Instrumentation II. 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
101INII1 Z 3 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Slavomír HOŘÍNKA

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

Expanding knowledge and color imagination. Individual approach according to student intentions.

Mode of study

Lecture and exercises - 2 hours/week.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge at the level of the previous semester.

Course contents

An elective course continuing the previous instrumentation study.


  1. Music and Space

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Gustav Mahler: 3. Symfonie (1893-96), 3. věta

Dallapiccola, Luigi (1904-1975): Piccola Musica Notturna (1961)

Charles Ives: Robert Browning Overture

Karlheinz Stockhausen: TRANS for orchestra (1971)

Nørgård, Per (1932): Symphony No. 2 (1972-1975)

Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996): November Steps

  1. Limited Orchestration

Morton Feldman: Structures; On Time and the Instrumental Factor

  1. Instructive composition

Helmut Lachenmann: Ein Kindersipel

Slavomír Hořínka: Morava usíná

Recommended or required reading

Adler, Samuel. The Study of Orchestration. New York: Norton, 1989.

Augoyard, Jean-François – Torgue, Henry. Sonic Experience: a Guide to Everyday Sounds. Montreal: McGill-Queens universiry Press, 2011.

Brech, Martha – Paland, Ralph (eds.). Kompositionen für hörbaren Raum: Die frühe elektroakustische Musik und ihre Kontexte = Compositions for Audible Space: The Early Electroacoustic Music and its Contexts. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2015.

Del Mar, Norman. Anatomy of the Orchestra. London: Faber and Faber, 2009.

Gieseler, Walter – Lombardi, Luca – Weyer, Rolf-Dieter. Instrumentation in der Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts. Celle: Moeck, 1985.

Ivan Kurz a kol. Orchestrace jako otevřený proces I.-III. AMU, Praha: Triga, 2009.

Rasmussen, Karl Aage - Laursen, Lasse. The Idiomatic Orchestra [online]. 2015. [cit. 2017-10-28]. Dostupné z:

Rataj, Michal – Hořínka, Slavomír – Trojan, Jan – Dvořák, Tomáš. Zvukoprostor – Prostorozvuk. Praha: Nakladatelství AMU, 2018.

Rychlík, Jan a kolektiv: Moderní instrumentace. Panton, Praha 1968.

Sciarrino, Salvatore. Le figure della musica: da Beethoven a oggi. Milano: Ricordi, 1998.

Špelda, Antonín. Akustické základy orchestrace. Praha: Panton, 1967.

Contemporary music scores. Special literature over technique and sound potential of individual instruments.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit based on the presented score and oral verification of knowledge.

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Further information

Course may be repeated

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 2020

(Lichenštejnský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 15:20–16:50 Slavomír HOŘÍNKA Učebna
Lichenštejnský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans