A new set of six enhanced CDs— recorded at the Eastman School of Music specifically for use with The Study of Orchestration— provides aural reinforcement of the examples in the text and workbook. In addition to state-of-the-art digital sound quality, the CDs contain HD-TV-quality video clips of musicians demonstrating orchestral techniques on a variety of instruments.
<:st>Previous editions are cited in . The third edition of Adler's essential text on orchestration and instrumentation contains expanded treatment on the trombone, the harp, the orchestral percussion section, and string techniques. A chapter is included for transcribing orchestral works to the various combinations of instruments used in public school music groups. Adler, who is emeritus from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, teaches composition at the Julliard School of Music. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)