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  1. #41

    Re: Cheap Orchestration Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Batzdorf
    My favorite trick: cut and paste.
    Dere ya go!!!

    Me too!

  2. #42

    Re: Cheap Orchestration Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by squoze View Post
    For any beginners (like me) out there, I put togehter this excel spreadsheet with some instrument combinations that are listed at the Vienna Symphonic Library website
    Its a rather unwieldy spreadsheet but I do refer to it to see if certain intruments will work together nicely. It is zoomed out to 50-you can zoom it to 100% or just click on the cells and read what it says up at the top.
    I'm assuming that these combinations are as they say they are, I wouldn't really know.
    Tom C
    Hi, the link no longer seems to work. I would be interested in seeing your spread sheet. If you still have it and are willing, could you email me at hello@sharmayelverton.com.

    Most appreciated, Thanks,

    Sharma

  3. #43

    Re: Cheap Orchestration Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by sharma View Post
    Hi, the link no longer seems to work. I would be interested in seeing your spread sheet. If you still have it and are willing, could you email me at hello@sharmayelverton.com.

    Most appreciated, Thanks,

    Sharma
    make that two!
    I like to have that sheet to. You can still access combinations suggestions by going to each instrument on the website.
    I would rather have one complete sheet-
    but better reupload it that to give each individual mail adress.

  4. #44

    Re: Cheap Orchestration Tricks

    I still have it. Here is a public link to it: symph.xls
    Mark McDowell
    Intel i7-920, 12GB, Dual 640GB SATA
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

  5. #45

    Re: Cheap Orchestration Tricks

    Bassoon and flute in double octaves
    pizz bass in unison with arco bass (same for cellos)
    muted trumpet and eng horn in unison (see Debussy's La Mer, begining)
    bassoon or eng horn in unison with cellos or violas
    flutes or oboes in unison with violins
    clarinets and bassoons in octaves

  6. #46

    Re: Cheap Orchestration Tricks

    And if anyone is interested, i made this PDF file of his spreadsheet:

    https://www.box.com/s/xggcryok7ujhl99cx90m

    Warning: requires extensive zooming

  7. #47

    Re: Cheap Orchestration Tricks

    I am using trem strings over tympani rolls in one place in my score.

    Violins I, Violins II, and Violas are voiced as a triads (trem), with a timpani roll on the root (doubled an octave below by the String bass pizz, plucked once at the start of each of the two chords). In other words, the timpani plays what otherwise would have been the cello part.

    It turned out to be a nice way to end one section before going into the next without using too many instruments. I wanted the first section to end big -- but not so big as to sound like the end of the piece. I like the way it turned out, though I don't know if this technique will work for other pieces. I suppose it will depend on the mood you are trying to create.

    Allegro Data Solutions

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