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Orchestral

Classical Music
Virakboth, Alex, Hyunho

What is a genre?
Refers to the style of music
A particular type or category of music
There are the top level genres and the sub genres
It changes over time- there are always new
popular genres
For example: Classical music and you might
prefer opera, orchestral classical or other sub
genres.

Topic: Orchestral Classic


Music
One of the sub genres in classical music
category
Group of musicians
The musicians play together, led by a
conductor
Why we choose this:
The topic classic was too big
Team liked it

Instrument family in
orchestra(1)
The string family:
Violin(smallest)
Viola(middle)
Cello(middle)
Double bass(biggest)
Small: high sound
Big: low sound

Instrument family in
orchestra(2)
The woodwind family:
Piccolo
longer, larger: lower notes
Flute
Shorter, smaller: higher notes
Oboe
Blow in to play
English horn
Clarinet
E-flat clarinet
Bass clarinet
Bassoon
Contra bassoon

Instrument family in
orchestra(3)
The brass family:
Trumpet
French horn
Trombone
Tuba
These instrument are able to make a
loudest sound in whole orchestra
Also need to blow but vibrate our own lip to
play

Instrument family in
orchestra(4)
The Percussion Family:
Timpani
Xylophone
Cymbals
Triangle
Snare drums
Bass drums

Instrument family in
orchestra(5)
The Percussion Family:
Tambourine

Hit, Shake or Scrap to play

Maracas

Some can sound different note or

Gongs

some doesn't have definite pitch

Chimes
Olestra
Piano

Information
Two size of orchestra
Chamber orchestra- fifty musicians or fewer
Symphony orchestra(standard)- about a hundred
musicians

Sub genres of classical music

Orchestra
Opera
Romantic
Wedding music
Choral (singers perform
together)

Origin
In around 1600s
Some operas in Italy wanted more instrument
players in their concert use lots of different
instruments together
The instrument musicians expanded
Became standard orchestra by about 1700s

Musical examples
Earliest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H1kgi4FL
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Oldest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H1kgi4FL
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Famous
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1

Performers
Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957)
What he is famous for:
Performances of legendary precision and
drive, thrilling at their best, and remarkable
for their tight-reined technical control
He said every note in orchestra should be
clear to audience which will make music
remarkable

Performers
Thomas Beecham (1879-1961)
What he is famous for:
Directing an orchestra like a baron (which he
actually was) but a baron with
breathtaking musical gifts.
If he wanted something, he changed a music
into very unique music. The music sounded
most magically alive.

Performers
John Barbirolli (1899-1970)
What he is famous for:
A huge and warm musical personality,
sometimes erratic, always capable of
delivering something special.
He knew well about how to enrich the sound
of an orchestras string section.This made
the music warm.

Thank you for


listening