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Info updated: 2020-07-26

Recorder sigla

Here is a set of one-letter sigla for any sizes of recorder used in our scores, sorted from the highest to the lowest:

Sigla Names Lowest Notes
N Sopranino
D Sixth Flute / Soprano in D
S Soprano / Descant in C
C Generic recorder in C
This siglum is useful to indicate the upper part(s) of a sonata, or other composition, that could be played either on a descant or on a tenor recorder.
H Fourth Flute / Recorder in Bb
G Treble Recorder in G
A Alto / Treble in F
V Voice Flute / Tenor in D
T Tenor
B Bass in F
L Bass in C
F Great Bass in F