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Orchestration (MUSI90196)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90196
Semester 1
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This subject covers knowledge of the ranges and characteristics of orchestral and band instruments and techniques for notation and combination of diverse instruments. The subject will involve practical performance of the assignments directed by students. There will be a short-answer test, covering instrumental ranges, transposition, terms, techniques, and brief notated exercises as covered in lectures.

Intended learning outcomes

  • identify the ranges and capabilities of orchestral and band instruments
  • understand the timbral characteristics of orchestral and band instruments
  • transcribe and/or arrange simple pieces for diverse instruments
  • notate scores and parts for performance
  • respond creatively to the particular needs of music for school use

Generic skills

  • effectively reinterpret existing works
  • see new potential in old materials
  • communicate with groups effectively
  • design tasks appropriately for different skill levels

Last updated: 25 June 2019