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S FULL ORCHESTRA SEATING Brass Percussion Strings Woodwinds.

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1 s FULL ORCHESTRA SEATING Brass Percussion Strings Woodwinds

2 s FULL ORCHESTRA SEATING Brass Strings Percussion Woodwinds

3 The Woodwind Family What characteristics do these instruments share? How do these instruments differ from one another? FluteBassoon OboeClarinet

4 The String Family What characteristics do these instruments share? What makes the harp unique? Violin Viola Harp Double Bass Cello

5 The Brass Family How does the brass family differ from the woodwind family? Horns Trombone Tuba Trumpet

6 The Percussion Family What are the different ways that instruments in the percussion family are played? Cymbals Piano Timpani Xylophone Bass drum Snare drum

7 The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra was composed in Its theme was originally written by another English composer, Henry Purcell, in the 17 th century. This piece and its narration were written to teach students about the different instruments of the orchestra. Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Opening presentation/variation of the theme) THEME: *Full orchestra *Woodwinds *Brass *Strings *Percussion FULL ORCH.


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