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"Orchestral Music" article from Grove Music Online by Rodney H. Mill, Frank J. Oteri and Susan Feder
An excellent, up-to-date annotated bibliography with introductory material and sections on General Overviews, Reference Works, Discographies, Periodicals, Orchestral Music in Print, Criticism and Appreciation, Genre Studies, Individual Works, Orchestral Histories, Treatises on Orchestration, Conductors and Conducting, Performance Practice, Concert Life.
The Orchestra: a collection of 23 essays on its origins and transformations by Joan Peyser (Editor)
"The symphonic orchestra is intriguingly considered in essays by 23 leading music authors and thinkers. Topics include historical beginnings, the role of the conductor, the orchestral audience, the nature of the repertoire, and how recordings have affected the modern orchestra. With a new editor's introduction for this 2006 edition and a glossary of terms."
"Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition), clearer entries, and a more useful system of appendixes. Included for the first time are entries from the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS repertoire database."
The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra by Colin Lawson (Editor)
"This guide to the orchestra and orchestral life is unique in the breadth of its coverage. It combines orchestral history and orchestral repertory with a practical bias offering critical thought about the past, present and future of the orchestra as a sociological and as an artistic phenomenon. This approach reflects many of the current global discussions about the orchestra's continued role in a changing society. Other topics discussed include the art of orchestration, scorereading, conductors and conducting, international orchestras, recording, as well as consideration of what it means to be an orchestral musician, an educator, or an informed listener. Written by experts in the field, the book will be of academic and practical interest to a wide-ranging readership of music historians and professional or amateur musicians as well as an invaluable resource for all those contemplating a career in the performing arts."