Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Instrumentation 28385/3357/2425/1/80
Study guide

Instrumentation 2

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Wind and Brass Band conducting within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 5
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Wind and Brass Band conducting within Conducting
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Wind and Brass Band conducting within Conducting
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Verhaert Steven
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


previously registered for Instrumentation 1.

Educational organisation (text)

individual lessons
group-oriented lessons or class activities

Prerequisite competencies (text)

The student masters the learning objectives of the preceding course unit Instrumentation 1

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student has an in-depth knowledge of HaFaBra instruments, string and keyboard instruments.
The student can independently create arrangements or transcriptions for variable settings, brass bands, brass and wind orchestra from scores for other settings or from piano music.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student can set up scores which, from a graphical and lay-out point of view, are in accordance with contemporary standards.

Course content

Read the vademecum.

The learning content concerns knowledge of the various instruments, their (im)possibilities, instrumentation, and other subject-related topics.
The student will work independently on arrangement assignments and will be coached and coached by the teacher during individual and group lessons.
In Instrumentation 2, the arrangements are for larger ensembles (e.g. large woodwind ensemble, large brass ensemble, percussion ensemble etc.).

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, textbooks and recordings cfr. teacher's instructions

- Recommended:
Denis Wright: 'Scoring for Brass Band'
Hugo Masselink and Tom Lamers: 'Percussion, a world of sounds'.
Samuel Adler: 'The study of Orchestration'.
Computer with professional music notation software
Jo Eijssen (Vol. 1 and 2): "Instrumentenkennis voor Blaasorkest" Vol. 1 (Theory) and Vol. 2 (Appendices)
Harrie Janssen: "Instrumentation for Wind Orchestra".
Paul Gilson: "Le Tutti Orchestral"
"Tip book" for all relevant instruments of the respective line-ups
Additional reading: fingering tables, method books, etc.

-Internet sources (to be critically reviewed!)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodPortfolio100,00