On Orchestration and Arranging: The Tchaikovsky Suite

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Eugenia Jo Johnson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: The following paper addresses the steps that an arranger takes when beginning a new project. An arranger has to first research the history of the composer in order to have a better understanding of the composer's style, of the composer's feelings while composing, and perhaps his reasons for writing a particular composition. Secondly, the arranger must study the actual music to decide what instruments to use, and where to use them. Also, an arranger has to consider the level of musicians that are to perform the music. The last point that this paper addresses is the music educator as an arranger; the reasons why an educator should arrange, and the types of arrangements an educator will usually write.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Arranger, Composer, Composer Style, Musicians, Music Educator,

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