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Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

© Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Intro
    Teacher notes
    • This piece of music was written by the British composer Benjamin Britten in 1945. He wanted to help teach kids and young people about the different instruments and sounds in an orchestra.

      Things to think about...
      • Can you work out how many different instruments there are?
      • Can you sort the instruments into groups?
      • How do the different sounds of the instruments compare?
      Once you've listened to this piece why not test your knowledge using this Aural Quiz from the Britten-Pears Foundation. Or if you need some more practice you can use this interactive game to learn more about the instruments.
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