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Glossary of Abbreviations

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Band/Orchestra
 
  MC March Card
  ORCH Full Orchestra
  SB Symphonic Band
  SET Score & Parts
  STR ORCH String Orchestra
 
Brass
 
  CORN Cornet
  EUPH Euphonium
  HN Horn
  TPT Trumpet
  TRBN Trombone
  TUBA Tuba
 
Keyboard
 
  2PF4HD 2 Pianos (4 hands)
  ACC Accordion
  ELEC KB Electric Keyboard
  EPP Easy Piano Pieces (series)
  HPD Harpsichord
  ORG Organ
  PF Piano
  PF4HD Piano Duet (4 hands)
  PVG Piano Vocal Guitar
 
Languages
 
  Dut Dutch
  Eng English
  Fin Finnish
  Fre French
  Ger German
  Hun Hungarian
  Ita Italian
  Jap Japanese
  Lat Latin
  Nea Neapolitan
  Por Portuguese
  Rus Russian
  Sla Slavonic
  Spa Spanish
  Swe Swedish
 
Miscellaneous
 
  # Sharp
  AB or ABRSM Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  b [e.g. Ebmaj] Flat [e.g. E flat major]
  BC Bass Clef
  BK Book
  CASS Cassette tape
  CD Compact Disc
  CD-Rom CD-Rom
  cm Centimetre
  DVD DVD
  H High
  HB Hardback
  in Inch
  L Low
  M Medium
  Maj Major
  Min Minor
  No Number
  Op Opus
  PB Paperback
  PTS Individual Instrumental Parts
  PVG Piano Vocal Guitar
  SET Score & Parts
  SMF Standard Midi File
  TC Treble Clef
  TCHR Teacher's Book
  VID Video (VHS cassette tape - PAL format)
  Vol Volume
  W+M Words & melody
 
Percussion
 
  GLOCK Glockenspiel
  MAR Marimba
  PERC Percussion
  Timp Timpani
  XYL Xylophone
 
Scores
 
  COLL ED Collected Edition
  CSC Choral Score
  FSC Full Score
  HPS Hawkes Pocket Score
  HSS Hawkes Score Series (=score + parts)
  MW Masterworks series (full size, high quality scores)
  ORCH CON SC Orchestral Conductor's Score
  PC Piano Conductor
  PSC Pocket Score
  STSC Study Score
  VSC Vocal Score
 
Strings
 
  4tet Quartet
  5tet Quintet
  DB Double Bass
  GTR Guitar
  HP Harp
  HRP Harp
  PVG Piano Vocal Guitar
  Qnt Quintet
  Qrt Quartet
  VLA Viola
  VLC Cello
  VLN Violin
 
Vocal
 
  A Alto
  B Bass
  CSC Choral Score
  HVCE High Voice
  LVCE Low Voice
  MHVCE Medium High Voice
  MLVCE Medium Low Voice
  MVCE Medium Voice
  MZ Mezzo Soprano
  PVG Piano Vocal Guitar
  S Soprano
  SSA 2 Soprano parts and 1 Alto
  T Tenor
  UNIS Unison voices
  VCE Voice
  VSC Vocal Score
 
Woodwind
 
  ASAX Alto Saxophone
  BN Bassoon
  BPIPE Bagpipe
  CL Clarinet
  DREC Descant Recorder
  FL Flute
  HARM Harmonica
  OB Oboe
  PICC Piccolo
  REC Recorder
  SAX Saxophone
  TREC Treble Recorder
  TSAX Tenor Saxophone

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