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 is number - 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

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.

What is a music conductors stick called?

The music conductor's stick is a baton.
Assuming you meant 'what is a conductor's stick called' - it's a baton.

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.

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.

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.

What section of the orchestra does the triangle belong?

It is an idiophone type of instrument in the percussion family

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.

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.

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.

How does the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Orchestra differ?

As the name suggests, a wind ensemble is made up entirely of wind instruments (woodwinds and brass), though it can also use percussion. There are no strings. Meanwhile, the symphony orchestra is mostly strings, with some winds as well.

Which is the smallest insrument in the orchestra?

By physical size, the smallest instrument is the piccolo, which is like a tiny flute.

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.

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.