Music 251A:Seminar in Orchestration, Fall 2003<
The course will concentrate on techniques of writing for chamber ensemble with a mixture of winds, strings, and percussion.
It meets on Thursdays from 3:00 PM until 5:50. Each student will be working with a short score fragment of his/her own creation,
which should be 40-50 measures in length. The score will form the basis of three assignments: winds (with optional keyboard or percussion),
strings with a couple of winds or brass (same optional instruments), and a mixed chamber ensemble of the student's choosing.
We will work on the assignments throughout the quarter, and they will be turned in the first part of exam week.
Each title heading for the week will have an accompanying profile with references to sections of the scores. The students should bring all the scores every week.
Scores for the course:
1. Dvorak, Antonin, Serenades Nos. 1&2, (Dover Publ., 2001).
2. Stravinsky, Igor, Pribaoutki, Renard, Etc., (Dover Publ., 2002).
3. Stravinsky, Histoire du Soldat, (Kalmus miniature score).
4. Schoenberg, Arnold, Verklarte Nacht and Pierrot Lunaire, (Dover Publ., 1994).
5. Wagner, Richard, Siegfried-Idyll, (Eulenberg).
6. Webern, Anton, Concerto Op. 24, (Philharmonia).
Updated, Nov. 12, 2003.