List of Bach Cantatas - Abbreviations

Abbreviations

The abbreviations of performers are given for solo singers, choir, typically SATB, winds including timpani, woodwinds, strings, keyboard and basso continuo.

Solo Choir Brass Woodwinds Strings Keyboard basso continuo
S = soprano S = soprano Tr = tromba (trumpet) Fl = flauto (recorder) Vl = violino (violin) Org = organo (Organ) Bc = basso continuo
A = alto A = alto Tt = tromba da tirarsi Fp = flauto piccolo Vs = violino solo Cemb = cembalo (harpsichord) Lt = liuto (lute)
T = tenor T = tenor Cl = clarino (high Baroque trumpet) Ft = flauto traverso Va = viola
B = bass B = bass Tb = trombone Ob = oboe Vc = violoncello
Co = corno (horn) Oa = oboe d'amore Vp = violoncello piccolo
Cc = corno da caccia Ot = taille (tenor oboe) Vm = viola d'amore
Ct = corno da tirarsi Oc = oboe da caccia Vg = viola da gamba
Li = lituo Fg = bassoon Vt = violetta
Cn = cornetto Vn = violone
Ti = timpani

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