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Essential Dictionary of Orchestration
on 18 February 2014
This book consists principally of a list of instruments and their ranges. It unnecessarily repeats similar information for each instrument - for example it will describe the tonal qualities of each string on a cello and then say much the same about each string of every other member of the string family.
It does not discuss the combination of instruments, doesn't for example mention dove-tailing a chord, and has nothing to say about orchestrating music.
I expected it to be a comprehensive dictionary of the topic and not just a list of instrument ranges.