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MUSC8094 - Arranging 4

Title:Arranging 4
Long Title:Arranging 4
Module Code:MUSC8094
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Cormac McCarthy
Module Description: This module specifically looks at arranging for commercial 'concert orchestra' i.e. strings, winds, brass and percussion, with rhythm section.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Write for the various textures and stylistic possibilities of the commercial concert orchestra
LO2 Use stylistically relevant harmonic devices for the given instrumentation
LO3 Apply a range of orchestral textures and exploit the possibilities of the rhythm section
LO4 Direct a commercial concert orchestra utilising fundamental conducting techniques
LO5 Analyse an orchestral score and identify and describe the discrete elements
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12359 MUSC8093 Arranging 3
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sectional Techniques
The study of idiomatic devices for small sections and combinations of instruments
Analysis of pre-existing arrangements, identifying form, harmony, texture, and rhythmic devices in the work of such artists as Nelson Riddle, Quincy Jones, and Vince Mendoza
Preparationof a fully-notated score and parts for commercial concert orchestra
Employ acquired conducting skills to direct own arrangement
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous Assessment of regular exercises. 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Every Week
Project Analysis of an approved arrangement 1,5 25.0 Every Week
Project Conduct own arrangement for commercial concert orchestra and submit materials and digital recording 1,2,3,4 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Arranging 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Groups no greater than 5 0.75 Every Week 0.75
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and Preparation 5.25 Every Week 5.25
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.75
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • George Burt 1994, The Art of Film Music, Northeastern University Press [ISBN: 1555532705]
  • by Vince Corozine 2002, Arranging Music for the Real World, Mel Bay Pacific, MO [ISBN: 0786649615]
  • Sammy Nestico 2015, The Complete Arranger, Rev. Ed., CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 978-1502745118]
  • Berklee Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2002), Reharmonization Techniques Paperback [ISBN: 978-063401585]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 8 Elective

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