Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Apt to be pinched

I'm pretty good at writing for different instruments. I get it. How the different ranges work and sound. Especially winds. But I never knew...until today...how sexy orchestration can be.

This is from my Kennan/Grantham 5th edition orchestration book:

Oh my.

Weak, breathy. Stronger. Powerful.
Piercing. Oh dear.
Thick. Oh yeah.
Reedy, sweet, intense. Yeah, I don't know what "reedy" insinuates, either.

And my favorite..."Apt to be pinched."

Yes. Woodwind registers according to Kent Kennan. So damn sexy.

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