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Benjamin Britten:

The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1

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 woodwind and string families.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

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This Week's Quiz

Which is not an instrument family?

 Percussion

 Brass

 Woodwinds

 Piano Trio

 Strings

What is the lowest sounding woodwind intrument?

 Flute

 Oboe

 Bassoon

 Clarinet

 Piccolo

What string instrument is not played with a bow?

 Viola

 Harp

 Cello

 Violin

 Double Bass

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Benjamin Britten:

The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1

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 woodwind and string families.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which is not an instrument family?

 Percussion

 Brass

 Woodwinds

 Piano Trio

 Strings

What is the lowest sounding woodwind intrument?

 Flute

 Oboe

 Bassoon

 Clarinet

 Piccolo

What string instrument is not played with a bow?

 Viola

 Harp

 Cello

 Violin

 Double Bass

 

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