MUS 215

Foreign Terms for Woodwind Instruments

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ABBREV. ENGLISH GERMAN FRENCH ITALIAN
Pc. Piccolo Kleine Flöte
Pickelflöte
Petite Flûte Flauto Piccolo
Ottavino
Fl. Flute(s) Flöte
Flöten
Flûte(s) Flauto
Flauti
Ob., Hb. Oboe(s) Oboe
Oboen
Hautbois Oboe
Oboi
E.H. English horn Englisch horn Cor anglais Corno Inglese
Cl., Kl. Clarinet(s) Klarinette
Klarinetten
Clarinette(s) Clarinetto
Clarinetti
B. Cl., Bkl. Bass clarinet Bassklarinette Clarinette-basse Clarione
Clarinetto basso
Bn., Fg. Bassoon(s) Fagott
Fagotte
Basson(s) Fagotto
Fagotti
C. Bssn.,
C. Bn., C. Fag.,
C. Bon.
Contrabassoon Kontrafagott
Kontrafagotte
Contre-basson(s) Contrafagotto
Contrafagotti
Sax. Saxophone(s) Saxophon
Saxophone
Saxophone(s) Sassofono
Sassofoni
  COMMON KEYS & TERMS  
Major Dur Majeur Maggiore
Minor Moll Mineur Minore
C natural Ces Ut Do
Bb Bb Sib Sib
Eb Es Mib Mib
F natural F Fa Fa
A natural A La La
G natural G Sol Sol
Db Des Reb Reb

It is important to have a basic understanding of the foreign keys, as well.  For example, some foreign editions may be similar to the following:  (title) ... pour saxophone in Sib.  Would this be for alto sax or tenor sax??  

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