This book was written at a time when the Gordon Jacob text above was out of date, and composer William Lovelock wanted to offer an alternative. Unfortunately for Lovelock, Oxford University Press updated the Jacob, and his publishers couldn’t compete. The result is that this precious, remarkable book is now a collector’s item, and I apologize for making it the first item of my Orchestration Book Club video series. It’s not quite worth the hundred-dollar+ price tags I’m seeing. But it has great advice, applied orchestration, and assignments that I feel are even better than in the Jacob.
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Recently in the middle of the current ongoing massive run of 165 evaluations for the 2021 Orchestrat
The clarinet is an excellent resource for supporting and colouring harmonic and melodic texture. (Ti