Orchestras and Ensembles
Instruments of the Modern Orchestra
By the 1700s, other instruments that were designed soon took over the role of previous instruments. Wind instruments such as bassoons, flutes and oboes were paired. By the 19th century, instruments in the brass and percussion sections grew, as did the string section.
Instruments of the Early Orchestra
The 1600s to the 1700s saw the development of string and wind instruments that soon replaced its early form. Musical instruments of the early orchestra include the following.
Marching Band Instruments
Profiles of musical instruments used in marching bands.
Jazz Musical Instruments
Image gallery of musical instruments used in jazz music.
Definition, sizes and types of ensembles.