The workbook reviews and reinforces the techniques discussed in each chapter of the text. It includes graded self-tests about each choir of the orchestra, as well as worksheets on special topics. The new edition features a broader array of "Listen and Score" exercises as well as opportunities for students to practice reducing orchestral scores to piano scores.
<: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)