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How To Order Extra Parts

To make your selection of Extra Parts, eg.5.4.3.3.2., tick the extra parts checkbox on the product in question. Use the instrumentation area below as a reference and enter specific required part/s into the extra part field. Please note for multiple extra parts don't forget to also increment the quantity accordingly.

A SET OF PARTS consists of one of each of the parts listed in the score with a total string count of 4.4.3.2.2. In the case of certain titles of sacred music and most stage words (operas and ballets), the set of parts includes a total string count of 2.2.1.1.1. These titles are identified in the catalogue as "strings 2.2.1.1.1." Also, there is a small number of works whose string configuration has been specified by the composer. These are identified by their exact instrumentation, and as "set as scored." In all three of these cases, additional string parts must be ordered separately.

Concerto solo parts, where available, are generally not included in the sets unless so indicated; if a separate price is given for these, they are available and must be ordered separately. If such parts are part of the orchestration, but are not available, they will be indicated by square brackets, thus: [pf solo]. Orchestral keyboard parts, however, are generally included in the set.

A number of titles in this catalogue are sold as Set C only. A Set C includes a score and one of each part listed in the score plus extra strings 7.7.4.4.4. for a total string count of 8.8.5.5.5.

Any woodwind, brass or percussion part from any work in this catalogue may be purchased separately. The cost of these parts is the same as the string price. Vocal scores are available for nearly every opera, choral or vocal work in this catalogue.

INSTRUMENTATION

Every effort has been made to ensure that the instrumentations shown in this catalogue are accurate. The standard format has been used, in which the first four figures refer to woodwinds and the second four refer to brass. Other instruments are listed separately. For example: 2,2,2,2 - 4,2,3,1 timp, perc, hp, str indicates 2 each of flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, one tuba, timpani, percussion, one harp and strings.
Principal auxiliary instruments (piccolo, English horn, bass clarinet, contrabassoon Wagner tuba, cornet and euphonium) are linked to their respective instruments with either a 'd' if the same player doubles the auxiliary instrument, or a '+' if an extra player is required. Instruments shown in parentheses have been designated by the composer or arranger as optional, and may be omitted. Thus:

3d1+1, 2+1, 3d1(+Eb), 3+1 - 8d4, 4+2, 4, 2(d1), 2timp, perc, 2hp, str

indicates 3 flutes, one of which doubles piccolo, plus a fourth player playing piccolo only; 2 oboes plus a third player for English horn; 3 clarinets, one doubling bass clarinet, plus a fourth (optional) player for E-flat clarinet; 3 bassoons plus a contrabassoon; 8 horns, 4 doubling Wagner tubas; 4 trumpets, 2 doubling cornet; 4 trombones; 2 tubas, one doubling euphonium (optionally); 2 timpanists; percussion; 2 harps and strings.