Level of study Second Year
Credit value 20
Semester 2011/12: fortnightly in 1 and 22012/13: possibly as in 2011/12; possibly weekly in one
Pre-requisite modules 1023451
The module aims to provide students with facility in orchestrating Classical and Romantic music; to sharpen the ear and improve command of harmony and counterpoint, musical notation, calligraphy, and the presentation of scores and parts. The module begins with basic techniques of scoring for strings, woodwind and brass, and moves to the scoring of Classical and Romantic music for symphony orchestra¿up to, and including, Debussy. It is hoped that the students in the group will be sufficiently numerous and diverse to allow their written work to be played, heard and discussed. Examples of instrumental scoring by a range of composers will be examined in class of prescribed for private study.