The number of anthems and other choral works written each year by English and American composers is enormous. Most of these are rarely performed with orchestral accompaniment. But the proportion is increasing; and it is most desirable, in the interests of musical culture, that this increase should continue, however small the orchestral force employed may be.
Organists constantly inquire for a short handy book which will give them a technical grounding in the scoring of their compositions. And it is for their use that this slim volume has been written. It makes no pretence of taking them into the high sun-smitten pastures of modern orchestration. But it does claim to lead them to the foothills there under, and to deal practically 'with the routine problems which face them on every page of their compositions.
General principles have by no means been avoided - indeed, they are the foundation of the book. But they are shown mainly in their application to every-day orchestral necessities. When once these applications have been grasped, there is nothing to prevent their extension into the more elaborate fields of instrumentation, according to the musical ability of the individual composer. A foundation-technique is the thing to aim at, a tech nique that gives one ease and certainty of orchestral method.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Cecil Forsyth
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9780331865219
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1 cm
Page Count - 121
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