Follow the links for our current opening hours
Barbican (Tel:0207 588 9242)
Kensington (Tel:0207 589 9054)

Click & Collect orders and Local pick up are available from both stores.

Get ready for Back To School
with new ideas for the new School Term

Click here for the latest delivery options
for your order
The 10% students and teachers
discount is available.

Visit our Digital Download site
to get Choral and Solo
Instrumental music instantly.

How to Build an Orchestra



In stock. Usually ships in 24hrs.

Click & Collect

Available from Kensington Chimes


Find out what makes up an orchestra and learn about its different instruments with this beautifully illustrated book, produced in association with the London Symphony Orchestra.

This wonderfully illustrated story follows a conductor who is auditioning each instrument for his orchestra. With accompanying CDs and downloadable music, follow our conductor on his journey and discover the beautiful music of an orchestra.

With pictograms of a full-size symphony orchestra and information on all of the music featured, as well as a foreword by Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director of the LSO, this is the must-have book on the orchestra and its instruments for children aged 7+. From the creative team behind the accompanying series A Little Book of the Orchestra.

Additional Product Information

How to Build an Orchestra
  • Composer/Author: Auld, Mary
  • Format: Book with CD & Online Audio
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 48
  • Contents:
    • 1: Meet the Conductor
    • 2: The Auditions
    • 3: Strings and Bows
    • 4: Woodwind Colours
    • 5: The Sound of Brass
    • 6: Bang! Crash! Percussion!
    • 7: And Finally ...
    • 8: Rehearsals
    • 9: The Big Night
    • 10: A Symphony Orchestra
    • 11: About the Music
    • 12: Glossary
    • 13: Index

Stock Availability

Academy Chimes Barbican Chimes Kensington Chimes
9781526309839 9781526309839 Academy Chimes 0 in stock 9781526309839 Barbican Chimes 0 in stock 9781526309839 Kensington Chimes 3 in stock


Please login to review this product

This item currently has no reviews.

Sign up for News & Offers