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    Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    Clearing out my loft I came up with...... sorry came across these titles. Does anyone else have any additions to such a list?

    "Opera for the larger man" by Barry Tone
    "Opera for the smaller man" by Al Tow
    "Speed Playing Techniques" by Al Eggro
    "Achieving Musical Climaxes" by Chris Shendo
    "Life as an Orchestral Percussionist" by Tim Parney
    "Mediaeval Stringed Instruments" by Amanda Lyn
    "Composing for Cinema" by Holly Wood
    "Careers for Musicians" by Bart Endre
    "Keeping Your Compositions Simple" by C. Major
    "Handling Audience Apathy" by M T Hall
    "Equality in the Opera Workplace" by Mr Butterfly

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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    The Professional Orchestration series by Peter Lawrence Alexander.
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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    methinks the porpoise of the thread has been missed!

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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    I can also recommend:

    "Extended String Methods" - By Cole Legno
    "Exercises For Perfecting Techniques" - By A. Tudes
    "Dirges and Other Depressing Fare" - By L. LeJease
    "That One Opera Song Everybody Knows" - By LaDonna A. Mobilay
    "Soggy German Poetry Set To Magnificent Music" - By Lee Durr
    "Building Blocks of Melody" - By Moe Teeph
    "Why Harmony Isn't Necessary" - By Gregory N. Chant
    "Why Instruments Aren't Necessary" - By A. Capella
    "Why Development Isn't Necessary" - By Bo Lerro

    and let's not forget...

    "Being A Soprano Destroyed My Love Life" - By Cass Tratti

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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by qccowboy View Post
    methinks the porpoise of the thread has been missed!
    Yup. *sigh*
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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by reberclark View Post
    Yup. *sigh*
    Wow, I'm slow...
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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    Ah...I read this at 1am - and didn't read a single 'author' name 'cos I don't care who wrote a book (or not in this case) - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by suspenlute View Post
    I can also recommend:

    "Extended String Methods" - By Cole Legno
    "Exercises For Perfecting Techniques" - By A. Tudes
    "Dirges and Other Depressing Fare" - By L. LeJease
    "That One Opera Song Everybody Knows" - By LaDonna A. Mobilay
    "Soggy German Poetry Set To Magnificent Music" - By Lee Durr
    "Building Blocks of Melody" - By Moe Teeph
    "Why Harmony Isn't Necessary" - By Gregory N. Chant
    "Why Instruments Aren't Necessary" - By A. Capella
    "Why Development Isn't Necessary" - By Bo Lerro

    and let's not forget...

    "Being A Soprano Destroyed My Love Life" - By Cass Tratti

    -Chris
    ... and those manuals:
    "Building your own orchestra" by I.Kea
    "Ensemble setup" by L. Ego

    Raymond - just finished "Classical Music for Dummies"

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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    Hmmm, someone missed "Common Missteakes in Orchestratoin" by Maude Erato (Milked that one, didn't I? )

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    Re: Any good books about orchestral music? ;)

    As the OP - the folks who posted real books - its fine I'm also interested in those!

    Here are some more finds at the bottom of my book box:

    'Making Sad Music' by C. Minor
    'Music By Children' by A. Minor
    'Colliery Music' by A. Cole-Minor

    'Military Music on the PC' by General Midi
    'Military Music for Beginners' by Major Scales

    'Typical Percussion Mistakes' by Mr Beat
    'River Music' by Mrs Sippy
    'Music for Prisons' by Miss D Meenor
    'What Composers Do At Night' by Master Bait

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