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  1. Full length - Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the orchestra
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    • Can you name all the familes that are playing?
      1. woodwinds brass strings percussion
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    • Can you see the flutes?
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    • Is the piccolo next?
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    • Is the next instrument a French horn?
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    • Here comes the trumpets.
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    • Is the whole string family playing?
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    • Can you tell when the percussion family plays?
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    • Is this an overview of the orchestra?
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    • Next we will hear from each instrument in the woodwind family. Who is going to be first?
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    • If you guessed flutes you are correct.
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    • Who will be after the flutes?
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    • Whose next after the piccolo?
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    • Will it be the oboe? How would you describe the oboe sound?
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    • Who is next?
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    • If you guessed clarinets, you are right. How does this sound differ from the oboes?
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    • What is going to happen next?
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    • The bassoon get a chance to play. Is the sound different from the clarinets?
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    • All the woodwind family have played. What do you think the next family will be? Strings, Brass or Percussion.
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    • the string family is next with the violins. Describe how the hold and play their instruments.
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    • The violas are next. Are they played the same? Is the sound same or different?
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    • Do the cellos look different? Are they larger then the violin or violas?
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    • Here comes the string basses. Are they the largest instrument in the string family? Do they have the lowest sound?
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    • Do you think all the members of the string family have played?
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    • The harp is a member of the string family. Can you describe how to play the harp? Can you describe the sound of the harp?
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    • Which family will be next? Brass or Percussion?
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    • The Brass family is next. These are the French horns?
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    • Would you play the trumpets the same as the French horn?
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    • Would you play the trombone the same way as the trumpet? How are they different?
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    • Is the tuba the biggest brass insturment? Does it have the lowest sound?
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    • Have we heard all the instruments in the Brass family?
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    • Is the percussion family next?
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    • Look for the tympani or kettle drum.
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    • Can you tell when the bass drum plays?
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    • How about the tamborine, cymbals, triangle, snare drum, cassenets, slap stick? Do you think I left anything out?
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    • bass drum
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    • cymbles
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    • tamborine
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    • tiangle
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    • snare drum
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    • temple block
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    • xylophone
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    • cassenets
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    • gong
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    • slap stick
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    • Have all the families of the orchestra played?
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    • Will everyone play together?
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