The third edition of this high successful orchestration text follows the approach established in its innovative predecessor: Learning orchestration is best achieved through familiarity with the orchestral literature; this familiarity is most effectively accomplished from the music notation in combination with the recorded sound. The text has been revised to reflect the most informed reactions to the first and second editions, as well as Professor Adler’s revisions. For comprehensiveness, conciseness, and contemporaneity, The Study of Orchestration remains without peer.
The third edition of Adler’s essential text on orchestration and instrumentation contains expanded treatment on the trombone, the harp, the orchestral percussion section, and string techniques. A chapter is included for transcribing orchestral works to the various combinations of instruments used in public school music groups.
The Study of Orchestration, 3e― provides aural reinforcement of the examples in the text and workbook.