Sounding far better than me blowing across the top of a bottle, here is Bach's Minuet and Badinerie from his Suite in B Minor. See if you can spot the flute soloist swapping melodic ideas with the rest of the orchestra.

 

Virtuoso Oboist Nicholas Daniel plays a movement from Benjamin Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. In solos like this one you can really hear the instrument's expressive qualities.

 

Few players are as easy to identify as clarinettist Benny Goodman - performing here with his trio.

 

Another instrument that we don't hear on its own very often is the bassoon, which I think is a great shame. It is capable of some very elegant melodic playing.

 

Producing some of the most important jazz albums of the twentieth century, Miles Davis introduced whole new ways of playing the trumpet, unheard before this point.

 

Another very versatile instrument is the trombone. Using the slide allows the player great expressive control of the sound, making very subtle changes to note pitches.

 

One thing that brass instruments can do is play loud! And so when you have this many together in one place, you're going to be in for an impressive show. Bands like this play in support of college sports teams in the United States and lead the crowd in singing.

 

Flute

Sounding far better than me blowing across the top of a bottle, here is Bach's Minuet and Badinerie from his Suite in B Minor. See if you can spot the flute soloist swapping melodic ideas with the rest of the orchestra.

Oboe

Virtuoso Oboist Nicholas Daniel plays a movement from Benjamin Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. In solos like this one you can really hear the instrument's expressive qualities.

Benny Goodman

Few players are as easy to identify as clarinettist Benny Goodman - performing here with his trio.

Bassoon

Another instrument that we don't hear on its own very often is the bassoon, which I think is a great shame. It is capable of some very elegant melodic playing.

Miles Davis

Producing some of the most important jazz albums of the twentieth century, Miles Davis introduced whole new ways of playing the trumpet, unheard before this point.

Trombone

Another very versatile instrument is the trombone. Using the slide allows the player great expressive control of the sound, making very subtle changes to note pitches.

Brass Line Out

One thing that brass instruments can do is play loud! And so when you have this many together in one place, you're going to be in for an impressive show. Bands like this play in support of college sports teams in the United States and lead the crowd in singing.