Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten 1.0.1

Software ID: 229521
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten
Here is a fun and creative way to introduce young people to the joys of the orchestra and the thrill of music-making. This app is aimed at 711 year olds but will be enjoyed by much younger children and grandparents alike! It is also a great resource for the classroom. At the heart of the app is a new, complete recording of Benjamin Brittens The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder. The games and quizzes are an engaging way of becoming familiar with the music while learning about the instruments, musical terms and composition.


Features
- Full recording of Benjamin Brittens The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra
- Witty and vibrant illustrations by Sara Fanelli, and animations
- Specially devised games and quizzes to enhance an understanding of the music
- Beautifully produced scrolling short score based on Brittens original manuscript
- A new narration accompanying the music
- Entertaining videos of the performance and instrumentalists
- Simply and directly written sections on the instruments of the orchestra and Benjamin Brittens life
- Recordings of some of Brittens early works
- Archive photographs

The App includes:
The Active Score even if you dont read music, you can enjoy the patterns the notes make and see which instruments are playing as you listen to the orchestra. Or watch the video of the performance. Be your own narrator and read the commentary as the music plays!

The Aural Quiz how well do you know the instruments of the orchestr*

The Personality Quiz a light-hearted way of thinking about your personality and those of the different instruments. You may get an idea of which instrument you would like to play!

The Variation Game you can compose your own variations and get an idea of some of the choices a composer makes.

The Fugue Game introduces you to a musical form called a fugue and shows you how it works. You can create your own version of Brittens fugue by rearranging it in lots of different ways.

The Orchestra Pages provide a detailed look at the instruments of the orchestra. Listen and read about them. Meet the players from the Royal Northern College of Music and Sir Mark Elder.

The BB Pages find out about Benjamin Brittens life, his childhood and how he came to write The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. Enjoy the family snapshots and recordings of some of his earliest works.

This app was created to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Brittens birth by the Britten Pears Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Northern College of Music.

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