Posts tagged “writing for woodwinds”

July 5, 2010

Advice on writing for doublers

Manuscript score Photo, liza31337 I got an interesting question by email last week. I’m reprinting the message here, followed by the suggestions I sent in return (I’ve edited a bit). Hi Bret, I’m doing my first arrangement for a musical, which will be an amateur production. I’m going to be hiring players from amateur/student orchestras (university), or ...

October 26, 2009

Joseph Phillips and Ben Kono on woodwind doubling

In a blog post from last week, New York City composer Joseph Phillips discusses his ensemble Numinous and his decision to use woodwind doublers instead of a conventional orchestral woodwind section. When I started Numinous back in the fall of 2000, I knew I wanted flexibility of colors in the woodwind section. Even though I’m ...
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