NAC Composition Kit

The material from previous NAC projects has now been collated into a comprehensive guide to composition for 16–19 year olds and their teachers.


1. Introduction – what is composing?

2. Key Elements – Melody, Rhythm, Harmony etc.

3. Ideas and Motivation – Getting Started

4. Boundaries, Forms, Structure

5. The Process

6. Notation and Editing

7. Resources (the instruments)

8. Glossary and Keywords

Special features include spnm's guidelines on preparing scores and parts, and recommended listening guides for individual instruments

Contributors include leading composers (including Alec Roth, Ian McQueen, Graham Fitkin and Alasdair Nicolson) and performers (including Ensemble Bash and musicians from the Hallé Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra).

The Composition Kit will be available from spnm in 2001 – contact us for more details.

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