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M5 Instruments In The Orchestra

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Aim: Name the instruments of the orchestra. A musical activity Taken from the BB Juniors Pro Pack Mind M-5


• Template
• Pens/pencils
• CD/MP3 Classical track (Resources: CD – Britten: Young Person Guide to the Orchestra CD – Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf CD – Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals CD – Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice )


• Photocopy the template
• Match the pictures to the correct word.
1. Trumpet
2. Cello
3. Kettle Drum
4. Oboe
5. Harp
6. Clarinet
7. Violin
8. French Horn
9. Xylophone
10. Flute
11. Trombone

A piece of music can be played and ask the young people to identify the instruments being played. A CD of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ by Prokofiev would be a good one to start with. The story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ is narrated and the different sounds of the instruments play the parts of the animals, ie. the cat is a clarinet, the duck is an oboe, the wolf is a French horn, etc. This activity could be done over two or three weeks.

As an additional part you could bring in some musical instruments and ask the young people to try them. You could ask them to identify which instrument represents : The sun rising (Cymbals) A Snake (Tambourine).

For full details see BB Juniors Pro Pack M-5


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