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The orchestra in pop and media music.


A brief history of the orchestra and an exploration of the use of orchestral instruments in pop and media music.

What do you know already? Try these simple games to identify the sound of orchestral instruments.
Instruments of the orchestra
A quiz about orchestral instrument facts
Naming instruments and their orchestral sections
Another guess the instrument game

The orchestral seating plan and how the make up of the orchestra has developed from the baroque period to contemporary symphony orchestra.

The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra is a composition by British composer Benjamin Britten. It showcases the instruments and sections of the orchestra, demonstrating the range and versatility of each.
Here is a segment, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.