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Orchestration 103 - Flutes and Oboes.
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Bassoons are just the bass line of the wind section. True or false?
The tone-weight and resonance of the English horn is…
much much stronger than the oboe.
weaker than the oboe.
weaker than the alto flute.
as strong as the oboe.
Orchestration 103 also includes the Saxophone Family. True or false?
The flute’s tone production involves…
the vibration of the lips into the mouthpiece.
the splitting of a passage of air blowing across a mouthpiece.
the lips forming a seal over the mouthpiece.
the vibration of a handcrafted pair of reeds.
English horn transposition is…
the same as the alto saxophone; sounding down a Major 6th.
the same as the alto flute; sounding down a perfect 4th.
the same as the B-flat clarinet; sounding down a Major 2nd.
the same as the French horn; sounding down a perfect 5th.
The Oboe d’amore’s transposition is the same as the A clarinet. True or false?
The oboe’s strongest ally is the clarinet. True or false?
The oboe should be scored…
mostly for melodies and staccato passages.
in many different ways: flowingly, precisely articulated, highly virtuosic, and nuanced.
only for flowing cantabile melodies.
only for solos.
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 flute’s clearest and most usable orchestral register is its…
What is the standard lowest note of a piccolo?
Written B below Middle C, sounding an octave higher.
Written Middle C, sounding an octave higher.
Written D above Middle C, sounding an octave higher.
Written D above Middle C, sounding an octave lower.
Alto flute transposition reads a perfect fourth higher than sounding notes. True or false?
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 oboe’s best and most poetic register…
should be limited from G in the treble staff to G above it.
may reach all the way from D below the staff to B-flat 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.
What is the minimum amount of wind players in a standard orchestra?
three players with the third always playing an auxiliary wind instrument.
The bass oboe models in order of low pitch range (lowest first) are…
lupophone, Heckelphone, and baritone oboe.
baritone oboe, Heckelphone, and lupophone.
baritone oboe, lupophone, and Heckelphone.
Heckelphone, baritone oboe, and lupophone.
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