The Robinson Music Library announces a new online resource — Orchestral Music Online.
Orchestral Music Online is the digitized version of a well-known reference book by David Daniels, Orchestral Music: A Handout (Scarecrow Press, 2005).
Orchestral Music Online describes over 6700 orchestral works by 900 composers, including
- instrumentation (including chorus type and soloists)
- duration of individual movements
- titles of individual movements
- biographical information on the composer
- links from individual works to music publishers and other resources
This is an excellent tool for the following questions:
- What are the voice/choral requirements for Steve Reich’s Tehillim?
- What is the name of the second movement in Tchaikovsky’s 2nd symphony?
- How many flutes are required in Rameau’s overture to Zais?
- Determine the length of a concert based on the orchestra repertoire performed.
Orchestral Music Online can be access from any Case-networked computer or from off-campus using the VPN Client.