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Sibelius - Instruments - Software Guide to Orchestral and Band Instruments
B&H# SII MFR# 9910-42517-00
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Instruments from Sibelius is an interactive software encyclopedia of musical instruments and how they combine to form bands, orchestras and ensembles. It includes complete information on every orchestral and band instrument, with full details of their characteristics, how to write for them, and hundreds of high-quality recordings.

The software also explains about different orchestras (both historical and modern), bands and ensembles, including their development and repertoire. Sound examples of each are provided. With its extensive quiz to test what's been learned, Instruments is ideal for schools, colleges, universities, teachers, students, composers and arrangers.

Complete information on over fifty instruments, from alto clarinet to xylophone
Over twenty types of band, orchestra and ensemble, from string quartet to marching band
Provides instrumental writing and playing techniques such as range, bowing, mutes, glissandi, harmonics, mallets and multiphonics
Lesson plans, student assignments and recommended listening
Includes quiz with five-hundred listening and general questions
System Requirements
Mac OS 8.6 or later (including OS X)
32MB RAM (128MB for OS X)
170MB hard disk space
CD ROM Drive
PC Pentium or faster
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/NT4
32MB RAM or more (128MB for Windows 98SE/Me)
170MB hard disk space
CD ROM Drive