The Orchestra is an extraordinary new app from Touch Press that will delight anyone with even a passing interest in classical music. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.
The app allows real-time selection of multiple video and audio tracks, along with an automatically synchronised score and dynamic graphical note-by-note visualisation of each piece as it is played. The result is an immersive environment for exploring the music and all the instruments of the orchestra.
Multi-camera, multi-track performances of eight pieces with automatically synchronised full score, curated score, or simplified representation.
Mesmeric synchronised BeatMap highlights each and every note played on a graphical representation of the orchestra.
- Haydn: Symphony No 6
- Beethoven: Symphony No 5
- Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
- Debussy: Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune
- Mahler: Symphony No 6
- Stravinsky: The Firebird
- Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
- Salonen: Violin Concerto
The app is designed for iPad (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation) and iPad mini
The Orchestra for iPad is created by Touch Press (the people behind The Elements, The Waste Land and Sonnets by William Shakespeare) in partnership with Rite Digital (the digital media production arm of the Philharmonia Orchestra) and Music Sales.