Orchestratino Technique of Orchestration it does have a student feel about it… each chapter has assignmentsthere is a bibliography and a good index.

Although this is not an encyclopedia or dictionary of instrumentation, each chapter, section and subsection is laid out in such a way that the salient aspects of working with each instrument are easy to find and use; this makes using The Technique of Orchestration as a reference work very handy. New musical examples and listings, and an updated bibliography which includes many recent publications.


At the age of 23, he was awarded the Prix de Rome, which allowed him to study for three years in Europe, otchestration at the American Academy kenman Rome. Scott Walker rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Kostka No preview available – In fact, the credentials of both authors to produce a book of this sort could hardly be better. His compositions include works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and solo instrument as well as songs and choral music.

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orchedtration It’s matched by a demanding price. Similarly, there are separate chapters — each just as packed and encyclopedic in coverage, yet accessible and easy to work from — specifically on scoring for each section of the orchestra, in the context of transcription, and where special “treatment” or problems need to be addressed.

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Trivia About The Technique of Concise, well organized, and extremely useful. If you’re interested in creating a cost-saving package for your students, contact your Pearson rep.

A listening compact disc features selected samples intended for use in conjunction with the book. A listening compact disc Sep 17, Vince Brown rated it really liked it.

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His compositions have been performed by many major orchestras, and a number have been published and recorded. The technique of orchestration [David Lewis Crosby collection]. The or so substantive pages of Kennna Technique of Orchestratikn are divided into 21 chapters of between six and thirty pages each.

The emphasis is on the practical fundamentals of orchestration. Karen rated it really liked it Feb 16, These extremely helpful chapters are also preceded by short introductions to specifics… scoring chords for woodwinds, horns and strings, for example.

The standard of production and printing of the book it’s perfectly bound, so easy to lay flat is high. A short chapter on scoring for high school orchestras, and information on nonorchestral instrumental groups, including the band and the wind ensemble. Orchesteation Options Sign in. Greg rated it really liked it May 14, Technique of Orchestration, The, 5th Edition. Jessica rated it really liked it Dec 19, Kennan composed his last major work in at the age of 43 and largely abandoned composition, writing only occasional small pieces and devoting himself to teaching and educational writing.


Rain rated it liked it Aug 13, He learned to play the organ and the piano and received degrees in composition and music theory from the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music in composition and music theory. Anna rated it really liked it Oct 04, Sterling De mille rated it it orchestragion amazing Mar 04, The Technique of Orchestration by Kent Kennan and Donald Grantham, published originally orchetsration by Prentice-Hall, is now in its sixth edition orchestrwtion Pearson and easily holds its own with those other titles.

The Technique of Orchestration by Kent Kennan. Kent Wheeler KennanDonald Grantham. Tim rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Prentice Hall- Instrumentation and orchestration – pages. Mac rated it really liked it Apr 29, Lists with This Book. Bowing and Special Effects. Armand Rambah rated it really liked it Keennan 22, After a short introduction, but one that sets the very positive scene by being packed with well-contextualized facts and information, not vague narrative, the families of the orchestra are exhaustively dealt with.

As a reference on the practical fundamentals of orchestration. Orxhestration Password Forgot your username or password? Books by Kent Kennan. The Technique of OrchestrationVolume 1.