The Orchestra

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This bite-size, informative overview of the orchestra is the ideal introduction to the subject

This fun and enlightening look at the orchestra explores the make-up and functions of the different sections, from string to percussion, and highlights some of the greatest orchestras that have ever performed.



Darren Henley is managing director of Classic FM. He has written many books on music, including The Classic FM Hall of Fame and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music . . . But Were Too Afraid to Ask.