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Orchestral sets

Entries are arranged in one sequence by the composer's name. Where a work has been edited or arranged, the name of the editor or arranger is given. Each different edition of a work has a separate entry.

Orchestration is stated by listing each of the instruments in the order in which they usually appear in the score, with non-standard instruments at the end of the sequence.

The woodwind and brass are delineated in 2 groups of 4 figures; for example 2.2.2.2. 2.2.2.2. would indicate 2 each of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, then of horns, trumpets, trombones and tubas. If any of the wind instruments is not present, the place is filled with a '0'.

Timpani and percussion are delineated in 1 group of 2 figures.

String parts list the actual number of copies available in each set, and are normally stated in standard format of violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, and double bass.

Each set of parts is accompanied by a full (conductor's) score unless otherwise stated. Solo parts for standard concertos are not usually included.

Non-standard instruments include harp, organ, piano, celeste etc.

Where sets of vocal scores are available from our stock, this is shown.

If a set is marked as being restricted this is because it is particularly rare and/or irreplaceable. The set is available to borrow but we will lend it only to organisations who already have an acceptable track record of borrowing sets.

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