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Allow me to put in a word for Cecil Forsyth's book on orchestration.  I always found it most excellent in my days as a composer.

Rimsky's Treatise has the advantage of a world-class composer using his own works as examples and is also a must-read.
"Meet Miss Ruth Sherwood, from Columbus, Ohio, the Middle of the Universe!"

- Brian Aherne introducing Rosalind Russell in  My Sister Eileen (1942)


D'excellents traités d'orchestration existent déjà : le remarquable « Principles of Orchestration » de Rimsky-Korsakov demeure aussi actuel qu'au moment de sa publication. Les admirables volumes de Piston (« Orchestration ») et d'Adler (« The Study of Orchestration ») conjuguent information détaillée au sujet des instruments et judicieux conseils quant à leurs combinaisons.

Le magistral « Traité de l'Orchestration » de Koechlin constitue un cas unique : en quatre gros volumes, l'auteur partage l'expérience d'une vie à titre de maître-orchestrateur et couvre des sujets encore jamais traités. ....(©Alan Belkin, 2001, 2003)

I've seen Charles Koechlin's big 4 volume "Traité "several times in second hand shops.... I doubt that it has been translated.But its reputation is flawless!


Thanks to everyone especially Ancho. Great link, i like that it is interactive rather than just reading.