Y: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
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25. Y: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Composed by Benjamin Britten on a theme by Purcell, the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra manages to squeeze two of our best British composers into one piece. The theme is played first by the whole orchestra, and then passed around the instruments, section by section, until all the players have their own variation.