This book was written by composer Gordon Jacob as a kind of a “how-to-orchestrate” book rather than as an orchestration manual per se. There are thumbnail guides to instrumentation, but what Jacob really wants to do is get you to see how those instruments are used in practical, effective ways. Then he gives you very useful assignments with each chapter. Absolutely worth reading and studying.
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