Orchestra

An orchestra, sometimes referred to as a concert orchestra, is a large musical ensemble containing string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

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What musical instrument is called the clown of the orchestra?

The Bassoon.

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What is number 2.2.2.2 -4.3.3.1 for orchestra?

the number especifies how many instruments is the score written for, the first four shows the windwoods: flute, oboe, clarinet and basson, the last four are for the brasses: horns, trumpets, trombon, tuba.

Usually after thas the information indicates percusion and strings

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When did electric light orchestra sing oh oh its magic?

ELO never actually recorded the single 'oh oh oh it's magi'c - It was an original hit for the group 'Pilot' in 1974. ELO DID record a single 'strange magic' in 1976.

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Is Manoe Konings of the JSO orchestra married?

yes she is.
Yes.

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What are the top 10 most famous orchestra conductors in the world?

Sergiu Celibidache

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Who was the drummer in the Nelson Riddle orchestra?

Alvin Stoller on just about all Sinatras Capitol recordings..

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Which section of the orchestra does the triangle belong?

percusion

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What is a one movement orchestral composition in several movements based to some extent on literary or pictorial ideas?

Symphonic Poem

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What is the instrument normally chosen to sound the tuning note in the orchestra?

Orchestras are usually tuned to an oboe. The open note, (that is, the note an oboe plays without any fingering), is an A, and the orchestra tunes best to that note. When a piano is featured as solo instrument, the orchestra tunes to the A of the piano, because it's easier for them to adjust their pitch than for the piano.

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Why does the conductor uses full score?

The full score is sheet music that shows all the different instruments' parts, so the conductor can follow along and see who plays what when.

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Why is the baroque orchestra small?

Partly because the performance spaces at the time were relatively small and couldn't fit many people, and partly because a number of instruments now in use hadn't been invented yet, or still existed in a more primitive form.

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What does the conductor use to lead the orchestra?

That little stick they hold is called a "baton."

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What is a full score in the orchestra?

The score is printed sheet music that shows all the different instruments' parts at the same time.

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A person who conduct an orchestra?

The conductor.

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What orchestral piece usually precedes a opera or an oratorio?

It's called an "overture." It's usually not too long, and there's no singing.

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What roles do saxophones play in an orchestra?

On the rare occasion that orchestral music even uses a saxophone, it often gets a solo at some point. A lot of orchestral music was written before the saxophone was invented, and as such the standard instrumentation was pretty well defined by the time it came into use.

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How does the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Orchestra differ?

As the name suggests, a wind ensemble is made up of wind instruments, while the orchestra has strings.

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Which is the smallest insrument in the orchestra?

The piccolo, which is a small flute.

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What does whole rest mean orchestra?

Not just in orchestra, but in all music, a whole rest indicates that no notes are played for an entire measure.

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What orchestral piece usually proceeds an opera our an oratorio?

The overture. It's played before the curtain rises, and there's no singing in it.

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What does D.C mean in orchestra?

It's short for "da capo," which is Italian for "the head." It means to go back to the beginning of the piece.

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How many horns are in an orchestra?

Usually four, or only two in older works.

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What is a name given to a person who conducts an orchestra?

ocatress

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How many clarinets are there in a standard classical orchestra?

Two.

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Why does an orchestra need so many string instruments?

Wind instruments are generally louder than string instruments, so larger numbers of strings are needed to keep the ensemble properly balanced.

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