Video – Doubling Orchestral Instruments

A short video demonstrating the sound of doubling, in unison, various combinations of instruments. I thought this video would make a useful reference. The instrument combinations demonstrated in the video are:

Brass & Woodwinds

  • Trumpet + Oboe -or- Flute -or- Clarinet
  • French Horn + Clarinet -or- Bassoon
  • Trombone + Bassoon -or- Bass Clarinet
  • Tuba + Bassoon

Woodwinds & Strings

  • Violins + Oboe -or- Flute -or- Piccolo
  • Violas + Oboe -or- English Horn -or- Clarinet -or- Bassoon
  • Cellos + Clarinet -or- Bass Clarinet -or- Bassoon
  • Double Bass + Bassoon -or- Bass Clarinet

Strings & Brass

  • Violins + Trumpets
  • Violas + French Horn
  • Cellos + French Horn
  • Cellos & Double Bass + Trombone & Tuba

Strings & Woodwinds & Brass

  • Violins + Oboes + Trumpets
  • Violas + Clarinets + French Horns

Doubling Orchestral Instruments (by Global Composers Network)

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