Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer: A Practical Guide to and Sequencing for the Studio Orchestra

provides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today’s composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions.

A leading manual on its subject, the second edition allows experienced composers and producers to be exposed to sequencing techniques applied to traditional writing and arranging styles. The book continues to provide a comprehensive and solid learning experience and has been fully revised to include the latest tools and techniques.

The new edition has been updated to include:

  • A new chapter on cover writing and sequencing for vocal ensembles
  • Coverage of writing for different ensemble sizes
  • A new final chapter on writing and production techniques for mixed contemporary ensembles.
  • All new techniques, tools, and sound libraries available to today’s composer.

A companion website ( includes a wide selection of examples, , sounds, and videos showcasing operational processes, allows you the opportunity to listen to the techniques discussed within the book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Basic Concepts for the MIDI Composer, Arranger, and Orchestrator
Chapter 2—Writing and Sequencing for the Rhythm Section
Chapter 3—Writing and Sequencing for the String Orchestra
Chapter 4—Writing and Sequencing for the Woodwind Section
Chapter 5—Writing and Sequencing for the Brass Section
Chapter 6—Writing and Sequencing for Vocal Ensembles
Chapter 7—Writing for Various Ensemble Sizes and Other Final Considerations
Appendix A—Music Scores and Examples

Book Details

  • Title: Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, 2nd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 400 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-11-11
  • ISBN-10: 113880150X
  • ISBN-13: 9781138801509
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