Definition and background:
An instrumental ensemble ranging from forty to eighty musicians or more, consisting of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The modern concert band or symphonic band may include: WOODWINDS BRASS PERCUSSION Piccolo Flutes Oboes English horn * Eb Clarinets * BbClarinets Alto Clarinet Bass Clarinet Contrabass Clarinet * Alto Saxophones Tenor Saxophones Baritone Saxophone Bassoons Contrabassoon Horns Cornets Trumpets Flugelhorns * Trombones Baritone horns Euphoniums Tuba Bass Drum Snare Drum Crash Cymbals Tympani Pitched Percussion Unpitched Percussion Harp * String Bass * Piano * * This is an instrument not always found in a typical concert band or symphonic band. Occasionally parts are written for these instruments and the large amateur or professional band will try to be faithful to the composer's wishes. a band, consisting of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as double bass and saxophone. in Europe, often called a wind band or symphonic wind ensemble
Select from a letter above to find a music term in the Artopium index, or enter a music term below to search the entire index using Google Search.
This is a collection of over 7,000 music terms and definitions used for music theory, composition, instruments and more; a dictionary compiled by Artopium.com as a resource for all musicians everywhere, but especially for Artopium.com member artists. Artopium is a consignment website dedicated to promoting and selling the works of independent artists, musicians, filmmakers, fashion designers and authors from around the world. After looking up your music term and definition, if you have't already, please peruse the thousands of titles listed on Artopium by selecting from one of the categories above (Art, Music, Fashion, Video and Books). Or if you're an artist, sign up today for free and start selling your work immediately!
Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary