WorldCat Identities

Read, Gardner 1913-2005

Overview
Works: 373 works in 894 publications in 2 languages and 12,654 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Chamber music  Arrangements (Music)  Scores  Parts (Music)  Musical settings  Music 
Roles: Author, Composer, Conductor
Classifications: MT35.R253, 781.24
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gardner Read
Music notation; a manual of modern practice by Gardner Read( Book )

59 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For amateur or professional, composer, performer or score-reader, this book covers grammar, vocabulary and syntax, making it useful both as a reference book and a practical guide
Thesaurus of orchestral devices by Gardner Read( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1977 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern rhythmic notation by Gardner Read( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary instrumental techniques by Gardner Read( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style and orchestration by Gardner Read( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and German and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compendium of modern instrumental techniques by Gardner Read( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th-century microtonal notation by Gardner Read( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source book of proposed music notation reforms by Gardner Read( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral combinations : the science and art of instrumental tone-color by Gardner Read( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orchestral Combinations demonstrates specific instrumental combinations that have intrigued past and present composers and suggests other groupings that may prove to be of equal validity and tonal interest. This book is a thesaurus of orchestral combinations, a lexicon of the science and art of fusing timbre and sonority in symphonic scoring. Few standard manuals devote such attention to this fascinating subject as it directly relates to the imaginative deployment of orchestral instruments."--Jacket
The art of song by Gardner Read( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs on this CD were composed by an ETHS graduate of the class of 1932
Pictographic score notation : a compendium by Gardner Read( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides the first comprehensive examination of pictographic notation. Pictographic musical notation represents the relevant instruments themselves rendered visually rather than verbally. Used most extensively in contemporary publications between the 1950s and 1980s, its popularity has waned in recent years. This expertly researched work displays the resourcefulness and inventiveness of 20th century orchestrators.''Providing a detailed examination of pictographic score notation, this unique book passes over 60 years of contemporary composition and score publications. Divided into three sections, this work describes instrumental pictographs, stage diagrams, and pictographic performance directives. In addition to the thoroughly researched information and extensive technique illustrations, commentary on individual examples and frequent cross-referencing of related examples, differentiate this work from other journal articles and notation texts
Music of Gardener [i.e. Gardner] Read by Gardner Read( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night flight : tone poem for orchestra, op. 44 by Gardner Read( )

8 editions published between 1942 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 4, op. 92 by Gardner Read( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia da chiesa [for] brass quintet and organ, [op. 61b] by Gardner Read( )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight preludes on old Southern hymns, [opus 90] : for organ by Gardner Read( )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine by six; [suite for wind instruments, op. 86] by Gardner Read( )

14 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of Gardner Read by Gardner Read( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pennsylvaniana suite : op. 67, for orchestra by Gardner Read( )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 3, op. 75, for orchestra by Gardner Read( )

7 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Compendium of modern instrumental techniques
Alternative Names
Gardner Read Amerikaans componist (1913-2005)

Gardner Read compositeur et musicographe américain

Gardner Read compositor estadounidense

Gardner Read compositor estatunidenc

Gardner Read US-amerikanischer Komponist

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Languages
English (186)

German (2)

Covers
Thesaurus of orchestral devicesCompendium of modern instrumental techniques20th-century microtonal notationSource book of proposed music notation reformsOrchestral combinations : the science and art of instrumental tone-colorPictographic score notation : a compendium