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A mus.‐copy which shows in ordered form the parts allotted to the various performers, as distinct from ‘parts’ which show only that of one performer. Thus to speak of score and parts means a comprehensive copy, used by the cond., and separate copies for individual instrs. and singers. A full score shows all the parts separately displayed. A vocal score gives all the v. parts of a choral work or opera with the orch. parts reduced to a pf. part. Short score is a stage in comp. where the composer may write out his mus. giving indications (but not full details) of scoring and harmonization. Mahler's 10th Sym. was left mainly in short score. A piano score is a reduction to a pf. part of all the parts of a work. A miniature, study, or pocket score is a full score issued in a handy size for study or for following a work at a concert. Conds. who know a work very well (and have good eyesight) sometimes use a miniature score.

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