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Following this module, students should:
• understand the evolution of the orchestra from the early Baroque to the present;
• be familiar with the genres and core repertoire associated with the orchestra;
• be proficient in the reading of complex orchestral scores;
• posses both a basic theoretical and practical understanding of instrumentation;
• comfortably analyse and critique sophisticated orchestration techniques and styles.
Unit 1: History of the Orchestra: development, cultural/historical contexts, proportions, function, repertoire
Unit 2: Instrumentation: rudiments, techniques, character/timbre, ranges, attributes, standard usage
Unit 3: Analysis of Orchestration: concepts, styles, orchestrating from piano score, pitch and colour fields
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Independent analysis of the orchestration of a given work||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Orchestration of a short piano piece for strings and winds||Week 10||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Listening test on representative orchestral works||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.