Classical music - Terms and Instruments Quiz
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In what section of the orchestra does a piano belong?
The word "crescendo" is often misused, but what does it really mean?
a climax of sound
gradual decrease in volume
gradual increase in volume
consistent loud noise
What does the leader of an orchestra do?
principal first violin
With which woodwind instrument does a pipe organ have most in common?
Orchestral parts often have German names printed on them. What is a fagotto?
whip (percussion instrument)
Which composer was known as the Red Priest (might be said to be Seasonal)?
A famous violin piece is Air on a G string but (starting from the lowest) which string is this?
Which composer may have written 104 symphonies (though no-one's quite sure exactly how many)?
Andrew Lloyd Webber
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