- Author: Chenwei Wang
- Publisher: Co-Published with World Scientific
- ISBN: 9813235179
- Page: 583
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The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra is a seminal guide to equip composers, scholars and music enthusiasts worldwide with the necessary knowledge to work with Chinese musical instruments.
The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra serves as a one-stop guide for composers, scholars and enthusiasts alike. As the most updated English publication of its kind, the book is a seminal work on instrumentation and orchestration for instruments of the Chinese orchestra. The instrumentation section builds upon QI -- An Instrumental Guide to the Chinese Orchestra (2005), and introduces each instrument's history, physical attributes and performance techniques in detail, richly illustrated by photographs. New content includes practical scoring advice for composers and reference charts for fingerings and chords. In the orchestration section, the book systematically analyses score excerpts of various Chinese orchestra pieces spanning the last 60 years, highlighting examples of orchestration. Composers can pick up useful techniques while scholars and enthusiasts can appreciate how Chinese instruments work together in an orchestra.