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Glossary of Abbreviations

On these shopping pages, you may encounter product titles which contain acronyms and abbreviations. If you are puzzled by these, please check the list below to find their meaning.

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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