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Instrument Appendix

Instrument ranges and transpositions

Nontransposing Instruments These produce a sound that is the same as the written pitch, whose actual sound is "as written".
Transposing Instruments These produce a sound other than the written pitch. The actual transposition is given. These have developed from traditions of the past.
Piccolo One octave higher; d1 to b-flat 4.
Flute As written; c1 to c3
Oboe As written; b-flat to e4
English Horn P5 lower than written; b to e3
Clarinet in B-flat M2 lower than written; e to e4
Clarinet in A m3 lower than written; e to e4
Bass Clarinet M9 lower than written; e to b3
Bassoon As written; BBB-flat to c2
Contrabassoon Octave lower; BBB-flat to c2
Alto Saxophone M6 lower; b-flat to f3
Tenor Saxophone M9 lower; b-flat to f3
Baritone Saxophone Octave +M6 lower; b-flat to f3
Horn in F P5 lower; F-sharp to c3
Trumpet in B-flat M2 lower; f-sharp to c3
Trombone As written; E to c2
Euphonium As written; E to d-flat 2
Baritone (treble clef) M9 lower; f-sharp to c3
Tuba As written; D to d1
Xylophone Octave higher; f to c4
Marimba As written; A to c4
Orchestra Bells Two octaves higher; g to c3
Vibraphone As written; f to f3
Celesta Octave higher; c to c3
Violin As written; e to c4
Viola As written; c to c3
Cello As written; C to c2
Bass Octave lower; F to g1
Harp As written; C-flat to g-sharp 4
Guitar Octave lower; e to a3
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