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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.

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This Week's Quiz

Which brass instrument can play the lowest notes?

 Trumpet

 Trombone

 Tuba

 Cornet

Which brass instrument does not have valves?

 Trumpet

 Tombone

 Tuba

 Cornet

Which percussion instrument can play a melody?

 Snare Drum

 Triangle

 Timpani

 Bass Drum

 Cymbals

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which brass instrument can play the lowest notes?

 Trumpet

 Trombone

 Tuba

 Cornet

Which brass instrument does not have valves?

 Trumpet

 Tombone

 Tuba

 Cornet

Which percussion instrument can play a melody?

 Snare Drum

 Triangle

 Timpani

 Bass Drum

 Cymbals

 

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