an alloy of about 75 percent copper, 2 percent aluminum, small amounts of other elements, and the balance zinc.
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What is the difference between a philharmonic and a symphony?
A philharmonic is a symphony orchestra or the group that supports it. A symphony is a large orchestra. An orchestra is a large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, and percussion instruments. So, philharmonic and symphony orchestra are synonymous. Philharmonic comes from Greek words meaning ‘love of harmony’ and in this instance is a colloquial shortening of “philharmonic society” or “philharmonic orchestra.” The term only dates back to …
Origin of aluminum brass
First recorded in 1905–10
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