cor anglais

replace every vowel in the orchestra with oob and you get the


featuring the

dooboobbloob boobss

coobr oobnglooboobs



boobss droobm
toobboobloobr booblls

and dont forget the soobxoobphoobnoob

Orchestra According to the Trumpets

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Piccolo: screech trumpet

Flute: basic white trumpet

Oboe: duck trumpet

Cor anglais: big duck trumpet

Bassoon: even bigger duck trumpet

Clarinet: squeaky trumpet

Trumpet: the best. Created by God himself. The gem of the entire orchestra

Trombone: slidey trumpet

French horn: get-your-hand-out-my-ass trumpet

Tuba: I-V, v v low trumpet

Euphonium: what

Violin: screech trumpet but with strings

Viola: firewood trumpet

Cello: ooft trumpet. ooft

Double bass: stringy I-V trumpet

Percussion: smacky bangy trumpet. Loud like trumpet. friendly

Instrument Asks

Violin - Are you a perfectionist?
Viola - What makes you different?
Cello - Favourite place to be?
Double Bass - How do you like to relax?
Acoustic Guitar - What instruments do you play?
Electric Guitar - Do you experience synesthesia?
Electric Bass - What do you want to study?
Electric Cello - Favourite composer?
Electric Violin - Have you ever been in a musical/play?
Harp - Favourite piece you’ve played?
Ukulele - Are you a good performer?
Sitar - Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Balalaika - Do you enjoy playing sports?
Mandolin - Who inspires you?

Piccolo - Describe your personality
Flute - Have you ever gone overseas?
Oboe - Favourite kind of weather?
Cor Anglais - Introvert, ambivert, or extrovert?
Clarinet - How much time do you spend online?
Bass Clarinet - Favourite item of clothing?
Bassoon - Do you enjoy online shopping?
Contrabassoon - Are you brave?
Bass Flute - Can you dance?
Soprano Saxophone - How many times have you broken a bone?
Alto Saxophone - Have you ever pulled an all nighter?
Tenor Saxophone - Favourite film?
Baritone Saxophone - Describe your dream bedroom

French Horn - Where are you from?
Mellophone - Favourite musical?
Trumpet - What makes you happy?
Slide Trumpet - Do you like being outdoors?
Cornet - Favourite genre of music?
Flugelhorn - How do you feel about your past?
Bugle - Would you ever join the army?
Trombone - Describe your dream meal
Valve Trombone - Do you suffer from imposter syndrome?
Bass Trombone - Are you reliable?
Tenor Horn - What do you aspire to be?
Baritone Horn - Do you have perfect pitch?
Euphonium - Favourite food?
Sousaphone - Who is your hero?
Tuba - How/Why did you join Tumblr?

Melodica - Do people consider you annoying?
Harmonica - What makes you laugh?
Accordion - Favourite Tumblr blog?
Air Horn - Are you good with kids?
Ocarina - Do you know how to do CPR?
Whistle - Favourite smell?
Slide Whistle - What TV shows have you binge-watched?
Didgeridoo - Tell a funny story!
Recorder - How well did you do in school?

Xylophone - Do you like classical music?
Marimba - What’s your ringtone?
Glockenspiel - Are you talkative?
Bongos - Can you jumpstart a car?
Wood Block - Describe your dream house
Snare Drum - Favourite colour?
Bass Drum - Would you want to be able to read minds?
Timpani - Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Gong - Are you a loud or soft person?
Triangle - Could you imagine being the President/Prime Minister?
Steel Drum - Favourite season?

Orchestra Instruments according to trumpets

Violins - tune hoggers, they play all the fun stuff you know you’d get to play if it was band, but pretty decent when you get to know them.

Second violins - cute smol violins, shyer and less full of themselves but don’t know how to tune #sorrynotsorry

Violas - are they even instruments? Very cute awkward people who get very defensive over their instrument and abilities.

Cellos - may as well be gods. Backbone of the orchestra. Very sexy. Much love for cellos. Cello = bae.

Double Basses - weird. DBs are some of the weirdest people I’ve ever met but you have to love them they’re jokes.

Oboes - look very awkward when playing a tuning note. Cute lil ducks. They won’t talk to you first.

Cor Anglais (english horn) - what even are they. Never actually met any but I’d imagine they’re like geese.

Bassoons - big daddy ducks. Always talking about reeds. Quirky but cool.

Flutes - either a complete bitch or the loveliest person you’ll ever meet. Very music. Much flutter. Love chromatics.

Clarinets - hella awkward or hella jokes. Much intersectional banter. Play cool twiddly bits or semibreves the whole time.

Saxophones - gtfo. No one invited them into the orchestra. Now fuck off. Go one. Off you fuck. Hipster cool honk machines though.

Trombones - slidey widey fun times. Coolest crew in the orchestra. Most likely instrument to turn up high (except for maybe percussion).

French horns - curly wurly smol tubas. Exceptionally smol mouthpieces. Weird and cool. Good at making trumpets jealous because John Williams exists and gives them all the solos.

Tubas - wolf pack. Huff puff machines. Lungs of steel. Crave solos but complain when they get one.

Trumpets - QUEENS. Too cool for all of you. Like talking all the time. Either have egos the size of a planet of the size of an amoeba but pretend. Think they are the coolest section. Are the coolest section.

Percussion - v attractive people. Always down to chill. Cool kids.

Aight I'm going to redo this orchestra post listen up
  • Violin I: BEHOLD. I can lean forwards and backwards repeatedly while moving my bow dramatically up and down some strings.
  • Violin II: *trying to copy Violin I but failing*
  • Viola: usually looks very comfortable and content. Generally satisfied.
  • Cello: Angst. Pain. Despair. And that's just the opening chord. Get ready for a bumpy ride into 5th position on the A string my friends.
  • Double Bass: tries to pluck strings harder in pizzicato so as to be heard. Fails. Cries.
  • Clarinet: looks confused but that's probably because they have a stick in their mouth
  • Oboes/Cor Anglais: Swears at their reed a lot. Looks like they have constipation permanently.
  • Bassoon: Jolly. Enjoys laughing.
  • Flute: *prances around meadows with pixies* or at least that's what the drugs they're taking are showing them
  • Trumpet: cocky lil shit I ain't even gon give you a funny one
  • Trombone: ayyyyyyy slidey slidey funtubes
  • Horns: Beautiful. Pure. Shouldn't be seated near the Brass, Mr School Orchestra Conductor. Edumacate yourself.
  • Saxophones: get out you are not merging with this orchestra
  • Percussion: probably has anger issues, I mean they hit things for a living
  • Piano: "What are all these other instruments doing here when you could have just me?"
  • Celeste: *eye twitch*
Instruments in Italian

Originally posted by kazuyamishima

Gli strumenti musicali - musical instruments

L’orchestra - the orchestra

Gli strumenti a corda - string(ed) instruments

  • il violino - violin
  • la viola - viola
  • il violoncello - cello
  • il contrabbasso - double bass
  • l’arpa - harp
  • la chitarra - guitar
  • il basso - bass
  • il mandolino - mandolin

Gli strumenti a fiato - wind instruments

  • l’armonica - harmonica
  • la cornamusa - bagpipe

I legni - woodwinds

  • il flauto traverso - western concert flute/transverse flute
  • l’ottavino - piccolo
  • l’oboe - oboe
  • il corno inglese - English horn/Cor anglais
  • il clarinetto - clarinet
  • il fagotto - bassoon
  • il sassofono/sax - saxophone
  • il flauto - flute/recorder

Gli ottoni - brass instruments

  • la tromba - trumpet
  • il corno - horn
  • il trombone - trombone
  • la tuba - tuba

Gli strumenti a percussione - percussion instruments

  • i timpani - timpani
  • le percussioni - percussion
  • la grancassa - bass drum
  • il tamburo - drum
  • i piatti - cymbal
  • la batteria - drum kit
  • il triangolo - triangle
  • lo xilofono - xylophone
  • la campana - bell
  • le nacchere - castanets

Gli strumenti a tastiera - keyboard instruments

  • il pianoforte - piano
  • la celesta - celesta
  • l’organo - pipe organ
  • la fisarmonica - accordion

Gli strumenti elettrici- electronic instruments

  • il sintetizzatore - synthesizer
  • il campionatore - sampler
  • la batteria elettronica - electronic drum
  • la drum machine - drum machine

Austin Wintory - Monaco - What’s Yours Is Mine (Cover)

Rearranged featuring Oboe and English horn :)


cordes (strings) : 

a piano : un piano / a keyboard : un piano électronique / un synthé(tiseur) / harpsichord : un clavecin / organ : un orgue / a guitar : une guitare (sèche or électrique) / a bass : une basse / une harpe / a violin : un violon / a cello : un violoncelle / a double bass : une contrebasse / un luth / une mandoline / hurdy gurdy : une vielle à roue

vents : 

woodwinds : les vents / un saxophone / un basson / une clarinette / une clarinette basse / a recorder : une flûte à bec / a transverse flute : une flûte traversière / oboe : un hautbois / english horn : un cor anglais / un accordéon / un harmonica  ; brass : les cuivres / une trompette / un tuba / un trombone / horn : un cor / hunting horn : un cor de chasse / bugle : un clairon / voices : les voix / les soprano, mezzo-soprano, altos, ténors, barytons, basses

percussions :

drums : une batterie / snare drum : une caisse claire / big drum : une grosse caisse / une cymbale / kettledrum : une timbale / un triangle / un tambourin / un xylophone / un djembé

neck (of a guitar) : un manche / string : une corde / tuning peg : une cheville / fret : un sillet / bridge : un chevalet / bow : un archet / drumstick : une baguette / pedal : une pédale

Originally posted by wtfdrums

score : une partition / musical note : une note de musique / a b c d e f g : do ré mi fa sol la si / flat : un bémol / demi flat : semi-bémol / sharp : un dièse / a treble clef : une clé de sol / a bass clef : une clé de fa / alto clef : une clé d’ut / staff : une portée / space : un interligne / line : une ligne / scale : une gamme / pitch : un ton / bar : une barre de mesure / section bar : une double barre

stem : une hampe / note head : une tête de note / flag : une queue / time signature : un chiffrage / a quarter note : une noire / dotted note : une note pointée / half note : une blanche / whole note : une ronde / whole rest : une pause / a pause : un point d’orgue / a semiquaver : une double croche / a crotchet rest : un soupir (’a whisper’) / half tone : un demi-ton / repeat sign : une reprise / tenuto : un tiret / ligature : un phrasé / a natural : un bécarre / triplet : un triolet / common time : C / cut time : C barré… x (more)

une symphonie / une sonate / une ballade / une valse / une nocturne / un concerto / un prélude / une étude / une mazurka / un instrument / a conductor : un-e chef-fe d’orchestre / an orchestra : un orchestre / baton : une baguette

Originally posted by violin-aholic

Tolkien Characters as Orchestral Instruments
  • Strings: Elves (everyone else thinks they're divas but they are an integral part of an orchestra, whilst being able to stand alone).
  • Violin 1: Arwen (shines brightly over the orchestra)
  • Violin 2: Legolas (in the texture, hard-working and when accompanying, bouncing off the beats from the double bass...)
  • Viola: Elrond (in the heart of the sound, making everyone else sound amazing)
  • Cello: Aragorn (supportive role for the entire orchestra with occasional beautiful melodies that everyone wants to listen to)
  • Double Bass: Gimli(the percussion section of the strings, plodding along-also, imagine a dwarf playing the double bass xD)
  • Harp: Galadriel (not always there but when she is, you listen)
  • Woodwind: Hobbits and beings close to nature (not as in the limelight as strings/brass but they have very important solos that shape the mood of a piece)
  • Flute: Frodo (not the most obvious soloist but comes out of the texture with important melodies)
  • Piccolo: Merry & Pippin (supports the flute but sometimes is just a little too loud over the orchestra)
  • Oboe: Bilbo (Boboe :P) (tunes the orchestra-effectively starts the orchestra off; quirky with very occasional solos but usually in the background)
  • Cor anglais: Gollum (darker than the oboe, with haunting laments as solos but does not come out of the texture often)
  • Clarinet: Sam (literally sitting behind the flute, carrying the harmony as the melody from other instruments projects)
  • Bassoon: Radagast (can sound eerie or weirdly beautiful, usually supporting the woodwind and underpinning the bass line of the orchestra)
  • Bass clarinet: Fatty Bolger (not always aware that they are playing but a very necessary extension of the clarinet)
  • Brass: Men (loud and important)
  • Trumpet: Boromir (unapologetic and bold)
  • Trombone: Théoden (important but not as willing to be in the limelight)
  • Bass Trombone: Éomer (occasionally forgotten about but adds richness and depth to the section)
  • Tuba: Denathor II(underpins the section so has the power to mess up the section the orchestra, whilst not being immediately noticeable)
  • French horn: Éowyn and Faramir (sat on the other side of the orchestra from the brass, next to the woodwind and can support both sections; it doesn't solo often but when it does, no other instrument could do it justice)
  • Percussion: Dwarves (more in the background and doesn't usually team up with other sections but integral and will come to the forefront if necessary)
  • Timpani: Thorin (arguably most important percussion instrument for an orchestra)
  • Cymbals: Fíli & Kíli (loud, brash and sometimes exactly what you need)
  • Claves: Bifur (not easy to pick out of the sounds and just involves whacking)
  • Gong: Bombur (big, round and loud)
  • Tubular bells/chimes: Bofur (instrument with pitch but does own thing)
  • Xylophone/Marimba/Vibraphone: Balin (arguably most difficult/complicated instrument)
  • Bass drum: Dwalin (big and strong support)
  • Guiro: Nori (he is sneaky and you don't know he's there and nobody knows the name of this instrument, even though everyone likes it)
  • Castanets: Dori (he's fussy, prim and sharp)
  • Triangle: Ori (bright tone, trying to be a cymbal and highlights important moments)
  • Cowbell: Óin (shouts over the orchestra and his ear-trumpet looks a bit like one)
  • Tambourine: Glóin (a support to the section and sounds a bit like money, as he was the money keeper)
  • Misfits:
  • Recorder: Treebeard (was once very important but now does not fit into the orchestra unless very old music is being played)
  • Composer/bagpipes: Tom Bombadil (you could just imagine him coming on stage saying 'yeah this is my piece, I'm gonna improvise on the bagpipes')
  • Saxophone: Saruman (very charismatic, alone or with the support of brass but is out of place in the orchestra and can cause a disturbance in the texture)

Haydn - Symphony no.22 in Eb Major, “The Philosopher”

“Frog”, “Joke”, “Surprise”, “Dream”, “Farewell”…Haydn wrote an overwhelmingly large amount of music, and so I assume that all of these little nicknames were not only trying to be descriptive somehow, but also to help point out which works are significant enough to warrant more attention. Or maybe it was the audience trying to say the music is showing or expressing something more than just music, a proto-romantic gesture. I guess it depends on the individual pieces themselves. So what about this piece gave someone the idea of a philosopher? We aren’t exactly sure, apparently the name came up in one Italian edition of the score back in the 1790s. The assumption is that the title refers to the mood and character of the first movement, where the horns and cor anglais are calling and responding over a steady metronomic pulse in the strings. Like a philosopher talking out loud to himself to try and work through an argument. The subtle dissonances that carry the melody as it goes on once the strings make more of a melodic entrance help pull us forward in time. The next movement is a lively and fun dance, a contrast to the more contemplative opening. Because the first movement was the ‘slow movement’, we instead get a minuet. If it were used in a movie, it would be for a scene where characters are walking through the courtyards of a palace. The horns in the final movement give a sense of hunting music, and the presto reinforces a galloping adrenaline rush. Months ago I was interested in checking out Haydn’s symphonies but I didn’t think I could make myself go through all 104. Using articles, I tried to come through and find the ‘best’ ones to check out, and this symphony was in someone’s top 25 because of its opening movement. And I’m glass I’d listened to them, because the opening does feel like the graceful, almost otherworldly music that the classical era was full of. This recording by Marriner with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields takes the first movement a bit faster than Adagio, and so shortens the whole symphony to about 15 minutes, but I think the pace works.


1. Adagio

2. Presto

3. Menuet e Trio

4. Finale: Presto