Episode of Series “We Make Music”.
James Blades demonstrates the orchestral instruments of percussion - other than timpani - which are capable of melody as opposed to pure rhythm. the xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, tubular bells and tuned gongs emerge in detail as vital parts of the modern orchestra and dance band.
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Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music - Instruction and study
Music & Performing Arts → Melody
Music & Performing Arts → Music
Music & Performing Arts → Music - Instruction and study
Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments
Music & Performing Arts → Percussion instruments
Short films → Short films - Great Britain
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)