Resources for Students of Composition

The following is a list of the books in my music library.

  • Musical Compostion: Craft and Art by Alan Belkin. Yale University Press. 2018
  • Fundamentals of Musical Composition by Arnold Schoenberg. Faber and Faber. 1967
  • Tonal Harmony in Concept & Practice by Allen Forte. Holte Rinehart & Winston. 1979
  • Harmony by Walter Piston. W. W. Norton & Co, Inc. 1941
  • Twentieth Century Harmony: Creative Aspects and Practice by Vincent Persichetti. W. W. Nortin & Co, Inc. 1961
  • Counterpoint by Walter Piston. W. W. Norton & Co, Inc. 1947
  • Orchestration by Cecile Forsyth. The MacMillan Company. 1914
  • Principles of Orchestration by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. Dover publications. 1922. Online version with commentary by Alan Belkin can be found here: Northern Sounds
  • The Technique of Orchestration by Kent Kennan and Donald Gratham. Prentice Hall. 1952
  • The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler. W. W. Norton & Co, Inc. 1982
  • Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation by Elaine Gould. Faber Music Ltd. 2011

Online Resources

The following are complete university-level courses or websites. All are available free-of-charge.