Modiwl WXK-2232:
Orchestration Today

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Music and Media

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Guto Puw

Amcanion cyffredinol

The aim of this module is to provide the fundamental orchestration techniques required to be a succesfull orchestrator or composer today. In order to reach this aim, this module will cover basic orchestration techniques employed by Classical, Romantic and 20th Century composers (e.g. Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev) and will also be applied to film scores. The module will gradually introduce each section of the orchestra starting with the strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion sections along with the full symphonic orchestra. This module will also cover the use of technology in today's industry including transferring MIDI data provided by composers from the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to Sibelius (notation software). Fundamentals of score and part preparation, copying and binding will also be covered. On completion of the module, the student will be equipped with the necessary skills to orchestrate music for several medium and genre.

Cynnwys cwrs

Sem 1. Introduction. STRINGS A. STRINGS B WOODWINDS A WOODWINDS B BRASS A BRASS B PERCUSSION FULL ORCHESTRA A FULL ORCHESTRA B Class Presentations.

Sem 2. Introduction to film orchestration. MIDI – tidying up in Logic. MIDI – to Sibelius from Logic. MIDI – tidying up in Sibelius. MIDI – orchestrating in Sibelius. Preparing a score for a typical recording session Part 1. Preparing a score for a typical recording session Part 2. Film orchestration techniques A. Film orchestration techniques B. Class Presentations.

Meini Prawf

da

Work which shows a more detailed knowledge of scoring for orchestra, not only making use of the appropriate bowings, correct divisions of string instruments and splittings of woodwind and brass, but shows some imagination and artistic creativity in the use of the instruments.

trothwy

Work which shows an elementary understanding of scoring for orchestra, making use of correct and appropriate string bowings, correct divisions of string instruments and splittings of woodwind and brass, and a practical knowledge of transposing the appropriate woodwind and brass instruments.

ardderchog

Work which shows detailed knowledge of scoring for orchestra, making full use of technical terms and symbols, and shows originality in the use of blendings of instrumental timbre.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Studied and learnt the fundamentals of orchestrating idiomatically for orchestral instruments.

  2. Developed skills for reviewing, scrutinising and discussing orchestration techniques.

  3. Exhibited sufficient level of creativity, resourcefulness and imagination whilst orchestrating for full orchestra (for both traditional and film / media projects).

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Coursework 1 25
Coursework 2 25
Main Assingment 50

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

11 lectures of 2 hours.

22
Private study 178

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Musicianship skills – recognition, classification, contextualisation, reconstruction, exploration
  • Intellectual skills specific to Music – contextual knowledge, cultural awareness, critical understanding, repertoire knowledge, curiosity, analytical demonstration
  • Technological skills – digital capture, digital expression, digital innovation
  • Skills of communication and interaction – oral and written communication, public presentation, team-working and collaboration, awareness of professional protocols, sensitivity, ICT skills, etc.
  • Skills of personal management – self-motivation, self-critical awareness, independence, entrepreneurship and employment skills, time management and reliability, organisation, etc.
  • Enhanced powers of imagination and creativity (4.17)

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