COURSE SYLLABUS

Instrumentation 7.5 Credits

Instrumentation II B
First cycle, J0011G
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2012 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The course is established by the School of Music 2006-03-03.

Last revised
by Monica Johansson, HUL 25 Jun 2012

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Music
Subject group (SCB)
Music

Entry requirements

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


More information about English language requirements


Selection

Selection B



Course Aim
To give the student artistic ability of expression by giving an advanced skill in the techniques and other knowledge necessary for instrumentation of medium-sized ensembles. At the end of the course every participant must have presented at least five instrumentations for medium-sized ensembles.

Contents
Advanced instrument knowledge of the most common groups string, wood wind and brass instruments focused on problems and possibilities with a combination of these instrument groups. The participants write instrumentations of piano pieces for classical symphony orchestra. Presentation of timpani. Presentation of a couple of works by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn.

Realization
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.

Examination
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.

Remarks
The student must have shown a high level of musical ability in order to obtain the grade Pass with distinction. See the detailed instruction for the course!

Transition terms
Can not be combined with MUA006.

Examiner
Jan Sandström

Transition terms
The course J0011G is equal to MUA206

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 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 Arts, Communication and Education

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Continuous examination6.0U G VG
0002Final examination1.5U G VG

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.