Alfred Blatter received his D.M.A. in composition-theory from the University of a published composer; and the author of Instrumentation and Orchestration. Instrumentation and Orchestration by Alfred Blatter, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Instrumentation and Orchestration has 66 ratings and 3 reviews. An accessible and complete introduction to writing and scoring music for each instrument.

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Instrumentation and Orchestration

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? An accessible and complete introduction to writing and scoring music for each instrument of the orchestra.

Clear explanations, vivid descriptions of various instruments, expert advice, and numerous musical examples to maximize the student’s understanding of concepts being presented. A valuable blarter and reference for students in their future professional endeavors, this text maximizes its usefulness beyond the classroom.

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Read reviews that mention fingering charts instrumentation text great resource orchestration book instruments blatter useful reference student techniques basic composer composers copy depth examples ranges section. Showing of 28 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering annd right now. Please try again later. I purchased a alffed copy of this, but it looks pretty much new- which is great! My package arrived a lot earlier than expected. It arrived less than a week of ordering it although my order said it could be weeks.


I appreciate the fact that the Blatter goes a little more in depth especially in the section about voice which is a plus considering I am a vocalist. This review is mostly based on a first glance at this book, but it looks like it will be a great resource!

My copy of the first edition of this book, which I obtained inis well worn from constant use because it is the best source of accurate information about the widest variety of instruments. Alfred Blatter understood what an orchestrator wants and needs to know about the capabilities and limitations of the instrumental forces.

For students, this book provides reliable data on which they can build a useful and dependable knowledge base. For experienced writers, it is a superb source of reminders as well as information about some instruments for which one may not have previously insyrumentation. The book’s fingering charts have often helped me make decisions about how a tricky passage could be made more comfortable for the players.

Information about accessible ranges for student performers vs. In short, this book is an excellent reference work. Blatter codifies various ways of putting sounds This is a terrific book. Blatter codifies various ways of putting sounds together in orchestral writing.

This has helped my students significantly both is expanding their horizons, and tightening their writing. One person found this helpful. This is the best book on orchestration that also alfded detailed information on contemporary techniques with examples from the current repertoire.

The writing and organization is clear. I did a detailed comparison of all major orchestration books orchesttration I made a purchase and this was my choice.


I have no regrets but if you have any concerns, go the library and do a comparison for yourself. As others have already stated, This is an excellent text on instrumentation – information about any instrument you’re liable to encounter.

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Octave ranges, tunings, fingering charts, myriad examples of techniques particular to varied instruments used in scores – generally anything you would want to know about instrumentation without actually learning how to play all the instruments discussed. By comparison, the orchestration chapters are a little thin. But again, an excellent reference manual for instrumentation. Excellent material and presentation. See all 28 reviews.

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