Various

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony 3 (Philharmonia/Yu
IMP 30366 00012)
MII 6 before V:
Wind, brass, organ and strings pizzicato.

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony 3 (Philharmonia/Yu
IMP 30366 00012)
MII 9 after V:
A rich texture, with divisi strings, woodwind, horns, and organ. The main tune is in octaves in violin 1, violin 2 and cellos. The other strings play pizzicato accompaniment. Horns and woodwind gradually join the organ in filling the harmony.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Mars (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
0 - Fig. I:
Strings col legno battuto with harp, low woodwind and horn, leading to a solo muted trumpet entry.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Mars (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
5 before VI:
Woodwind, brass and strings with cymbal leading to tutti chord.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Mercury (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
10 before I:
Passing figures around the orchestra. Note the use of overlapping phrases.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Jupiter (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
V-VII:
Interesting example of several different ways of orchestrating the same material, as follows:
1. Tune in horns, strings accompany
2. Strings take tune, doubled by woodwind
3. Woodwind and strings now accompany trumpets. Tambourine adds rhythmic definition.
4. Strings and tubas have the tune, trumpets and woodwind add more rapid accompaniment.
5. Trumpets in octaves give out the tune, everybody else excpet low brass and timps accompany
6. Low brass, strings, and two sets of timpani have the tune, the rest of the orchestra builds the accompaniment to a climactic chord.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Jupiter (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
22 after VIII:
The celebrated tune, scored for 6 horns and strings in unison. Low woodwind, 2 harps and double basses accompany.

Claude Debussy: La Mer (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 1011)
II Fig. 29:
A variety of colours. Debussy at his most 'impressionistic'.

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