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Instrumentation II C 7.5 credits

Instrumentation II C
First cycle, J0007G
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Approved course Instrumentation I C.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
To further deepen the student artistic ability of expression by giving skills in the techniques being developed after the year 1900. These techniques are used for larger as well as for smaller ensembles. At the end of the course every participant must have presented at least five instrumentations, where modern techniques are used, at least one of them for solo voice and orchestra.

Presentation of new techniques and different ways of notation for these. Discussion and analysis for pieces for voice and orchestra. The increased role of percussion. The role of instrumentation in music drama. Pedal tone treatment in non-tonal music. Solo pieces and chamber music, and something about choir and orchestra.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Number of participants: Maximum 10, minimum 2.
The studies are pursued alternating in seminars with the whole group and with a small group of two. This in order to have a possibility at whole-group occasions to examine and discuss subjects and in that case give the participants a chance to communicate to each other different know-ledge and experiences. This also gives an opportunity to train giving and receiving criticism, to stand up for a point of view, and to make a self-evaluation. At the two-group occasions it is possible for teacher and student to penetrate more in detail the specific problems and questions arisen at the solution of the instrumentation tasks.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
At the two-group occasions every student will present a completed instrumentation task in noted form. At some occasions a sounding example could be necessary. This will be discussed by the teacher and the student. For approved course it is also demanded active participation at seminars. The assessment of the tasks will be done by the examinor/teacher.

Fredrik Högberg

Transition terms
The course J0007G is equal to MUA008

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
The student shall acquire one of the instrumentation books below:
Adler, Samuel: The Study of Orchestration. Norton.
Piston, Walter: Orchestration. Norton.
Kennan-Grantham: The Techniques of Orchestration. Prentice Hall.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Continuous examinationU G VG *6.00MandatoryA07
0002Final examinationU G VG *1.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 16 Jun 2021