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Google previewKid's Guide to Chicago (2013)

by Eileen Ogintz

An orchestra is a large group of musicians playing instruments from four different groupsā€”strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The strings section includes violins, violas, cellos, and basses.Woodwinds could be flutes, piccolos, oboes, English horns, clarinets, bass clarinets, bassoons, and contrabassoons. If you were playing in the brass section, you might have a trumpet, French horn, trombone, or tuba. Percussion includes snare drums, bass drums, cymbals, gongs, and other ...

Google previewStanding Firm (2003)

A Practical Guide for Living in the Last Days by Richard W. O'Ffill

An orchestra is a good illustration of what the church is to be. Each instrument is different, but all playing together. To put it more succinctly, they are playing the same song. Although each instrument brings its own sound to the orchestra, it must not only be playing the same song but must also be in tune and in harmony with the other instruments. For instance, middle C must be the same for the oboe, the flute, the trumpet, and the violin. It's important we realize that each instrument is not ...

Google previewThe Way of Music (2007)

Aural Training for the Internet Generation by Robin Maconie

A choir, an orchestra, an acoustic. That a choir or an orchestra is a group of people in the literal sense, acting as a team in a practical sense, and apt to assume the role of human society in a dramatic sense, does not by any means exhaust the possibilities of meaning inherent in the opposition of ...

Google previewThe Humanities, Culture, Continuity, and Change, Volume 2, 1600 to the Present (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Orchestra: An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly ...

Google previewMusic in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

Solti took over an orchestra often described as the best provincial orchestra in the world. Morale among the musicians was low, ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

An orchestra is a large ensemble of musicians who play together on various musical instruments. The typical orchestra groups four sets of similar musical instruments: (1) woodwinds (flutes, bassoons, oboes, and clarinets), (2) brass ( trumpets, French horns, trombones, and tuba), (3) percussion (drums, bells, cymbal, gongs, tambourines, and xylophones), and (4) strings (violins, violas, cellos, and double basses). There is sometime a fifth section for keyboard instruments. A standard ...

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Toting around a full orchestra on tour is very ambitious. I would consider doing a show now and then, like do a show at Radio City or Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra. (Vanessa Carlton)
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