You need wonder no longer about what to call groups of musicians

You need wonder no longer about what to call groups of musicians

A question that has plagued humankind for centuries has now been answered

If you’ve ever sat up late at night and wondered, what do you call groups of musicians? You need wonder no longer about what to call groups of musicians. The answer for each orchestral musician follows.

Feel free to use these terms when next conversing with an orchestra member, I’m sure they will have heard them all before, but expect the response to be a short and sharp reply.

A Bagatelle of Bassoonists
A Cadence of Clarinettists
A Chamber of Celloists
A Cori Spezzati of Cor Anglaisists
A Counterpoint of Conductors
A Drone of Double Bassists
A Flat of Flautists
A Fourth of French Hornists
A Glissando of Glockenspielists
A Melody of Harpers
An Obbligato of Oboists
A Parody of Percussionists
A Pipe of Piccoloists
A Tabernacle of Tubists
A Tablature of Tamborineists
A Tempo of Timpanists
A Trill of Trianglists
A Trump of Trumpeters
A Tutti of Trombonists
A Vibrato of Violinists
A Virtuoso of Violists
A Vivace of Vibraphonists
A Zither of Xylophonists

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