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MUSC8048 - Orchestration - Large Ensemble

Title:Orchestration - Large Ensemble
Long Title:Orchestration - Large Ensemble
Module Code:MUSC8048
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: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: MARIA JUDGE
Module Description: A module in advanced scoring for Symphonic Wind Ensemble OR full Symphony Orchestra OR both. This module will be taught to small groups, typically 6. In the case of over-enrolment, selection procedures will apply
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Deal with the transpositions and musical roles of the various instruments of the chosen ensemble(s)
LO2 Construct varied and balanced textures and use them creatively in structural sequence
LO3 Create a mapped analysis of the scoring of an item for Wind Ensemble and/or Symphony Orchestra
LO4 Score an item for Wind Ensemble and/or Symphony Orchestra using music notation software
LO5 Work towards a deadline with time for multiple revisions
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).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
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
Scoring & dictation exercises
Eight flexible sets of work, chosen from exercises for Brass Band, Wind Ensemble and/or Symphony Orchestra
Analytical mapping of repertory item(s) and of chosen project
Model scores
Study of model scores
Scoring of one large or two smaller projects, chosen from Brass Band, Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra using music notation software
Performance and recording
Performance and recording session with Cork School of Music Wind Ensemble and/or Symphony Orchestra, or equivalent
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Scoring & dictation exercises 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Project Presentation of a performance-ready score & parts of project(s) using music notation software 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 Week 12
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
Tutorial Individual project guidance 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Private study & projectwork 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alan Cutts, course manual & model scores, available from the lecturer
  • Dave Black, Tom Gerou 1998, Essential dictionary of orchestration, Alfred Pub. Co. Los Angeles [ISBN: 0739000217]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Walter Piston 1955, Orchestration, W.W. Norton New York [ISBN: 0393097404]
  • Various composers, orchestral scores, available in the school library
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • website: Andrew Hugill with the Philharmonia OrchestraThe Orchestra: A User's Manual
  • Music Notation Software: Sibelius or compatible music notation software which is capable of facilitating the presentation of a performance score and extraction of parts

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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