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  Code Strings Woodwinds Brass Percussion Other
[1]   brass and/or percussion  
[2] Works without
strings
any any any any
[3] str orch        
[4] str orch       cnt
[5] str orch     perc hp, cel, pf, hpsd
[6] Individual string players any any any any
[7] str single winds & percussion hp, cel, pf
[8] str 2fl or 2 rec      
[9] str   2-8 hn    
[10] str 0202 2000   cnt
[11] str 2202 2000   cnt
[12] str 2202 2200   cnt
[13] str 2222 2200    
[14] str 2222 2200 3 hp,cel,pf
[15] str 2222 2231 1  
[16] str 2222 2331 4 hp,cel,pf
[17] str 2222 4000 2 hp,kybd
[18] str 2222 4200 3 2hp,2keybd
[19] str 2222 4330 tmp  
[20] str 2222 4230 4  
[21] str 2222 4331 5  
[22] str 2222 4431 5  
[23] str 2222 4331 5 hp,cel,pf
[24] str 8 woodwinds 4300 tmp cnt
[25] str 3222 4331 4  
[26] str 3222 4431 5 hp,cel,pf
[27] str 3322 4431 6 2hp,cel,pf
[28] str 9/10 woodwinds 4331 4  
[29] str 9/10 woodwinds 4331 6 hp,cel,pf
[30] str 3332 4331 5 hp,cel,pf
[31] str 11 woodwinds 4431 5 hp,cel,pf
[32] str 3333 4331 5  
[33] str 3333 4431 6 2hp,cel,pf
[34] str 3333 larger than previous categories
[35] str 13 woodwinds 4431 7 2hp,cel,pf
[36] str 4454 6641 8 3hp,cel,pf
[37] normal strings; otherwise larger than all previous categories
[38] I n d e t e r m i n a t e   i n s t r u m e n t a t i o n
[39] M u l t i p l e  o r c h e s t r a s

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WOODWIND
  Flute   =
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BRASS
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  Trombone   =
  Tuba   =
KEYBOARD
  Keyboard   =
HARP
  Harp   =
MISC
  Timpani   =
  Percussion   =
STRINGS
  Strings      
  No strings      

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  Flute   =
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  Euphonium   =
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  Harp   =
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