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Folk Alley Weekly (Series)

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Putting It Together: Words and Music and Musical Theater (Series)

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin (Series)

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EXP 19-50 E: Families of Instruments, Episode 5, 9/6/2019

From The WFMT Radio Network | Part of the Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin series | 58:59

Exploring_music_logo_small Modern orchestras comprise groups of instruments that are hit, plucked, blown, fingered, and bowed, in producing sound. For a conductor, achieving just the right tone, sonority, and even color from the score is a puzzle. As Bill says, “The score is like a big blueprint” the composer creates, which the conductor uses to assemble the sounds. This week’s programs will examine these scores from the top of the score where the higher woodwinds, violins and soloists live, down to the double-basses and contra-bassoon at the bottom. Episode 5 of 5.