The Idiomatic Orchestra
The Idiomatic Orchestra is a free online textbook about orchestration. It includes an extensive collection of examples – all with links to YouTube. In The Idiomatic Orchestra orchestration is viewed not only as an artistic value in itself but also as a realization of specific intentions. The comprehensive text presents and discusses a variety of strategies and methods related to orchestration. The topics discussed are not limited to analysis, instrumental balance, sound color and sound distribution but attempts to consider idiomatic orchestration a practise beyond style and history.