What instruments are in a full orchastra??
 

What instruments are in a full orchastra??

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What instruments are in a full orchastra??    18:35 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Fluteperson765
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I dont really like the brassiness of band.....but im in philharmonics and love it.....so wats all in a full orchastra??

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Re: What instruments are in a full orchastra??    19:20 on Friday, December 21, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

bp_oboist
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well... in the full orchestra there's a ton of strings mainly violins, violas, cellos, we had a bass at one point, and a harpist at one point too; in woodwinds we have clarinets, saxophones(i dont know why), oboes(one being me), flutes/piccolo; brass has trumpets, french horns, trombones and we have no tuba. well, our conductor sometimes plays it but its extremely rare. the instrumentation differs in each orchestra, such as there could be more instruments in another orchestra that i didn't mention, but those are basic orchestra instruments.

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if you look at a full orchestra score, you can usually get the idea of what instruments it has. http://www.jwpepper.com/pdf/2478088.pdf try this one

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Re: What instruments are in a full orchastra??    20:09 on Friday, December 21, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

blueeyedbassoon
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Don't forget the bassoons!

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Re: What instruments are in a full orchastra??    17:09 on Saturday, December 22, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

bp_oboist
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hahaa yeah we had a bassoon too lol i forgot about that

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Re: What instruments are in a full orchastra??    20:50 on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

x_miichellee
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in a typical orchestra, the regulars are:

strings: violin, viola, cello, bass, double bass
winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horns, trumpets, trombones, tubas

and then on some scores, composers write parts for piano, harp, celesta, and of course the family instruments like e. horn, piccolo, etc.

and also sometimes saxophone & baritone (mussorgsky's pictures at an exhibition, anyone?!)

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Re: What instruments are in a full orchastra??    21:29 on Thursday, January 17, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Oboegirl94nm
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Strings, oboe (w/english horn), clarinet, bass clarinet, flute (w/piccolo), french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion, and piano. I think I covered it all; I don't usually see saxophones in orchestra.

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*and bassoons, and contrabassoons

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Re: What instruments are in a full orchastra??    14:28 on Saturday, January 19, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Leoml88
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depends on what the composer calls for.

Almost always, there is Strings, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpets, and Timpani, but most pieces (especially once you get past baroque and classical) also call for trombones, various percussion instruments, tuba sometimes. Pieces may call for English Horn and Bass Clarinet also, and very very rarely, Saxophone and/or Euphonium.

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Re: What instruments are in a full orchastra??    06:53 on Sunday, January 20, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

auroraflame
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Standard String Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Standard Woodwind Instruments: Flutes, Oboe, Clarinets, Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Standard Brass Instruments: Horns, Trumpets, Trombones, Tubas
Pecussion: Timpani

May include: Piano, Harp, Bass Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet, Piccolo, Cor Anglais, Alto Flute, Saxaphones, Euphoniums, Cornets, Flugelhorns, and a whole range of percussion instruments.

   

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