Music Theory
Arranging
Ethnomusicology
Acoustic Composition
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Conclusion

The way in which an arranger/composer works with timbre ultimately defines the success of their music. Paying close attention to detail in an orchestration will help you communicate your ideas to an audience. Overlooking these details will make your work sound muddy or confused.

Composition Assignment

By this point your theme and variations should be mostly complete. It’s time to decide on the orchestration. Choose one of the small ensemble formats that were covered in this module and orchestrate your work.

If you’d like to make this assignment a solo piano piece that is acceptable so long as you take a critical look at the tessituras and dynamics of each section. Even a single instrument can provide a world of timbres to the trained composer.