Untuned

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
MI b1:
Sleigh bells, or jingles, with two flutes.

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Fig. 68-71:
Dampened tam-tam, joined by guiro, leading to a tutti climax.

Magnus Lindberg: Fresco (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony Classical SK 89810)
bb. 90-101:
Tam-tams, metal plates and bowed Chinese cymbals, with brass and other instruments picking up the timbres.

Claude Debussy: Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 1011)
bb. 100-101:
A celebrated passage using antique cymbals.

The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk