Alec Nevala-Lee

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Frank Ticheli

It’s not that the orchestration is a totally separate phase in my creative process. Often my musical ideas grow directly out of a particular instrument’s strengths…But only after I have completed the more tedious task of getting the notes down on paper can I then focus exclusively on orchestration to elevate what I already have—to enhance the surface details, clarify the harmonic structure, heighten the expression, articulate the form.

Frank Ticheli, quoted in A Composer’s Insight

Written by nevalalee

March 24, 2016 at 7:30 am

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