How to Build an Orchestra (Hardcover)

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How to Build an Orchestra (Hardcover)
By Mary Auld, with Foreword by Sir Simon Rattle
Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Find out what makes up an orchestra and learn about its different instruments! A beautifully illustrated book produced in association with the London Symphony Orchestra

This wonderfully illustrated story follows a conductor who is auditioning each instrument for his orchestra, building to a performance of two pieces of classical music. With links to downloadable music, follow our conductor on his journey and discover the beautiful music of an orchestra.

With pictograms of a full-size symphony orchestra and information on all of the instruments and music featured, as well as a foreword by Sir Simon Rattle, renowned Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, this is the must-have book on the makeup of an orchestra and its instruments for children aged 7+.

  • Publisher: Crocodile Books; First Edition (October 1, 2020)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Ages: 7 years and up
  • Dimensions: 9.5” W x 12” H


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Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.

 

 

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