GCSE Music: Instruments in an Orchestra

All the sections of a typical orchestra and the instruments in them.

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Strings

Instruments in the strings section:

  • violin
  • viola
  • cello (violoncello)
  • double bass (contrabass)
  • harp
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Woodwind

Instruments in the woodwind section:

  • flute
  • piccolo
  • oboe
  • cor anglais
  • clarinet
  • bass clarinet
  • bassoon
  • contra bassoon
  • saxophone
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Brass

Instuments in the brass section:

  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • french horn
  • tuba
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Percussion

Tuned instruments in the percussion section:

  • timpani (kettle drums)
  • xylophone
  • glockenspiel
  • maimba

Untuned instruments in the percussion section:

  • snare drums
  • cymbals
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