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Selected Composition Books in the Allen Library

Composition in the Digital World

Interviews with 28 of the most prominent American art music composers of the 21st century.

Berklee Contemporary Music Notation

Explains standard rules and definitions, plus how to make appropriate choices to achieve clarity and consistency in your notation to best serve your music.

The Study of Orchestration

Explores the characteristics of orchestral instruments and shows students how a master composer approaches orchestration.

The Digital Score

A framework for understanding how digital scores create meaning, with insights from over 50 musicians and composers.

Music Publishing

A thorough guide on music publishing and copyright. Includes sample agreements, annotated with explanations.

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