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Orchestration manuals?

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Hello all

I am looking to improve my orchestration. So, I looked around the Internet and found Berlioz's Treatise on Instrumentation on IMSLP. 

However, as useful as this has been, it is not exactly what I am looking for.

What I try to find is not a book which tells me about about the instruments themselves, but rather how to combine them and make my orchestral scores look and sound good. Glancing at one of my orchestral scores, I can see that the orchestration is very basic, and probably sounds as much. (It is on manuscript, so I cannot hear it)

Does anyone know of any books/websites/articles that will help me to improve this aspect of my orchestration?


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I'm sorry, but I don't know a website or book that could help you.
However, orchestration is also very free. I recommend just reading the scores of the best composers (like the one in your profile pic) while listening to the music. In doing so you can get a general idea of what some ways of orchestration sound like. Compare that to the orchestration in more modern pieces, and you'll learn a lot.

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