Orchestration Test 2

  1. Ranges and transpositions: Flute
    C4-D7, D4-Bb6, no transposition
  2. Ranges and transpositions: Piccolo
    D4-C7, G4-A6, sounding an octave higher
  3. Ranges and transpositions: Oboe
    Bb3-A6, C4-D6, no transposition
  4. Ranges and transpositions: English Horn
    B3-G6, B3-D6, sounding a 5th lower
  5. Ranges and transpositions: Bb Clarinet
    E3-C7, E3-G6, sounding M2 lower
  6. Ranges and transpositions: Bass Clarinet (for treble and bass clef conventions)
    Eb2-G5, Eb2-E5, sounding M2 lower bass, M9 lower treble
  7. Ranges and transpositions: Bassoon
    Bb1-Eb5, Bb1-Bb4, no transposition
  8. Ranges and transpositions: Contrabassoon
    Bb1-Bb4, Bb1-Eb4, sounding an octave lower
  9. Ranges and transpositions: Tenor Saxophone
    Bb3-F6, sounding M9 lower
  10. Ranges and transpositions: Alto Saxophone
    Bb3-F6, sounding M6 lower
  11. Ranges and transpositions: Baritone Saxophone.
    Bb3-F6, sounding octave and M6 lower
  12. Names of four instruments in the flute family.
    flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo
  13. Names of two instruments in the oboe family.
    oboe, english horn
  14. Names of four instruments in the clarinet family.
    Bb clarinet, A clarinet, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet
  15. Names of two instruments in the bassoon family.
    bassoon, contrabassoon
  16. Names of four instruments in the saxophone family.
    Soprano, alto, tenor, bari saxophone
  17. The most valuable talent of the piccolo.
    Its ability to add a brilliant edge to a melodic line
  18. Double and triple tonguing instruments
    flute, alto flute
  19. The instrument of which Kennan says “is something of a temperamental prima donna”.
  20. The instrument of which Kennan says “its characteristic quality is a relatively neutral one that is apt to be largely absorbed by any other orchestral color it is doubled with.”
  21. According to Kennan the instrument which is, of all woodwind instruments, the most sensitive in the matter of dynamic range and control.
  22. The more commonly used instrument between the Bb Clarinet and the A Clarinet.
  23. Piccolo registers
    • D5-B5 weak, breathy
    • C6-C7 brighter, stronger
    • D7-G7 brilliant, powerful
    • A7-C8 piercing
  24. Flute registers
    • C4-B4 weak, breathy
    • C5-C6 brighter, stronger
    • D6-A6 brilliant, powerful
    • Bb6-D7 piercing
  25. Alto flute registers
    • C4-B4 attractive but easily covered
    • C5-C6 brighter, stronger
    • D6-A6 less characteristic
    • B6-C7 shrill, little use
  26. Oboe registers
    • Bb3-Db4 thick
    • D4-G5 reedy, sweet
    • A5-Eb6 thinner, less characteristic
    • E6-A6 apt to be pinched
  27. English horn registers
    • B3-G4 reedy, intense
    • A4-G5 reedy, mellow
    • A5-G6 thinner, less characteristic
  28. Eb clarinet registers
    • E3-B4 neutral, inflexible coloristically
    • C5-D6 brighter
    • E6-C7 shrill
  29. Clarinet registers
    • E3-D4 dark
    • E4-B4 neutral
    • C5-C6 bright, clear
    • D6-G6 shrill
    • Ab6-C7 very difficult
  30. Bass clarinet registers
    • Eb2-D3 dark, rich
    • E3-B3 full, reedy
    • C4-C5 brighter, less characteristic
    • D5-G5 strained, "white"
  31. Bassoon registers
    • Bb1-Bb2 dark, full
    • C3-C4 neutral
    • D4-Bb4 thin, but intense
    • B4-Eb5 pinched
  32. Contrabassoon registers
    • Bb1-Bb2 thick, dark
    • C3-C4 neutral
    • D4-Bb4 seldom used
  33. Names of the clarinet registers
    • Chalumeau - bottom octave
    • Middle - E4-C5
    • Clarion - C5 and up
  34. Whether or not it is easy to play pianissimo in the very bottom few notes of the bassoon
    Not easy
  35. The minimum constitution of the woodwind section in a professional orchestra.
    2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, plus any other as needed
  36. How to designate which instruments play when two are written on the same staff.
    Either indicate it with a small number above the staff or by providing stems in the direction of the desired instrument and rests in the other part
  37. The notation for tonguing, slurring, soft tonguing, flutter-tonguing.
    nothing, slur lines, slur with dots, 3 lines through stem OR just the word flutter tonguing
  38. The meaning of fp or sfp.
    start with a strong attack and then reduce volume immediately
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Orchestration Test 2