Musical Ensembles

  • John M. Eargle

Abstract

In this chapter we will deal with musical ensembles, briefly tracing their history from the beginnings to the present day. We will discuss acoustical balances within the ensembles, traditions in stage layout, and acoustical output levels.

Keywords

Sound Pressure Level Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall Seating Arrangement String Instrument 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

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  • John M. Eargle

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