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How can I find books about composing?
You can search by title, author, or both on MaagNET.
Below are general call number ranges for information about composing. You can browse the shelves or you can consult MaagNET for a listing of materials by call number. To search by call number in MaagNET, select LC Call Number and enter the beginning of a call number, ex. MT40.
||Suggested Call Numbers for Books about Composing & Arranging
|MT40 - MT67
||composition & arrangement (MT40, MT41, MT42, MT45, MT46, MT47, MT49, MT50, MT52, MT55, MT58, MT59, MT62, MT64, MT67)
|MT70 - MT74
||instrumentation & orchestration (MT70, MT73)
|MT35 - MT39
||notation (MT35, MT39)
||A link is not provided for call numbers that are currently not in use in Maag Library.
Interesting Books about Composing
Music Composition for Film and Television by
Call Number: OVERSIZE MT64.M65 S35 2011x
Publication Date: 2011
(Berklee Guide). Learn film-scoring techniques from one of the great film/television composers of our time. Lalo Schifrin shares his insights into the intimate relationship between music and drama. The book is illustrated with extended excerpts from his most iconic scores such as Mission: Impossible , Cool Hand Luke , Bullitt and many others and peppered with anecdotes from inside the Hollywood studios. Schifrin reveals the technical details of his own working approach, which has earned him six Oscar nominations, 21 Grammy nominations (with four awards), and credits on hundreds of major productions. Includes the full score of Schifrin's Fanfare for Screenplay and Orchestra , a treasure-trove of unfettered dramatic sound painting, commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a great thesis on the emblematic language of film music.
Interview with John Corigliano