Contemporary Orchestration

Course Number
CW-445
Description

Exploration of techniques of writing for each orchestral instrument and for various combinations of instruments, unusual orchestral instruments, and special effects many instruments can create. Principles of combining and balancing instruments; comparison between the live orchestral situation and the recording studio environment. Incorporation of ethnic instruments into orchestration; application of orchestral instruments to contemporary settings and styles. Overview of the development of the modern symphonic orchestra and the full orchestra as used in film scores. Live demonstrations of instruments; score listening and analysis.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
CM-231 or CW-411
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Contemporary Writing and Production
Semesters Offered
Fall Only
Location
Boston
Department
CWP
Course Chair
Andrea Pejrolo
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