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Orchestration 103 - Flutes and Oboes.
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The piccolo’s most common allies in the orchestra include…
the E-flat clarinet, low metallic percussion, and the oboe.
the flute, the E-flat clarinet, the oboe, and high metallic percussion.
the flute, the oboe, high metallic percussion, and the bassoon.
no other instruments really.
The bass flute’s timbre is…
less rich than the standard flute’s on the same pitches.
richer than the standard flute’s on the same pitches.
the same level of richness as the standard flute’s on the same pitches.
The bass oboe models in order of low pitch range (lowest first) are…
Heckelphone, baritone oboe, and lupophone.
lupophone, Heckelphone, and baritone oboe.
baritone oboe, Heckelphone, and lupophone.
baritone oboe, lupophone, and Heckelphone.
The oboe should be scored…
in many different ways: flowingly, precisely articulated, highly virtuosic, and nuanced.
only for solos.
only for flowing cantabile melodies.
mostly for melodies and staccato passages.
The oboe’s strongest ally is the clarinet. True or false?
The flute’s clearest and most usable orchestral register is its…
Bassoons are just the bass line of the wind section. True or false?
What is the minimum amount of wind players in a standard orchestra?
three players with the third always playing an auxiliary wind instrument.
The flute’s tone production involves…
the vibration of the lips into the mouthpiece.
the vibration of a handcrafted pair of reeds.
the lips forming a seal over the mouthpiece.
the splitting of a passage of air blowing across a mouthpiece.
The oboe’s best and most poetic register…
should be limited from G in the treble staff to G above it.
is really its loudest notes from B-flat below Middle C up to G in the staff.
is mostly usable from G in the treble staff to B-flat above it.
may reach all the way from D below the staff to B-flat above it.
The tone-weight and resonance of the English horn is…
much much stronger than the oboe.
weaker than the alto flute.
as strong as the oboe.
weaker than the oboe.
Alto flute transposition reads a perfect fourth higher than sounding notes. True or false?
Orchestration 103 also includes the Saxophone Family. True or false?
English horn transposition is…
the same as the French horn; sounding down a perfect 5th.
the same as the B-flat clarinet; sounding down a Major 2nd.
the same as the alto saxophone; sounding down a Major 6th.
the same as the alto flute; sounding down a perfect 4th.
The Oboe d’amore’s transposition is the same as the A clarinet. True or false?
What is the standard lowest note of a piccolo?
Written D above Middle C, sounding an octave lower.
Written D above Middle C, sounding an octave higher.
Written B below Middle C, sounding an octave higher.
Written Middle C, sounding an octave higher.
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