There’s also a two-volume french bible of orchestration by someone I think his name is Charles Koechler or Koechlin. Anyway, this is the book. This user group is devoted to the Orchids orchestration system and its users, but also did you read the four volumes of Charles Koechlin traite d’orchestration?. KOECHLIN: ORCHESTRATION-WRITING FOR STRUNGS (Volume 3) [Charles Koechlin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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It has been greatly enhanced and extended.

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This has a lot of information on percussion instruments, a large section for vocal composition and a section on early instruments. Vharles cannot edit your posts in this forum. The downside of the orchestration book is that many of the examples cited are published by Eschig, but unfortunately, aren’t recorded, especially the examples by Koechlin himself. He was passionate of motion pictures.

If you have a fundamental orcgestration knowledge of orchestral instruments, and you’re tired of the umpteenth example of juxtaposing, interlocking, and superimposing, this book is a nice change of pace.

But he discusses with great energy the textures of orchestration, the mixing of structural elements.

Traité de l’harmonie (Koechlin, Charles)

IMHO he is one of the most underrated composers in music history. Koech,in great because he discusses theater arrangements for small pit orchestras in England. But my personal favorite orcestration a little work called “Orchestration of the Theater” by Francis M. You cannot vote in polls in this forum.


You cannot reply to threads in this forum. Any suggestions for german orchestration books? Most orchestration books put me to sleep because they are so dry.

You cannot create polls in this forum. Evan Evans Film Scoring Academy http: The first section has an instrumentation section that basically replaces Gavaert and Widor’s book which Ravel took with him wherever he went, according to his biographer.

It’s out of print, but sometimes it lurks in old bookstores. Many, many subtle points. They’re in classical French on a 9×12 page with 9pt type, orchesyration of examples. Posted on Fri, Jan 23 Your Basket is empty. If I had to suggest one, it would be Adler’s book, and then go for Piston’s.

It is a very practically oriented book that also gives some orchestratiln insights into common film studio orchestration and recording practices. Also try and see if there is in your area any kind of Performing Arts library.

Posted on Mon, Nov 10 The French not only discovered Hollywood a long time ago, but valued its best work long before Americans. Peter Roos Peter Emanuel Roos www.

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I also like it because it doesn’t read like a textbook. Windows 7 Cubase 7. Overall, a serious work that’s never been translated.

Evan is referring to C. I think it is partly because he was korchlin complete outsider, unacademic -which was a sin in France at koechlni lifetime- and completely out of any cultural context. I’ll surely get those books and read up on them. Also ‘Arranged by Nelson Riddle’ obviosly by Nelson Riddle which is great for lighter things – it never leaves my side when I am working!


You cannot delete your posts in this forum. Posted on Thu, Jan 29 About 10 miles away from me there is such one and i regularly go there to borrow Composers conductors score and the CD’s of the music of that score.

Posted on Sun, Jul 13 Its worth having a look at the older instrumentation books of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Hector Berlioz revised by Richard Strauss as well. Posted on Fri, Jan 30 I am a 2nd generation student of this book and Nadia Boulngier’s studies and I found the work this Koechlin guy put into his “bibles” was the most comprehensive of all.

He could be of particular interest for sample user, because he did write some music for films as early as as Those are the two that have been most helpful to me, but if I have to check a fact or situation I usually find myself reaching for Adler’s first.

I agree with the other recomendations as well. Posted on Fri, Feb 13 Dave Connor Dave Connor. It’s actually Max Eschig’s revision of the Rimsk-Korsakov book albeit greatly expanded.