The composer's reading list



Manipulating the timbre with contemporary techniques and mixing those timbres plays an important role in my music. Would you also like to explore orchestrationtechniques with attention to modern techniques? Via # the-composers-reading-list you will find specific literature, interesting tutorials per instrument. In addition, you will also find books on harmony, improvisation, composition and analysis...




COMPOSITION LESSON (Skype or Zoom session)

I would like to put myself at the service of your creation process, intuition and hope to inspire you... From writing a melody to creating an exciting harmony, looking for new ideas through analysis or music theories, integrating modern techniques into music, searching for the correct notation or how to layout a score, writing in the flow every day… Book a lesson and make yourself heard! I am curious about your musical ideas and would like to get to know your music.


Compositions lesson (30 min.)


Compositions lesson (60 min.)


Flute, Piccolo, Alto flute

Technique for contemporary flute music - for players and composers, Hiroshi Koizumi, Schott 1996 ISMN M-65001-011-5

The other flute - A performance manual of contemporary techniques, Robert Dick, Mutiple Breath Music Company 1989, ISBN 0-939407-02-7

A modern guide to fingerings for the flute, James J. Pellerite, Alfred Publishing Co., ISBN 0-88284-449-0

The techniques of flute playing, Carin Levine, Christina Mitropoulos-Bott, Bärenreiter 2002, ISBN 978-3-7618-188-9

Flute extended, Michèle Castellengo, Emile Leipp, Editions Jobert 1980



New sounds for woodwind, Bruno Bartolozzi, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-318611

The Techniques of Oboe Playing, Peter Veale & Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Bërenreiter, 2014, ISBN 978-3-7618-1210-5

Oboe unbound - contemporary techniques, Libby Van Cleve, The Scarcrow Press 2004, ISBN 0-8108-5031-1

Contemporary Oboe Techniques - A Guide for Composers (Part I, II, III)



New sounds for woodwind, Bruno Bartolozzi, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-318611

Contemporary techniques for the bassoon, Jamie Leigh Sampson, ADJ-ective New Music 2014, ISBN 978-0-615-99938-8

The techniques of bassoon playing, Pascal Gallois, Bärenreiter 2009, ISBN 978-3-7618-1860-2



Clarinet fingerings, Thomas Ridenour, 2000

New Directions for clarinet, Phillip Rehfeldt, University of California Press 1994, ISBN 0-520-03379-5

Multhiphonics and other contamporary clarinet techniques, Gerald Farmer, Shall-u-mo Publications1982



Bass clarinet

Spectral immerssions - A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of bass clarinet multiphonics, Sarah Watts, Metropolis Music Publishers ISBN 979-0-3650-6917-0

The bass clarinet - Harry Sparnaay, Periferia Sheet music, ISBN 2010 978-84-938845-2-9



The techniques of saxophone playing, Marcus Weiss, Giorgio Netti, Bärenreiter 2010, ISBN 978-3-7618-2114-5

Les sons multiples aux saxophone, Daniel Kientzy, Salabert Editions

Hello! Mr. Sax, Editions Musicale Alphonse Leduc 1989



Cherry Amy Krintine on Extended Trumpet techniques.



Extended Techniques for Harp



An Introduction to Violin Bow Strokes

A-Level music | Composition | String Techniques wiht David Alberman

The Contemporary violin, extended Performance Techniques, Patricia Strange, Allen Strange, University of California Press 2001, ISBN 0-520-22409-4



Essential Dictionary of Orchestration, David Black, Tom Gerou, Alfred Publishin Co., Inc.1998, 0-7390-0021-7

Principles of orchestration, Nikilay Rimsky-Korsakov, General Publishing Company, ISBN 486-21266-1

Principes van de orkestratie, Piet Swerts, Zodiac Editions, ISBN 9789464059250

The study of orchestration, Samuel Adler, W. W. Norton & Company 2002, ISBN 0-393-97572-X





Harmony, Walter Piston, ISBN 978-0-393-95480-7

Contemporary Harmony, Ludmilla Ulehla

The Study of Counterpoint, Gradus Ad Parnassum, Johann Joseph Fux, ISBN 0-393-00277-2

Twentieth Century Harmony, Vincent Persichetti, Norton, ISBN 0-393-09539-8

Harmonieleer, Henny Schoutten, Strengholt, ISBN 978-90-4940-0439

Theory of Harmony, Arnold Schoenberg, University of California, ISBN 978-0-520-266-08-7

Contemporary Harmony, Ludmilla Ulehla



Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians, Jeffrey Agrell, ISBN 978-1-57999-682-6

Impro And The Theatre, Keith Johnstone

Vrij Spel, Robijn Tilanus, ISBN 978-90-820636-0-8

Cours d' Improvisation Modale ou libre pour les Organistes, Lionel Rogg



De toonklok - Essays en gesprekken over muziek, Peter Schat, Meulenhoff/Landshoff, ISBN 90-290-8472-3

Fundamentals of Musical composition, Arnold Schoenberg, Faber and Faber, 1967, ISBN 978-0-571-19658-6

Twentieth-Century Harmony: Creative Aspects and Practice, Vincent Persichetti, ISBN 978-0393095395

Serial Composition, Reginald Smith Brindle, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-311-06-4

The Technique of my musical language, Olivier Messiaen, Edition Musicales, ISBN 2-85689-058-X

Style and Idea, Arnold Schoenberg, ISBN 0-8065-3095-2

Musical Composition, Reginald Smith Brindle, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-317107-4



The structure of atonal music, Allan Forte, Yale University Press, 1973, ISBN 978-0-300-02120-2

Emotion and Analysis, Pierre Boulez, Documentary


Artistic insights

Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon, Workman, ISBN 978-0-7611-6925-3

The Artist Way, Julia Cameron, Cristofoor, ISBN 978-90-6038-482-4



Conducting Technique, Brock Mc Elheran, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-386854-0

Metafoor, Alex Schillings, De Haske, ISBN 978-90-431-3551-1

Soundpainting Workbook 1, 2 & 3, Walter Thompson