Unique in its design and approach, this book may be used for courses in orchestration and arranging. This content-rich book attempts to bridge the gap between common practice (classical music) and commercial music. Presents aspects of music not usually found in standard books on orchestration, and cites examples from both the classical and commercial repertoire. Part One presents an overview of arranging principles, while Part Two emphasizes writing music for one or two parts. Ths approach to writing for samll ensembles makes this book practical and realistic for today's contemporary musician. Important musical concepts are highlighted throughout this user-friendly series! ©2002, 208 pages. Book & CD.