Site Navigation

MUSC8049 - Orchestration - Symphony Orch.

Title:Orchestration - Symphony Orch.
Long Title:Orchestration - Symphony Orch.
Module Code:MUSC8049
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 orchestration for full Symphony Orchestra. This module will be taught to small groups, typically six students. 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 Notate with accuracy the scoring of a passage for Symphony Orchestra
LO2 Create a mapped analysis of the scoring of an item for full Symphony Orchestra
LO3 Score an item for full Symphony Orchestra
LO4 Work towards a deadline, with time for multiple revisions
LO5 Achieve a high level of fluency in music notation software
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).

Conducting with Orchestration 2 or proof of equivalent ability.
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.

Demonstrated orchestration ability

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Scoring and dictation exercises
Scoring and dictation exercises from Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov
Analytical mapping
Analytical mapping of project(s)
Scoring for full Symphony Orchestra of two short-but-contrasting or one full-length item(s)
Performance and recording
Performance and recording session with Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Scoring and dictation exercises 1,2,3 30.0 Every Week
Project Preparation of a performance-ready score(s) and parts for full Symphony Orchestra 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; exercises; project work 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, available from the lecturer
  • Dave Black, Tom Gerou 1998, Essential dictionary of orchestration, Alfred Pub. Co. Los Angeles [ISBN: 0739000217]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Piston, Walter 1969, Orchestration, W. W. Norton [ISBN: 0393097404]
  • various composers, orchestral scores, available in library
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • website: Andrew Hugill with the Philharmonia OrchestraThe Orchestra: A Users Manual
  • audio recordings: Compilationvarious, available via the lecturer
  • 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) 8 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 021-4326100     Fax: 021-4545343
Email: help@cit.edu.ie