Do you know Orchestra shorthand for instrumentation?

Did you know that orchestras have a nomenclature to precisely define the size of each section of the orchestra?

Here is an example:

3222.4231.T.1P.Str 12,10,8,7,5

In layman terms, the first 4 digits tell us that there are 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets and 2 bassoons.

The second 4 digits translate into 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones and 1 tuba.

Then you have 1 timpani and 1 percussionist.

Finally, the string instruments with 12 first violins, 10 second violins, 8 violas, 7 cellos and 5 basses.

And here what it looks like:

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