cor anglais, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, horn (2), trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, harp (amplified), grand piano, steel drum, percussion (3)
Explanation of the instrumentation string
|Abbreviation||Instrument||Guitar(s) and other plucked instruments|
|gtr (ampl.)||amplified guitar|
|dbcl||contrabass clarinet (or double bass clarinet)|
|dbn||contrabassoon (or double bassoon)|
|prep pft||prepared piano|
|db||double bass (or contra bass)|
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 - 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 - perc - strgs.
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