Classical Orchestration / Arranging 1 (Reinhard Siegert)

Module code
Curricular domain
Theory Classes
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 60-minute class per week
Total contact hours
30 hours
Study load
54 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to the second year of the Bachelor's course.
A laptop or desktop computer with Finale or Sibelius and skills in those applications.
See Competencies Matrix.
Developing skills in arranging for classical orchestra and chamber music settings.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the composing modules.
This module comprises knowledge of instruments and scores / parts and the history of the classical orchestra as well as classical harmony.
As a first step we will analyse orchestra and chamber music works by composers from baroque period(e.g. Handel / Bach), classical period (e.g. Mozart / Beethoven), romantic period (e.g. Schubert / Schumann) and late 19th century (e.g. Ravel / Debussy / Bruckner).
In a second step we will arrange piano works of these composers for different orchestra settings according to their style.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group lessons.
Material & Tools
Materials chosen by the students, complemented by materials by the instructor(s).
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit.
Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester.
The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and assignments.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

These classes focus on developing arranging skills for classical orchestra settings.