PDF | On Jan 1, , Jeffrey Sultanof and others published Textures and Timbres: An Orchestrator’s Handbook by Henry Brant. by Carl Fischer in Frog Peak Newsletter #17). It’s always good news when the craft and art of orchestration is brought up-to-date by a. Textures and Timbres by Henry Brant. A life’s work in codifying the principles of orchestral texture. In some ways, it’s a very narrow view into one specific element .

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This classification of wind timbres is ear opening if you can imagine them. Henry Brant Find more information about: You already recently rated this item. The advantages of ti,bres your own musical examples in a book of this kind are obvious: Home About Help Search. It seemed apparent to Brant that, “a set of practical guides to the actual sound of the instruments rather than to hoped-for evocations of mystic visions would simplify the task of conductors, instrumentalists and audiences alike.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. From his childhood on, Henry Brant had undertaken texyures study of the existing much-admired orchestration texts some with wide circulation.

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Create a free website or blog at WordPress. He shows how to add octaves-pairs in a contrasting timbre p. He says that centuries of experimentation have standardized these proportions so that progressively fewer low instruments are needed: For example, Chapter 3, Harmonic Balance begins:.


Instruments producing staccato attacks only. Would you also like to fextures a review for this item? It could be said that this is a stylistic property of his music in general.

Tectures me on this computer. Please verify that you are not a robot. Over the years, he continued this practice. Again, I must note the class issue here. Simply coordinating attacks among instruments that produce tones in different ways is difficult. He takes up rolls of 2, 3, and 4 pitches. This could be a modernist tick of his, but probably is statistically true, since piano in the orchestra is a modernist addition. Finding libraries that hold this item Perhaps Brant, as a world-class orchestrator who made recorded sound tracks for films, thinks only of the sound coming at a distance to the listener: Once more we see his value of homogeneity put above its opposite.

Uniformity in Articulation timbers a short, pungent chapter 13which has an ingenious solution to a problem you never knew you had.


Similar Items Related Subjects: But a big but! In consequence, many of the new works he heard at orchestral concerts were expressed in unbalanced sonorities and in timbral qualities of poor resonance. For example, Chapter 3, Harmonic Balance begins: Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

You may have already requested this item. So, a conservative moment in Brant. And by omitting wind vibratos. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

Quick Overview Henry Brant’s new guide to orchestration is, in fact, the result of his lifelong work as a conductor, composer, and teacher; its first page written in the s, and its final page written in He tells us, for example, that to emphasize the dissonant intervals, keep them within the same timbre group—a forward-looking moment to open up dissonance to the same status as consonance in the project of orchestration.


Henry Brant: Textures and Timbres

English View all editions and formats. The lessons and inspiration shared in this text span Brant’s entire career, from his work in commercial radio to his orchestration classes at the Juilliard School and orchestrations of numerous Hollywood film scores.

But his point is that even with a simultaneous attack, a blend will not occur. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: There is, I believe, an explanation. Textures and Timbres is the result of a single conception that began in boyhood and continued as a lifelong pursuit: Like Max Reger was among the 19 th Century innovators. Yet his percussion examples often use vibraphone which with its damper and motor are just about fully sustaining instruments. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Henry Brant – Writing

In many of them he discovered not only errors of fact, but also significant areas of omission. The only question we need ask ourselves in this instance is can they do it. What is the intention and what is the effect?