Musical Instuments: Musical Sections: Woodwinds or Winds

The woodwind sections of orchestras and concert bands consist of woodwind instruments, and is one of the main sections of both ensembles.

They contain instruments given Hornbostel-Sachs classifications of 421 (edge-blown aerophones, commonly known generally as flutes) and 422 (reed aerophones), but excludes 423 (brass instruments).


Grant Llewellyn, conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales introduces the Woodwind section of the orchestra and the instruments that are within the Woodwind family.

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