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The Orchestra

By Touch Press

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*** As featured in Apple ads ***
*** Winner of the 2013 Creative Communication RPS Music Award ***

Rediscover classical music with the groundbreaking app, The Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.

The app allows real-time selection of multiple video and audio tracks, along with an automatically synchronised score and dynamic graphical note-by-note visualisation of each piece as it is played.. The result is an immersive environment for exploring the music and all the instruments of the orchestra.


The features:

• Multi-camera, multi-track performances of eight pieces with automatically synchronised full score, curated score, or simplified representation.
• Mesmeric synchronised BeatMap highlights each and every note played on a graphical representation of the orchestra.
• Optional audio and/or subtitle commentaries on every piece from both the conductor and the players.
• Discover how each instrument works, and read, watch and hear the musicians themselves explain their role in the orchestra.
• Insightful text on the pieces, composers and instruments specially written by Mark Swed, music critic of the LA Times.
Stunning fully interactive video playback allows complete real-time control of the iPad screen in both landscape and portrait orientation.


The music:

• Haydn: Symphony No 6
• Beethoven: Symphony No 5
• Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
• Debussy: Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune
• Mahler: Symphony No 6
• Stravinsky: The Firebird
• Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
• Salonen: Violin Concerto



English, 日本語 (Japanese), Deutsch, Français


The Orchestra is created by Touch Press (the people behind The Elements, The Waste Land and Disney Animated) in partnership with Rite Digital and Music Sales.

Touch Press’ music apps – The Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and The Liszt Sonata – won the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Music Award for Creative Communication.


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What's New in Version 1.3.1

Minor bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Not as advertised

This app is not what is shown to us in the trailer. The trailer show Esa creating music using a mixer to create and alter notes on the page. This app is not that at all. Is only lets you watch videos along with the pre installed music compositions and want you to buy more. The video trailer is completely misleading. I want my money back.

Very good for my class

I was hoping to be able to write music

I made the same mistake

I thought this was the app on the commercial, but it isn't, you can't write music on this one the app I was looking for is notion
I want a refund!

The Orchestra
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Jul 03, 2014
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 1.97 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
  • Seller: Touch Press LLP

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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