The Role of Orchestration in Shaping Musical Form

Theory and Practice of a Methodological Proposal and Its Computational Implementation

Authors

  • Charles de Paiva Santana Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, PRISM, Marseille, France
  • Didier Guigue Federal University of Paraiba, João Pessoa, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.58.2.121-153

Keywords:

musical analysis, orchestration, musical texture, computational musicology, audio analysis

Abstract

We introduce a method for computer-assisted analysis of orchestration. We also look into the role that texture and orchestration have in structuring musical form. The method comprises a numerical representation, a hierarchy of ‘textural situations’ and measures for heterogeneity, diversity and complexity of orchestral-textural configurations.

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27. 12. 2022

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Paiva Santana, C. de, & Guigue, D. (2022). The Role of Orchestration in Shaping Musical Form: Theory and Practice of a Methodological Proposal and Its Computational Implementation. Musicological Annual, 58(2), 121-153. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.58.2.121-153

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