Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony displayed the orchestra's qualities to the full, with rich soloistic playing by woodwind and brass sections, notably the horn solo in the slow movement and its imitation by oboe and strings.
The 40-piece band, led by flight lieutenant John Buckley RAAF, includes woodwind , brass, percussion and vocal ensembles.
The shortcomings of the Queensland Orchestra's woodwind and brass sections are widely discussed in arts circles.
striking passages for woodwind and brass
The entire woodwind and brass sections were all off stage!
It would be misleading to assert that a woodwind trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon) has a propensity for entertaining music rather than solid serious stuff.
The Waterloo Stage production loses some of the bigness of the musical numbers, however, by replicating the brass and woodwind instruments on a synthesizer.
I did also play in a woodwind orchestra, but the trumpet is very traditional and plays a big role in mining bands.
These charming songs exist in two different versions, the first for baritone and string quartet, and the second for tenor and woodwind quartet (oboe, cor anglais, clarinet and bassoon).
The same general comments apply equally well to other musical instrument capable of a sustained tone such as the woodwind and brass instruments.