60 WORKSHEETS ORCHESTRATION EXCERCISES WITH REDUCTIONS, SCORES, ANALYTICAL COMMENTS AND RECORDINGS FROM MASTERPIECES.
IN ENGLISH AND DUTCH LANGUAGE AS WELL.
PRINCIPES VAN DE ORKESTRATIE
220pp. Allereerste hertaalde en uitgewerkte editie in het Nederlands van Rimsky-Korsakovs "Principles of orchestration", aangepast met voorbeelden uit de Westerse muziekcanon en aangevuld met een uitgebreide inleiding met 47 combinatievoorbeelden.
NEW! ONLINE ORCHESTRATION COURSE on UDEMY.COM
Dr. Piet J. Werts has developed a new online course The Five Archetypes of Orchestration upon the Udemy platform. We have organized this course very transparently in the main orchestration procedures with well-known excerpts from Western music-literature but also related to own compositions. Therefore, we have divided the entirety of the course into five major parts. Each part will be dedicated to exactly one of the five archetypes of orchestration. Each part will thus contain 12 lessons focused on that particular aspect. The whole course will cover at least 60 examples carefully discussed and analyzed. The assignments are directly related to these fragments. All relevant aspects and techniques will be covered in detail, offering you the opportunity to try everything out for yourself to gain efficient insight and become a true professional. Worksheets and reductions has been elaborated, solutions provided, but also applications into one’s own contemporary practice illustrate the relevance of traditional orchestral principles into modern classical music compositions. By imitating and emulating the masters, you will become by time a master yourself. We have carefully selected excerpts in different styles, from Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Holst, Bizet, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok and myself. In the downloadable resources are 95 items provided: the whole spoken commentaries in English are completely written out and can be downloaded to gain more understanding of each lesson. We are truly convinced that this method of working, copying, imitating, emulating the masters, which has already often proven in the past that this was the method to learn craftsmanship, will help you further develop as an artist.
NEW! INSTRUMENTAL THINKING
This study is intended for both creative and performing musicians and the passionate music lover. A solid prior knowledge of instruments is warmly recommended though. The study encourages awareness of instrumental possibilities that can bring more brilliance and virtuosity to an orchestral approach. The starting point of this book is basic: a simple melody is re-translated again and again into new musical entities of an instrument to instrument combinations. Then "instrumental thinking" is systematically demonstrated: 80 models are derived starting from solo to duo, trio, quartet combinations to ensembles, designed for the woodwinds, brass, harp, percussion and strings. All models are also linked to sampled recordings that can be listened to online via QR codes. The accompanying texts transparently and clearly explain the methods that led to such results. Above all, this study is a thorough preparation to the praxis of orchestration.