concert band
(KON-surt band)


[Eng.]


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.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:

Holst: Suite No. 2 in F major for Band, I
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 34

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