proorchvol2a72dpi Professional Orchestration Vol. 2A:
Orchestrating the Melody Within the String Section
By Peter Lawrence Alexander
596 pps, Ill., $59.95 Book Only
ISBN-13: 978-0939067060

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READ THE FOREWORD BY AWARD WINNING COMPOSER GARRY SCHYMAN

Imagine learning the scoring techniques creating the “Hollywood Sound” usually known by only a few top professional film orchestrators and composers. Now for the very first time, starting with Professional Orchestration™, Volume 2A, Orchestrating the Melody Within the String Section, the hidden doors on the techniques you’ve been hearing in the scores of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and others for years, are, at last, finally open. Thus, after months of painstaking research, the “secret formulas” are secret no more. Loaded with references from 35 works in a large full page/full score format (that you can MIDI mock-up at your leisure) are 63 techniques referenced meticulously in the low, medium, high and very high registers.

For fast referencing, the techniques are grouped into eight categories: Unisons, Two-Parts, Three-Parts, Four-Parts, Five-Parts, Divisi in Octaves, Divisi in Intervals, and Special Combinations.

Each technique has a brief commentary starting you off on identifying the technique and what else is happening within the score. There are so MIDI mock-up insights.

You’ve been waiting for such a long time to learn and apply all these wonderful techniques. Why wait any longer?

TABLE OF CONTENTS
UNISON
Chapter 1 – Violins 1 + Violins 2
Chapter 2 – Violins + Violas
Chapter 3 – Violins + Cellos
Chapter 4 – Violas + Cellos
Chapter 5 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas
Chapter 6 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Cellos
Chapter 7 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas + Cellos

TWO-PARTS
Chapter 8 – Violins 1 – Violins 2
Chapter 9 – Violins 1 (or 2) – Violas
Chapter 10 – Violins – Cellos
Chapter 11 – Violas – Cellos
Chapter 12 – Cellos – Basses
Chapter 13 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 – Violas
Chapter 14 – Violins 1 + ½ Violins 2 – ½ Violins 2 + Violas
Chapter 15 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 + Violas
Chapter 16 – Violas + Cellos – Basses
Chapter 17 – Violas – Cellos + Basses
Chapter 18 – Violins – Violas + Cellos
Chapter 19 – Violins – Violins 2 + Cellos
Chapter 20 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas – Cellos
Chapter 21 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas – Cellos + Basses
Chapter 22 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 – Violas + Cellos
Chapter 23 – Violins 1 + ½ Violins 2 – ½ Violins 2 + Cellos
Chapter 24 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas + Cellos – Basses
Chapter 25 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 – Cellos

THREE-PARTS
Chapter 26 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 – Violas – Cellos
Chapter 27 – Violins 1 + Violas – Cellos – Basses
Chapter 28 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 + Violas – Cellos – Basses
Chapter 29 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 – Violas
Chapter 30 – Violins – Violas – Cellos
Chapter 31 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 – Violas + Cellos
Chapter 32 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 + Violas – Cellos
Chapter 33 – Violas – Cellos – Basses
Chapter 34 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 – Violas + Cellos – Basses
Chapter 35 – Violins 1 + ½ Violins 2 – ½ Violins 2 + ½ Violas – ½ Violas + Cellos
Chapter 36 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 – Violas + ½ Cellos
Chapter 37 – Violins 1 + Violins 2 – Cellos – Basses

FOUR-PARTS
Chapter 38 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 – Violas – Cellos
Chapter 39 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 + Violas – Cellos – Basses

FIVE-PARTS
Chapter 40 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 – Violas – Cellos – Basses

DIVISI IN OCTAVES
Chapter 41 – About Divisi
Chapter 42 – Violins 1 – Violins 1
Chapter 43 – Violas – Violas
Chapter 44 – Cellos – Cellos
Chapter 45 – Basses – Basses

DIVISI IN INTERVALS
Chapter 46 – Violins 1 – Violins 2 playing 3rds
Chapter 47 – Violins Divisi in 3rds
Chapter 48 – Violas Divisi in 3rds
Chapter 49 – Violins Divisi in 6ths
Chapter 50 – Violas Divisi in 6ths

SPECIAL COMBINATIONS
Chapter 51 – Special Combinations of Octaves, Thirds, Sixths & Tenths
Chapter 52 – Violas Divisi + Cellos Divisi in 6ths
Chapter 53 – Violins in 3rds – Violas/Cellos (3rds)
Chapter 54 – Violins 1 in 3rds – Violins 2 in 3rds
Chapter 55 – Violins 1 and Violas in Octaves with Violins 2 Playing Inner harmony part in 3rds
Chapter 56 – Violas and Cellos Doubling on 3rds
Chapter 57 – Multiple 3rds and Sixths
Chapter 58 – More Multiple 3rds and Sixths
Chapter 59 – Vlns 1 + Vlns 2 (3rds) – Violas A + Violas B (3rds)
Chapter 60 – Thirds in Three Octaves
Chapter 61 – Violins and Violas in Sixths
Chapter 62 – Vlns 1 div in 3rds – Violins 2 (top line) + Violas (bottom line)
Chapter 63 – Tenths
Chapter 64 – Violins 2 and Violas in 3rds – Cellos div
Chapter 65 – Violins 2 in 3rds – Cellos in 3rds