Before his death in 1994, Norman Del Mar was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on the orchestra. Anatomy of the Orchestra is written not only for fellow conductors, players, students, and professional musicians, but also for everyone interested in the performance of orchestral music.
Preface to the revised edition, 1983
I. The Strings
II. The Woodwind
IV. The Heavy Brass
V. Timpani and Percussion
VI. Keyboard and Other Instruments
Postscript and Envoi