voice (9), speaker, dancer/mime, children's chorus - keyed percussion orchestra, recorders, percussion (tuned and untuned), piano, guitars, violin or er-hu solo, strings
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 - 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 - perc - strgs.
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