COMMON PROBLEMS IN ORCHESTRATION
by Professor Alan Belkin
Lesson 3E - Orchestrating a Crescendo
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Comments from Professor Belkin on Example No. 3E
This version is finally successful.
The repeated phrases at the start are now rendered as a dialogue between winds and strings. The pizzicato strings make a common element between the firts two phrases. The overall progression is now more interesting, and the final phrase, as a tutti, is really climactic. Saving the timpani for the end adds punch.
©Alan Belkin, 2006