Orchestra Listening Examples


  • Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – iTunes
  • Instruments of the Orchestra: Jeremy Siepmann – Amazon
  • Reich: The Four Sections – Amazon  |  iTunes
  • Guess which instrument / family you hear – YouTube
  • These books come with CDs with recordings of instruments:

I also use YouTube videos like these to show them how relevant the orchestra is to their lives. They hear it all the time in movies! Have students brainstorm where else they hear orchestra music.


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