Here is an introduction to the Orchestra using the soundtrack from Young Persons Guide by Benjamin Britten. Click on the image for the animation. The animation plays each part when you click on instruments. There is also a drag and drop game and fill in the blanks for each section. It takes me back to the time when I played in Gloucester Youth Orchestra as lead EEb Tuba.
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34, was written by Benjamin Britten in 1946 with a subtitle “Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell”. The work is one of the best-known pieces by the composer, and is one of the three popularly used scores in children’s music education, together with Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
If you cannot view as a flash animation, I have zipped up all the sources files so you can download and play locally….Orchestra (zip file)
Also if you need a “local flash” player, pick the “projector” and install on your local PC and play the SWF directly. Everything will load from there.
Here are three examples of my own paintings as the first post in this area..
Spain – This is a thickly based acrylic painting which took an age to dry. It is currently in Spain as a gift to a Spanish friend of mine when he got married. It was designed to capture the vivid colour of spain with a Salvador Dali / Henri- Matisse twist.
Animal – This painting started off an a computer generated image in MS Paint on Windows 3.1. I liked it so much I painted it on board in primary acrylic colours. It is now my logo for the website and Animated Science!
Reflections – This painting was inspired by my techincal drawing lessons. I wanted to look at the idea of a refection of a shape which is subdivided. I used a board which my art teacher gave me which curved a lot in the end!