PETER & THE WOLF • A Russian Fairy Tale • Story was written as a ballet • Music was composed by Sergei Prokofiev • Introduces the families of the orchestra • Story has 7 characters • Each character is represented by a different musical instrument or theme
FAMILIES OF THE ORCHESTRA Woodwinds Percussion Brass Strings
THE CHARACTERS • Peter • Wolf • Bird • Cat • Duck • Grandfather • Hunters
PETER • Peter’s character has a THEME. • Peter’s theme is played by the VIOLIN. • The violin belongs to the STRING family.
THE WOLF • The wolf also has a THEME. • The wolf’s theme is played by the FRENCH HORN. • The French Horn is a BRASS instrument.
THE BIRD • The bird’s theme is played by a FLUTE. • The flute is a member of the WOODWIND family
THE CAT • The cat is sneaky. Her theme is played by the CLARINET. • The clarinet is a member of the WOODWIND family.
THE DUCK • The duck’s theme is played by the OBOE. • The oboe is a member of the WOODWIND family.
THE GRANDFATHER • Peter’s grandfather is old and moves very slow. • His theme is played by the BASSOON. • The bassoon is a member of the WOODWIND family.
THE HUNTERS • The hunter’s theme is played by the exciting TYMPANI DRUMS. • The tympani belongs to the PERCUSSIONfamily.
Acknowledgements:Peter and the Wolf * music by Serge Prokofiev * story by Vladimir VaginAmy Shealy December 2003 Enjoy "Peter and the Wolf"