Abbreviations

acc Accordion
ad lib Ad libitum
afl Alto flute
anon Anonymous(ly)
arec Alto (treble) recorder
arr Arrangement, arranged by/for
asax Alto saxophone
A-solo Alto voice
audience Audience
bagpipes Bagpipes
barsax Baritone saxophone
Bar-solo Baritone voice
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
bcl Bass clarinet
bdm Bass drum
bfl Bass flute
bgui Bass guitar
bn Bassoon
bodh Bodhrán
bon Bongos
brec Bass recorder
B-solo Bass voice
bthn Basset horn
btrn Bass trombone
ca Cor Anglais
cbcl Contra bass clarinet
cel Celeste
cimb Cimbalon
cl Clarinet
cnt Cornet
cntr Cantor
cong Congregation
crl Carillon
crot Crotales
Ct-solo Counter tenor
cvd Clavichord
cvs Claves
cym Cymbal
db Double bass
dbn Double bassoon
div. Divisi
dmkit Drum kit
ecl E flat clarinet
efl Electric Flute
egui Electric guitar
electronics Electronics
eorg Electric organ
euph Euphonium
female voice Female voice
fgh Flugel horn
fl Flute
gamelan Gamelan
glock Glockenspiel
gui Guitar
harmonium Harmonium
high voice High voice
hn Horn
hpd Harpsichord
hrp Harp
hrp [Irish] Irish harp
kbd Keyboard
live electronics Live electronics
low voice Low voice
lu Lute
male voice Male voice
mand Mandolin
mar Marimba
medium voice Medium voice
mel Melodica
Mez-solo Mezzo soprano voice
MS Manuscript (unpublished facsimile)
No. Number
ob Oboe
obbl Obbligato
obda Oboe d'amore
Op. Opus
opt. Optional
orch Orchestra, orchestral
org Organ
OTC Opera Theatre Company
OUP Oxford University Press
perc Percussion
pf Piano
picc Piccolo
pipes Pipes
qnt Quintet
qt Quartet
rec Recorder
rev. Revised
sax Saxophone
sdm Side drum
speaker Speaker
srec Soprano (descant) recorder
ssax Soprano saxophone
S-solo Soprano voice
str Strings
synth Synthesiser
tamb Tambourine
tape Tape
tbells Tubular bells
tdm Tenor drum
thn Tenor horn
timp Timpani
tin whistle Tin whistle
tom Tom toms
tpt Trumpet
trans Translation, translated by
trb Trombone
treble instr. Treble instrument
trec Tenor recorder
tsax Tenor saxophone
T-solo Tenor voice
tuba Tuba
UE Universal Edition
uilpipes Uilleann pipes
va Viola
vadg Viola da Gamba
vc Cello
vib Vibraphone
vn Violin
voice Voice
Vol Volume
ww Woodwind
xyl Xylophone

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