Through two highly successful editions, The Study of Orchestration has set the standard for orchestration texts, providing the most comprehensive treatment of both orchestration and instrumentation.
<: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)