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These pages are designed to give an insight into how the different instruments of the orchestra fit within their sections and how these sections - strings, woodwind, brass and percussion - work within the orchestra.
Understanding the almost infinite variety of timbres the orchestra can produce is vital for composers wanting to create a specific sound at a particular moment in their music. On these pages you can listen to extracts from some of the greatest composers to hear the wonderful and unusual combinations they used.