This book is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Designed to provide the necessary details for the examination student as well as useful facts for the general reader,this book contains:
-Brief historical facts about the instrumental families;
-A concise outline of the development of the orchestral;
-A glossary of instrumental terms and performance directions which are found in scores.
An audio recording ( compact disc) containing 41 examples of orchestral music of the great composers which have been carefully chosen to provide enjoyable listening and to illustrate the sound of individual instruments, accompanies each book.
This book and audio recording package will open up a whole new world of tone-colour for all those reading this book.