Discover the types and members of an orchestra!
Woodwind instruments: Flute, piccolo, clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, English horn, bassoon, saxophone
Brass instruments: Trumpet, coronet, French horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, sousaphone
String instruments: Violin, Viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp
Percussion instruments: Marimba, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Chimes, triangle, tambourine, sleigh bells, Maracas, wood block, cowbell, timpani, bass drum
Keyboard instruments: Grand piano, organ, electric piano
Now explore by listening to any or all of the following………
Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev
This children’s story with both music and spoken text displays the following instruments as characters. Bird; flute, duck; oboe, cat; clarinet, Grandfather; bassoon, Wolf; 3 horns, Hunters; woodwind theme with gunshots on timpani and bass drum and Peter; string instruments.
Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens
The musical suite of fourteen movements shares the following (1) Introduction and Royal March of the Lion – Strings and two pianos, (2) Hens and Roosters - violins/viola/double bass, pianos and clarinet, (3) Wild Asses – Two pianos, (4) Tortoise – strings and piano, (5) The Elephant – double bass, (6) Kangaroos – Two pianos, (7) Aquarium – violin, viola, cello, piano flute and glass harmonica, (8) Characters with Long Ears – two violins, (9) The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods – clarinet and pianos, (10) Aviary – strings, piano and flute, (11) Pianists (12) Fossils – strings, two pianos, clarinet and xylophone, (13) The Swan – two pianos and cello, (14) Finale – full ensemble
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten .
Theme: Allegro maestoso e largamente,
Variation A: Presto -Piccolo and Flute,
Variation B: Lento – Oboes,
Variation C: Moderato – Clarinets,
Variation D: Allegro alla Marcia -Bassoons,
Variation E: Brillante: alla polacca –Violins,
Variation F: Meno mosso -Violas, Variation G: Cellos,
Variation H: Cominciando lento ma poco a poco accel. Allegro -Double Basses,
Variation I: Maestoso –Harp,
Variation J: L'istesso tempo –Horns, Variation K: Vivace –Trumpets, Variation L: Allegro pomposo -Trombones and tuba, Variation M: Moderato –Percussion, Fugue: Allegro molto
Music is the magic that encompasses all people from diverse backgrounds allowing for development and exposure to contemporary culture; popular, classical, folk and traditional, brass band, new or avant-garde, and world music’s.