I. The Great Pyramid (Giza, Egypt; 3000 B.C.); II. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Babylon, Iraq; 689 B.C.); III. The Statue of Zeus in the Great Temple of the Sacred Grove (Olympia, Greece; 437 B.C.); IV. The Colossus of Rhodes (Rhodes, Greece; 280 B.C.); V. The Temple of Artemis, the Mother Goddess (Ephesus, Turkey; 360 B.C.); VI. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Halicarnassus, Turkey; 353 B.C.); VII. The Pharos of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt; 270 B.C.)
The standard, accepted order of instrumentation for large ensembles: fl.ob.cl.bsn - hn.tpt.trbn.tba - perc - other - vlnI.vlnII.vla.vlc.db - tape, or electronics. Saxophones appear between clarinet and bassoon.
All other scorings (less than 8 instruments) are listed in full.
When an instrument is listed in parentheses, then this instrument is doubled. "guitar (=electric guitar)" means that the guitarist plays an acoustic, as well as an electric guitar. In an orchestral setting, "1(I=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).1" would resolve to: 1 flute (also playing piccolo), 2 oboes (second oboe also playing cor anglais), 2 clarinets (second clarinet also playing bass clarinet), 1 bassoon. If there is an extra instrument, which is not doubled, then this is expressly written out, e.g. "1(I=picc).2.corA.2.bcl.1.dbn", which unravels to: 1 flute (also playing piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 double bassoon.
Solo instruments in a concerto or chamber setting are written out in front of the ensemble instruments: guitar - 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 - perc - strgs.
National Endowment for the Arts Collaborative Fellowship
San Francisco, Yerba Buena Theatre, 20 January 1998: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players