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  Benjamin Britten


 The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 2


Benjamin Britten was asked to compose music for a film that explained the instruments of the orchestra to children. Britten borrowed a tune by one of his favorite composers, Henry Purcell, to create his Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. This show uses Britten's Guide to introduce the instruments of the brass and percussion families.   [MORE]



MUSICAL DICTIONARY

MUSICAL DICTIONARY
Pizzicato is the Italian word for “plucked.” The Classics for Kids interactive dictionary helps you understand the meaning of musical terms like allegro and coda with examples for listening.

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COMPOSER TIMELINE
Check the Classics for Kids Composer Timeline to find out what was happening in the world when Benjamin Britten was composing.

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TIPS AND ADVICE
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