MUSCOMP 1100 - Orchestration 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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Orchestration 1 is designed primarily with the needs of composers in mind, and is a required course for students majoring in Musical Composition. The primary focus of this Level 1 course is on matters of Instrumentation, with the subtleties of orchestration, per se, being reserved for levels 2 and 3. The characteristics and capabilities of all the instruments from the European orchestral tradition will be examined, explained and demonstrated (in many cases with live demonstrations by guest instrumentalists). Attention will be given to the ways of writing idiomatically for each instrument and instrumental family. Standard techniques and extended techniques will be included.

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