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Choral Definitions and Abbreviations

Accompaniment CDs

ShowTrax CD - includes a full performance of the primary voicing and an accompaniment only track

VoiceTrax CD - includes a full performance of the primary voicing, accompaniment only and part-predominant tracks for each voice part of each voicing

ChoirTrax CD - includes a full performance of the primary voicing and an accompaniment only track

Choral Instrumental Abbreviations

In some publications orchestral instrumentation appears in score order as follows:

flute, oboe, clarinet, sax, bassoon/horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/percussion/harp, keyboard/ violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, doublebass)

For instance, (20101/2211/2/10/88422) would indicate 2 flutes, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 2 percussion parts, 1 harp, 8 violin 1, 8 violin 2, 4 viola, 2 cello, 2 doublebass.

For further assistance, please emailchoral@halleonard.com.

acl
alto clarinet
afl
alto flute
asx
alto saxophone

 

b
bass
bar
baritone
barsx
baritone saxophone
bcl
bass clarinet
bd
bass drum
bgtr
bass guitar
bn
bassoon
bsx
baritone saxophone
btbn
bass trombone

 

cbn
contrabassoon
cel
celesta
chm
chimes
cl
clarinet
cym
cymbals

 

db
double bass
dm
drum

 

ebcl
E-flat clarinet
egtr
electric guitar

 

fl
flute
flg
flugelhorn
flu
flugelhorn
gtr
guitar

 

hn
horn
hp
harp
hpd
harpsichord

 

ob
oboe
org
organ

 

perc
percussion
pic
piccolo

 

sc
score
sd
snare drum
ssx
soprano saxophone
syn
synthesizer

 

tamb
tambourine
tba
tuba
tbn
trombone
timp
timpani
tpt
trumpet
tsx
tenor saxophone

 

va
viola
vc
cello
vn
violin

 

xy
xylophone
xyl
xylophone