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There’s also a two-volume french bible of orchestration by someone I think his name is Charles Koechler or Koechlin. Anyway, this is the book. This user group is devoted to the Orchids orchestration system and its users, but also did you read the four volumes of Charles Koechlin traite d’orchestration?. KOECHLIN: ORCHESTRATION-WRITING FOR STRUNGS (Volume 3) [Charles Koechlin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Traité de l’harmonie (Koechlin, Charles)

I also like it because it doesn’t read like a textbook. He could be of particular interest for sample user, because he did write some music for films as early as as Chrles Basket contains the following items: I think it is partly because he was a complete outsider, unacademic -which was a sin in France at his lifetime- and completely out of any cultural context.

About 10 miles away from me there is such one and i regularly go there to borrow Composers conductors score and the CD’s of the music of that score. Most orchestration books put me to sleep because they are so dry.

He did start in life as an artillerie officer in the french army It’s great because he discusses theater arrangements for small pit orchestras in England.

Posted on Mon, Nov 10 Chharles Evans Film Scoring Academy http: They’re in classical French on a 9×12 page with 9pt type, loads of examples.

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Posted on Thu, Jul 10 Evan is referring to C. I am a 2nd generation student of this book and Nadia Boulngier’s studies and I found the work this Koechlin guy put into his “bibles” was the most comprehensive of all. But my personal favorite is a little work called “Orchestration of the Theater” by Francis M. The rochestration nearly dismisses every instrument with a paragraph. I love every humorless page, every hand-notated, microscopic example. You orchestrahion vote in polls in this forum.


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The downside of the orchestration book is that many of the examples cited are published by Eschig, but unfortunately, aren’t recorded, especially the examples by Koechlin himself. You cannot edit your posts in this forum. It has been greatly enhanced and extended. Also, Koechlin wrote a complete harmony series quite killercounterpoint and even ear training.

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This has a lot of information on percussion instruments, chares large section for vocal composition and a section on early instruments. It’s actually Max Eschig’s revision of the Rimsk-Korsakov book albeit greatly expanded. Posted on Sun, Jul 13 Overall, a serious work that’s never been translated.

Your Basket is empty. Peter Emanuel Roos www. Those are the two that have been most helpful to me, but if I have to check a fact or situation I usually find myself reaching for Adler’s first. The French not only discovered Hollywood a long time ago, but valued its best work long before Americans.

Its worth having a look at the older instrumentation books of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Hector Berlioz revised by Richard Strauss as well. Many, many subtle points.

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Great stuff, also his Applied Harmony series is very nice! There’s also a two-volume french bible of orchestration by someone I think his name is Charles Koechler or Koechlin. They invented the entire conception of “Film Noir” based upon the Krchestration films of the 40s which were done completely unconsciously in a uniform style, and in another example Chabrol and Rohmer published the first serious treatment of Hitchcock – who by Americans was dismissed as a mere entertainer.


This is an enormously practical book, unfortunately, you need to translate it thank you Google to get what it says.

If I had to suggest one, it would be Adler’s book, and then go for Piston’s. Dave Connor Dave Connor.

Some of his friends reported that he went to the movie as much as 3 times a day. I’ve had a bit of everything but find Koechlin and R-Korsakov to be the best of the bunch. Posted on Sun, Nov 09 Posted on Mon, Jan 26 I have Forysth, Rimsky-Korsakov, Adler, Piston, and there’s one more I can’t recall off of the top of my head at this point, but I find Adler’s the most helpful.

A first and second edition were published. Also try and see if there is in your area any kind of Performing Arts library. University of California Press, This is not a “how to” book on orchestration, but more of a discussion on current orchestral performance practices broken down by section. Posted on Sun, Jul 06