Each key plays a different sound. The bigger the key, the longer the sound. Try playing different keys together to layer up the sounds in a way you like Tap each key to start the sound. Tap it again to stop the sound.
Explore the instruments of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Select an instrument shaded dark grey, and watch videos of LPO players introducing their instruments.
In 2019, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed and recorded Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.5, a huge piece for orchestra, which the composer wrote in 1901-2. You can find out more about Mahler’s Fifth Symphony (and in particular its famous Adagietto) in our Listening Guide. This ‘Play along’ activity features a waltz tune from the third movement
When we visited Athol House in July 2019, we used a piece of music by French composer Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957), called Songs of the Auvergne, as our project inspiration. Joseph Canteloube was born in the Auvergne region of France, and his most famous pieces are the Songs of the Auvergne, which he wrote over seven