Orchestration Challenges

ALL ABOUT challenges

🎻 = strings only • 🎷 = woodwinds only • 🎺 = brass only • △ = percussion only

Compose a short piece of music (1-2 minutes) that is all about…

…tremolo
…block chords
…glissando
…slashing chords atop a gentle, murmuring undercurrent
…counterpoint
…contrast of unisons, octaves, and chords
…hocket and antiphony
…that bass, no treble
…double notes and sudden pauses
…cluster harmony
…jazz harmony
…sul pont & sforzando 🎻
…shaking and trembling (like this)  🎻
…contrast of pizz & arco 🎻
…scrubbing on the low strings of each instrument 🎻
…key clicks and timbral trills 🎷
…contrast of mute types 🎺

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