Britten: 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra,' Part 2

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

This week on Classics for Kids, host Naomi Lewin continues to explore the various types of instruments through Benjamin Britten's work The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. This masterpiece is based on a theme by composer Henry Purcell, which is shared among the sections of the orchestra. Building on last week's episode, which looked at the string and woodwinds, this show explores the range of the horns and percussion instruments.

Program Playlist:

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Brass: french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba 

Percussion: timpani, cymbal, tambourine, triangle, snare drum, xylophone.

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