proorchvol2b72dpi Professional Orchestration Vol. 2B:
Orchestrating the Melody Within the Woodwinds and Brass Sections

By Peter Lawrence Alexander
567 pps, Ill., $64.95 Book Only
ISBN-13: 978-0-939067-93-0

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Introduction by Pulitzer Prize nominated composer Stephen Melillo.

Professional Orchestration continues to make music education history with this historic 61-chapter third volume, Professional Orchestration 2B: Orchestrating the Melody Within the Woodwinds and Brass Sections, yielding dozens of techniques with full page/full score examples. Now shipping, the Professional Orchestration Series has nearly 2000 pages of orchestration instruction.

Introduction
Chapter 1 – The Woodwind Family
Chapter 2 – Woodwind Section Sizes

Section 1 – Woodwind Unisons
Chapter 3 – Flute Unisons
Chapter 4 – Flute + Oboe
Chapter 5 – Flute + English Horn
Chapter 6 – Flute + Clarinet
Chapter 7 – Oboe Unisons
Chapter 8 – Oboe + Clarinet
Chapter 9 – English Horn + Clarinet
Chapter 10 – English Horn + Bassoon
Chapter 11 – Clarinet + Clarinet
Chapter 12 – Clarinet + Bassoon
Chapter 13 – Bassoon + Bassoon
Chapter 14 – Bassoon + Sarrusaphone
Chapter 15 – Bassoon + Contrabassoon
Chapter 16 – Flute + Oboe + Clarinet
Chapter 17 – Flute + English Horn + Oboe + Clarinet
Chapter 18 – Flute + Oboe + Clarinet + Eb Clarinet
Chapter 19 – Oboe + Clarinet + English Horn
Chapter 20 – English Horn + Clarinet + Bassoon

Section 2 – Woodwind Octaves
Chapter 21 – Piccolo – Flute
Chapter 22 – Piccolo – Oboe
Chapter 23 – Piccolo – Clarinet
Chapter 24 – Flute – Flute
Chapter 25 – Flute – Oboe
Chapter 26 – Flute – Clarinet
Chapter 27 – Flute – Bassoon
Chapter 28 – Oboe – Oboe
Chapter 29 – Oboe – Clarinet
Chapter 30 – Oboe – English Horn
Chapter 31 – Oboe – Bassoon
Chapter 32 – English Horn – Bassoon
Chapter 33 – Clarinet – Clarinet
Chapter 34 – Clarinet – Bass Clarinet
Chapter 35 – Clarinet – Bassoon
Chapter 36 – Bassoon – Bassoon
Chapter 37 – Bassoon – Contrabassoon

Section 3 – Woodwind Combinations in Two- to Five-Parts
Chapter 38 – Two Parts: Low to Medium Registers
Chapter 39 – Two Parts: Medium Register
Chapter 40 – Two Parts: Medium to High Register
Chapter 41 – Two Parts: High Register
Chapter 42 – Two Parts: Very High Register
Chapter 43 – Three Parts: High Register
Chapter 44 – Three Parts: Very High Register
Chapter 45 – Four to Five-Parts

Section 4 – Light Vertical Harmony in the Woodwinds
Chapter 46 – Light Harmony in the Flutes
Chapter 47 – Light Harmony in the Oboes
Chapter 48 – Light Harmony in the Clarinets
Chapter 49 – Light Harmony in the Bassoons
Chapter 50 – Two-Part Light Harmony: Thirds in Unison
Chapter 51 – Two-Part Light Harmony: Thirds in Octave
Chapter 52 – Three-Part Light Harmony: Thirds in Multiple Octaves

BRASS
Introduction
Chapter 53 – French Horns in Unison
Chapter 54 – French Horns in Octaves (Two Parts)
Chapter 55 – French Horns in 3rds and 6ths
Chapter 56 – Trumpets in Unison
Chapter 57 – Trumpets in Octaves (Two Parts)
Chapter 58 – Trumpets in Thirds
Chapter 59 – Trombones in Unison
Chapter 60 – Trombones in Octaves (Two Parts)
Chapter 61 – Trombones in Thirds
Conclusion