Peter & Wolf
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A Russian Fairy TaleStory 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
THE CHARACTERS Peter Wolf Bird Cat Duck Grandfather Hunters
PETER Peters character has a THEME. Peters theme is played by the VIOLIN. The violin belongs to the STRING family.
THE WOLF The wolf also has a THEME. The wolfs theme is played by the FRENCH HORN. The French Horn is a BRASS instrument.
THE BIRD The birds 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 ducks theme is played by the OBOE.
The oboe is a member of the WOODWIND family.
THE GRANDFATHER Peters 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 hunters theme is played by the exciting TYMPANI DRUMS. The tympani belongs to the PERCUSSION family.
Acknowledgements: Peter and the Wolf * music by Serge Prokofiev * story by Vladimir Vagin Amy Shealy December 2003