Today's professional orchestral musicians are highly specialized and
highly qualified instrumentalists. While the traditional study at
universities and music schools gives students an excellent foundation
for orchestral playing, it has long been acknowledged that it often does
not prepare a musician for all the challenges of orchestral life.
- Practice techniques - Sight-reading - Daily practice routine - Looking after your body - Bow technique and tone production - Left hand technique - Pizzicato technique and other special techniques - Rhythm and ensemble playing - Notation and performance practice - Preparing of orchestral parts - Italian, French and German terms and abbreviations - Knowledge of style - Development of a core repertoire - Preparation for auditions - Coping with stage fright - Coping with orchestral life - Appreciation for the orchestra as a social environment - Coping with the long-term physical and mental pressures in an orchestra
is a detailed, annotated index of orchestral excerpt collections,
thematically relevant books and articles, and recent important studies
on "Performance Science". Chapters on essential practice and performance
techniques include hundreds of examples from over 300 orchestral works,
which encompass the areas of symphony, oratorio, opera, operetta and
ballet from the period between c. 1750 and 1950. In addition, there are
exercises specifically designed to advance a player’s orchestral
As well as serving as useful teaching material for
courses, these volumes are geared towards students currently in graduate
or postgraduate courses specializing in orchestral playing, audition
candidates, violinists at the start of their career, as well as
experienced orchestral musicians and conductors.
Additional resources and introductory video at www.orch.info
The Royal Conservatory of Music: Violin Orchestral Excerpts
This progressive collection of standard Violin Orchestral Excerpts
is an excellent resource for assessment or audition preparation. With
the inclusion of both symphonic and chamber orchestra passages, students
from Levels 7 through Associate Diploma gain exposure to some of the
most compelling Orchestral Excerpts written for violin in a variety of genres and styles.
More than just a collection of difficult violin passages for the aspiring orchestral player, these extracts from the classical, romantic and 20th-century concert repertoire reveal the tricks of the trade. Unique color-coding shows at a glance the editor's suggested fingerings, bowings and commentary, demonstrating the articulation, phrasing and technique needed to solve all the practical problems faced by the player. Volume 1 includes 27 excerpts; Volume 2 includes 26 excerpts.
Title: The Orchestral Violinist, Edited by Rodney Friend, Published by Hal Leonard
The String Player's Guide to the Orchestra includes orchestral repertoire, excerpts, scales and studies appropriate for string orchestra as well as individual study. Working within a wide range of student ability levels, this book focuses on phrasing, technique, musical styles, and provides a unique entry into performance music preparation with right and left hand studies using authentic orchestral excerpts.
Orchestral Repertoire from Classic Masterpieces for Violin
Advancing violinists will be thrilled at this series of violin parts from the orchestral masterworks. Great for audition preparation or just to become familiar with the repertoire. Works include: The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) * Cello Concerto in C Major (Haydn) * Requiem (Mozart) * The Planets (Holst) * The Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens) * The Three-Cornered Hat (de Falla) * the Holberg Suite (Grieg) and many other standards.
Title: Complete Parts for Violin Classic Masterpieces, Published by Edwin F. Kalmus Music
Beethoven and Schubert: The Complete Parts to 90 Orchestral Masterworks on CD-ROM (Volume 1)
Complete parts to orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM. These unprecedented collections give musicians the opportunity to build a personal library of orchestra repertoire at an incredibly low price. The CD-ROM contains the same published parts musicians have been using for many years. If these parts were purchased separately, this collection would easily cost $500 or more. Works are viewable and printable on PC or Macintosh. No access codes or special software is required. The CD uses Abode Acrobat Reader technology, which is included on the CD.
Title: Beethoven and Schubert: The Complete Parts to 90 Orchestral Masterworks on CD-ROM (Volume 1), Published by CD Sheet Music, LLC,