The Orchestra

Author(s): Mark Rubin


The Orchestra, a non-fiction book for children, introduces musical instruments, basic musical concepts and the symphonic orchestra. The very straight-forward text is accompanied by playful, but accurate, drawings. A number of musical concepts are explored, among them harmony, tempo and dynamics. The role of the composer and conductor are explored and each musical instrument described. A subplot, apparent only through the illustrations, shows two children who wend their way through the orchestra's rehearsal, visiting the instrument families, and culminates in a full-dress concert. Comprehensive, but simple in its approach, the book combines solid information with an enjoyable format.


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Mark Rubin has produced a number of films and television shows for young children. Victor Feldbrill, conductor of the Toronto Symphony program for young children, has reviewed the text for accuracy. Alan Daniel has illustrated a number of books, among them Flying and Swimming Creatures and The Bait Chopper.

General Fields

  • : 9780920668993
  • : Firefly Books Ltd
  • : Firefly Books Ltd
  • : 241mm X 193mm X 3mm
  • : Canada
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Rubin
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : Alan Daniel
  • : 784
  • : 4-7
  • : 44
  • : Full-colour illustrations