15 – Orchestral Timbres Answers

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The sole function of the conductor is to beat time
false

Listen to the following excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Only the percussion family plays throughout In this excerpt.

1:31 – 1:47

false

Listen to the following excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

This 16-second example represents:

2:17 – 2:32

an excerpt played by the woodwinds
Seating Chart of the Traditional Symphony Orchestra.
Where do the viola players sit?
in area no. 2

What instrument plays in the following example?

00:49 – 01:08

brass

Listen to the following excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

In this 16-second excerpt, the trumpets play a variation.

10:33-10:48

true

Listen to the following excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

In this excerpt:

00:00 – 00:20

the full ochestra playes throughout

Listen to the following excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Which percussion instrument accompanies the trumpets in this selection?

10:29 – 10:42

snare drum
According to the text, traditional symphony orchestra musicians are permitted to improvise their parts
false

Listen to the following excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Which orchestral family performs the main theme in this selection?

01:09 – 01:23

string family

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