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|
|Instruments:||Full symphony orchestra|
|Name of file creator:||Box, Ramón Pajares|
|e-mail address:||rpajares "at" rpajares "dot" net|
|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