The history of the orchestra

The history of the orchestra

An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that is typical of classical music and combines instruments from different families, including string instruments such as violins, violas, cello and double bass, wind instruments such as horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba, woodwinds such as flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon . and percussion instruments ...
Wind instruments

Wind instruments

Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments. Common examples include flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, and bassoon. A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips. ...
Why do orchestras need a conductor?

Why do orchestras need a conductor?

Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert. It has been defined as the art of directing the simultaneous performance of several players or singers by the use of gesture. ...
String Orchestra

String Orchestra

A string orchestra is an orchestra consisting solely of a string section made up of the bowed strings used in Western Classical music ...