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Conclusion

When writing for acoustic instruments it’s important to realize that many of the concepts we’ve been studying in the abstract suddenly have real implications. To truly master the art of orchestration we can’t be afraid to experiment and make mistakes. Learning how different instruments interact with one another is an invaluable tool in your composer toolbox.

Composition assignment

Using your three original melodies and chosen chamber ensemble as a guide, sketch out three separate sections with melody and harmonic accompaniment.