by Professor Alan Belkin

Lesson 3A - Orchestrating a Crescendo

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Comments from Professor Belkin on Example No. 3E
Although heard here with a piano sound, this example is really just a sketch to be orchestrated, not a transcription of a piano piece.

Assignment: Orchestrate this sketch for a small classical orchestra: winds by 2, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani + one other percussion instrument (if desired), and strings. Notice that each phrase includes a crescendo. Try to ORCHESTRATE the crescendo; don't just write in the dynamics.

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