Where I learned Orchestration

Giving credit where credit is due, I wasn’t formally taught in Orchestration. I have however studied orchestration like a madman. The main two texts I read were Walter Piston’s (Harvard Professor) Orchestration and Hector Berlioz’s (French Romantic Composer) Treatise on Instrumentation. The latter book was updated in the 20th Century

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The Birth of Venus

Several months ago, I did an article on Cabanel’s Birth of Venus, which was my personal favorite of the set. As you know, I love Venus, as she’s the Goddess of Love and Beauty, two of the most important things in the world. A true Romantic of course should love

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