Sonority is another word for timbre. The timbre or sonority of an instrument or voice is the colour, character or quality of sound it produces.
Which two instruments are used to start this piece by J.S. Bach?
Violin and recorder
Trumpet and oboe
Harpsichord and trumpet
What is the third instrument to start playing in this piece by J.S. Bach?
What is the fourth instrument to start playing in this piece by J.S. Bach?
What is the fifth instrument to start playing in this piece by J.S. Bach?
Which instrument in the piece from Holst's The Planets plays a long note with a crescendo?
The Planets, Gustav Holst
Which instrument is used in the repeated pattern at the beginning of this extract?
Listen to these extracts and select the instrument you hear
Which woodwind instrument plays the solo in this extract?
Which keyboard instrument plays the solo in this extract from Charpentier's Te Deum?
Which two of these voices are male voices?
Tenor and baritone
Alto and tenor
Soprano and alto
How many drums are normally played by a tabla player?