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What part does the flute play in an orchestra?


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August 17, 2012 5:52PM

The flute is a high-pitched, soft-voiced member of the woodwind section. In an orchestra, the flute normally plays the melody, alone or with the Oboe. Many composers have found it to be a delightful sonority when doubling the bassoons at octaves. The flute is often use as a solo instrument, with the rest of the orchestra accompanying it.