Commentary on "An Exploratory Study of Western Orchestration: Patterns through History" by S.H. Chon, D. Huron, & D. DeVlieger

Christoph Reuter

Abstract


This commentary discusses the exploratory study by Chon, Huron and DeVlieger about the usage and combinations of musical instruments in orchestral works between 1700 and 2000 under the perspective of the evolution of the musical instruments in that time, their acoustical and social aspects as well as recommendations in orchestration treatises of the last 300 years.

Keywords


orchestration; instrumentation; instrument combination; music history

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v12i3-4.5992

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