The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946)

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britypgo.nwc (August 2003) 70 kB
Full name of work:The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946)
Composer:Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976), British
Music category:Classical
Instruments:Full symphony orchestra
Name of file creator:Box, Ramón Pajares
e-mail address:rpajares "at" rpajares "dot" net
Website:http://www.rpajares.net/
Running time:00:16:17
Comments:The origin of this work was a film of the BBC to introduce the symphonic orchestra to young people. The composer issued the score in two versions: with and without spoken commentary. This latter version has been selected to create this sequence.
Through a theme (divised in five sections), 13 variations and a final fugue this piece visits the main orchestra instruments and instrument families.
Apart from his didactic purpose, this file may be used to test the capabilities of a sound card to emulate a symphonic orchestra.
variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell, op. 34
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