Instruments of the Orchestra – Unit 5, Lesson 4

Beethoven Symphony #9 (excerpt) – Austin Birdy, timpani

Dvorak Carnival Overture  (excerpt) – Kyle Spence, tambourine

Milhaud Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone (excerpts)- Roland Härdtner, marimba & vibraphone

Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet (excerpt)- Will Marinelli, cymbals

Here’s the whole piece performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev.  Listen for the cymbals!

Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (2 excerpts) – Pierre Boulez & Mariss Jansons conduct the Berlin Philharmonic

1 – Listen for timpani, piano, cymbals, and xylophone.

2 – Listen for timpani, harp, piano, and marimba.