The Orchestral Spotlight

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Can you name the the featured instrument in the following orchestral passages?

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PieceInstrumentInfo
Stravinsky - The Rite of SpringPlays the opening solo
Ravel - BoleroRepeats a pattern throughout entire piece
Ravel - BoleroPlays the first occurence of the melody
Gershwin - Rhapsody in BlueSoloist
Berlioz - Harold in Italy SymphonySoloist
Ravel - Piano Concerto for the Left HandPlays the opening solo (Hint: It's NOT the piano!)
Saint Saens - Carnival of the AnimalsMovement - The Elephant
Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The NutcrackerOpening Melody
PieceInstrumentInfo
Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraBetween the Double Bass and French Horn passages
Lalo - Symphonie EspagnoleSoloist
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'2nd Movement - First to play the main melody
Stravinsky - The Firebird SuiteThe Finale opens with a solo by this instrument
Tchaikovsky - 1812 OvertureThis 'instrument' unique to this piece plays 16 notes in the well-known final section
Sousa - The Stars and Stripes ForeverPlays the solo in the first repeat of the trio
Mahler - Symphony No. 7The first movement opens with a notable solo by this instrument

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