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Part 5: Acronyms of Performers

Acronym

Full Words

Explanation

Source

AAA

Ars Antiqua Austria

Austrian Instrumental Baroque Ensemble

AO

AAM

The Academy of Ancient Music

English HIP Chamber Orchestra

Website

AAMB

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

ABC

The American Boychoir

American Boys Choir

AO

ABF

Ansbach Bach Festival

Choir & Orchestra

AO

ABO&C

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Dutch Baroque Orchestra & Choir

AO

ABM

Académie Baroque de Montréal

Canadian Instrumental Ensemble

AO

ABS

American Bach Soloists

American Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

ABV

Aachener Bachverein

German Choir

AO

ACC

Chœur de Chambre Accentus

French Chamber Choir

AO

ACO

Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra

Dutch Chamber Orchestra

AO

ACO2

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Website

ADC

Aachener Domchor

German Choir

AO

ADK

Augsburger Domsingknaben

Austrian Boys’ Choir

AO

AFK

Accademia Filarmonica Köln

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

AL

Akateeminen Laulu ry (Academic Choral Society), Helsinki

Finnish Choir

Website

AMN

Amadeus-Chor & Orchester

Choir & Orchestra

AO

ANSC

Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Italian Choir & Orchestra

AO

ARJ

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson

English Tenor

Arbeitman

ASC

Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Austrian Choir

AO

ASKC

Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw

German Boys’ Choir

AO

ASMF

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

English Chamber Orchestra

AO

ASO

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

AO

ASQ

Alexander String Quartet

American Chamber Instrumental Ensemble

AO

ASU-EME

ASU Early Music Ensemble

Instrumental Ensemble

AO

AVE

Alsfelder Vokalensemble

German Vocal Ensemble

AO

AVM

Arcis-Vocalisten München

German Chamber Choir

AO

AWC

Anton-Webern-Chor

German Choir

AO

BAG

Bach Aria Group

American Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

BAMG

Chorus & Orchestra of the Bach Akademie Meiji Gakuin Tokyo

Japanese Choir & Orchestra

AO

BBC

Basler Bach-Chor

Swiss Choir

AO

BBCCO

BBC Concert Orchestra

English Symphony Orchestra

Website

BBCP

BBC Philharmonic

English Symphony Orchestra

AO

BBCSC

BBC Chorus/ BBC Symphony Chorus

English Choir

AO

BBCSO

BBC Symphony Orchestra

English Symphony Orchestra

AO

BBE

Boston Bach Ensemble

American Choir & Period-Instrument Orchestra

AO

BBL

Baroque Brass of London

English Brass Ensemble

Website

BBO

Bremer Bach-Orchester

German Orchestra

AO

BBS

Berliner Barock Solisten

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

BC&OM

Bach Choir & Orchestra of Mainz

German Choir & Otchestra

AO

BCB

Bach-Collegium Berlin

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

BCCPO

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Choir & Orchestra

AO

BDP

Bambini di Praga

Czech Children's Choir

Website

BCJ

Bach Collegium Japan

Japanese Vocal & Instrumental Ensemnle

AO

BCJKH

Bachchor der Johanniskantorei Halle

German Choir

AO

BCM

Bach Collegium München

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

BCS

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

BCT

Bach-Chor Tübingen

German Choir

AO

BEL

Bach-Ensemble Luzern

Swiss Choir & Orchestra

Website

BKP

Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie

German Chamber Orchestra

Website

BMC

Blanche Moyse Chorale

American Choir

AO

BOB

Bach-Orchester Berlin

German Orchestra

AO

BOCB

Barockorchester Capriccio Basel

Swiss Baroque Orchestra

AO

BODH

Barockorchester Den Haag

Dutch Baroque Orchestra

AO

BOLA

Barockorchester L'ARCO

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

BOLAF

Barockorchester L’arpa festante

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

BOP

Bachorchester Pforzheim

German Orchestra

AO

BOS

Barockorchester Stuttgart

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

BPO

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra

Hungarian Symphony Orchestra

Website

BSA

Berliner Singakademie

German Choir

Website

BSCD

Bach Collegium San Diego

American Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

BSK

Badische Staatskapelle

German Orchestra

AO

BRSO

Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester

German Symphony Orchestra (& Choir)

AO

BSO

Boston Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

AO

BSOF

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

German Symphony Orchestra

Website

BSUCCT

Bloor Street United Church Choir, Toronto

Canadian Choir

AO

BTCO

Bolshoi Theater Chamber Orchestra

Russian Chamber Orchestra

AO

BTEM

Bach Trompetensemble München

German Trumpet Ensemble

AO

BWMC

Baldwin-Wallace Motet Choir

American Choir

AO

CAS

Camerata Academica Salzburg

Austrian Chamber Orchestra

AO

CASW

Choral Arts Society of Washington

American Choir & Orchestra

AO

CBCSO

CBC Symphony Orchestra

Canadaian Symphony Orchestra

Common

CBCVO

CBC Vancouver Orchestra

Canadian Orchestra

AO

CBSO

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

English Orchestra

AO

CCA

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

Dutch Instrumental Ensemble

AO

CCCC

Christ Church Cathedral Choir

English Boys’ Choir

AO

CCE

Chamber Choir of Europe

European Chamber Choir

Website

CCL

Chursächsische Capelle Leipzig

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

CCM

Le Choeur Classique De Montréal

Canadian Choir

AO

CCN

Choeur de Chambre de Namur

Belgian Chamber Choir

AO

CCO

Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

Dutch Chamber Orchestra

AO

CCRDAM

Children's Choir of the Royal Danish Academy of Music

Danish Children’s Choir

AO

CFC

Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh

American Children’s Choir

USA

CGN

Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern

German Choir

AO

CGSB

Chorgemeinschaft St. Bernhard, München

German Choir

AO

CGSS

Chorgemeinschaft St. Sebastian

German Choir

AO

CIB

Collegium Instrumentale Brugense

Belgian Orchestra

AO

CLS

City of London Sinfonia

English Chamber Orchestra

AO

CMBV

Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

French Choir

Website

CMK

Chorus Musicus Köln

German Chamber Choir

AO

CMW

Concentus Musicus Wien

Austrian Instrumantal Ensemble

Braatz

CM-TUC

Motettenchor und Collegium Musicum der TU Chemnitz

Grman Choir & Orchestra

AO

CM-WDR

Collegium Musicum des Westdeutscher Rundfunk

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

CMWI

Collegium Musicum Wilhelm Isselmann

Chamber Orchestra

AO

CM90

Collegium Musicum 90

English Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

CNCO

Choir of New College, Oxford

English Choir

AO

CNSO

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Czech Symphony Orchestra

AO

CoCo

Concerto Copenhagen

Danish Period-Instrument Ensemble

Website

COE

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

European Chamber Orchestra

Website

CPAL

Chœur Pro Arte de Laussane

Swiss Choir

Website

CPONot Used

Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra

Danish Symphony Orchestra

Website

CPO

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Czech Symphony Orchestra

AO

CRA

Choeur Regional d'Auvergne

French Choir

AO

CSC

Chicago Symphony Chorus

American Choir

AO

CSE

Collegium St. Emmerson

German Orchestra

AO

CSHKB

Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin

German Choir

AO

CSIC

Chamber Singers of Iowa City

American Choir

AO

CSIL

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola

American Choir

AO

CSMH

Chor St. Michaelis Hamburg

German Choir

AO

CSO

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

AO

CSOnot used

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

CVG

Collegium Vocale Gent

Belgian Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

CVL

Collegium Vocale Leipzig

German Vocal Ensemble

AO

CVT

Coro Valdese di Torino

Italian Choir

AO

CVTU

Camerata vocalis of Tübingen University

German Chamber Choir

AO

CWCZ

Kammerchor Clara-Wieck-Chöre Zwickau

German Chamber Choir

AO

DBO

Dresdner Barockorchester

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

DBS

Deutsche Bachsolisten

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

DFD

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

German Bass-Baritone Singer

AO

DHBO

Barockorchester Den Haag

Dutch Baroque Orchestra

Website

DKA

Deutsche Kammerakademie

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

DKDF

Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt

German Choir

AO

DKK

Dresdner Kapellknaben

German Boys’ Choir

AO

DKKH

Debreceni Kodály Kórus

Hungarian Choir

Website

DKO

Detmolder Kammerorchester

German Chamber Orchestra

Website

DKP

Domkantorei Paderborn

German Choir

AO

DKPB

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

DKVB

Deutsche Kammer-Virtuosen Berlin

German Chamber Instrumental Ensemble

AO

DLC

Dresdner Kammerchor

German Chamber Choir

AO

DNO

Das Neue Orchester

German Period Instruments Orchestra

AO

DNSO

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Danish Symphony Orchestra

Website

DSO

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

DSOnot used

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

DSOB

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Radio-Symphonie-Orchester-Berlin

German Symphony Orchestra

AO

EBL (2)

Ensemble Baroque du Léman

Swiss Instrumental Baroque Ensemble

AO

EBL (1)

Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

French Instrumental Baroque Ensemble

AO

EBN

L'Ensemble-Orchestre régional de Basse-Normandie / L'Ensemble de Basse-Normandie / Ensemble Instrumental de Basse Normandie

French Instrumental Ensemble

AO

EBS

English Baroque Soloists

English Baroque Ensemble

AO

EBT

Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse (EBT)

French Baroque Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

Website

ECA

Europa Chor Akademie

German Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

ECC

Ensemble Choral de la Côte, Nyon

Swiss Choir

AO

ECO

English Chamber Orchestra

English Chamber Orchestra

Website

EECC

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

Swedish Chamber Choir

AO

EG

Ensemble Galilei

American Instrumental Ensemble

Website

EJF

Evangelisches Jugendchor Fürstenfeldbruck & Bach-Orchester Fürstenfeldbruck

German Choir & Orchestra

AO

EKSI

Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert

German Choir

AO

EMK

Ensemble Metamorphosis Köln

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

EMP

Ensemble Métamorphoses de Paris

Frence Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

EMPF

Ensemble Musica Poetica Freiburg

German Baroque Instrumental & Vocal Ensemble

AO

EMSC

European Medical Students' Choir

European Choir

Website

EMVS

Ensemble musica viva Stuttgart

German Chamber Ensemble

AO

ENP

English Northern Philharmonia

English Orchestra

AO

EOP

Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

French Orchestra

AO

EPCC

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Estonian Chamber Choir

Website

ERSO

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Estonian Symphony Orchestra

Website

ESCB

Ernst Senff Chor Berlin

German Choir

AO

EUBO

European Union Baroque Orchestra

European Baroque Orchestra

Website

EVCT

Ensemble Vocal Coeli et Terra

French Vocal Ensemble

AO

EVE

Ensemble Vocal Euterpe

Swiss Vocal Ensemble

AO

EVL

Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne

Swiss Vocal Ensemble

AO

FAB

Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

English Brass Ensemble

Website

FBO

Freiburger Barockorchester

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

FCCL

Favorit- und Capellchor Leipzig

German Vocal Ensemble

AO

FGKS

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart

German Choir

AO

FK

Frankfurter Kantorei

German Choir

AO

FKO

Frankfurter Kantatenorchester

GermanOrchestra

AO

FLCO

Ferenc Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Hungarian Chamber Orchesta

AO

FMD

Fuldaer Mädchenkantorei und Domsingknaben

German Choir

AO

FMR

Florilegium Musicum Rotterdam

Dutch Instrumental Ensemble

AO

FRSO

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Finnish Symphony Orchestre

AO

FSA

Frankfurter Singakademie

German Choir

AO

FSBQ

Florida State Brass Quintet

American Brass Quintet

Website

FVE

Freiburger Vokalensemble

German Chamber Choir

AO

FW

Fritz Werner

German Conductor

 

GAG

Gli Angeli Genève

Swiss Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

GBC

Gifu Bach-Chor

Japanese Choir

AO

GCC

Grupo de Canto Coral

Argentinean Chamber Choir

Website

GCZ

Gemischte Chor Zürich

Swiss Choir

AO

GDC

Gloriæ Dei Cantores

American Choir

AO

GECC

Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus

American Children’s Choir

AO

GKS

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

German Choir

AO

GKS

Grazer Keplerspatzen

Austrian Choir

AO

GOL

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

German Symphony Orchestra

Website

GSG

Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden

German Choral Conductor

Panito

GSK

Göttinger Stadtkantorei

German Choir

AO

H&HS

Handel and Haydn Society

American Choir & Orchestra

AO

H&L

Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Gustav Leonhardt

Austrian & Dutch conductors, who co-joined in the recording of the first complete Bach Cantatas cycle on original instruments

AO

HBC

Holland Boys Choir

Dutch Choir

AO

HBCO

Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra

American Chamber Orchestra

Website

HBE

Haarlems Bach Ensemble

Dutch Choir & Orchestra

Website

HBO

Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

HCB

Handel Choir of Baltimore

American Choir

AO

HGC

Harvard Glee Club

American Men Choir

AO

HGO

Het Gelders Orkest

Dutch Orchestra

Website

HHK

Hannoversche Hofkapelle

German Chamber Orchestra

Website

HHO

Hart House Orchestra

Canadian Chamber Orchestra

Website

HKO

Heidelberger Kammerorchester

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

HMC

Heidelberger Madrigalchor

German Choir

AO

HMS&C

His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts

English Wind Instrumets Ensemble

AO

HRM

Hilde Rössl-Majdan

Austrian Contralto

AO

HRSO

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Budapest Symphony Orchestra

Hungarian Symphony Orchestra

AO

HR-SO

HR-Sinfonieorchester
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Germany Symphony Orchestra

Website

HSCH

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn

German Choir

AO

HSCM

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Münster

German Choir

AO

HSEM

Heinrich-Schütz-Ensemble München

German Choir

AO

HvK

Herbert von Karajan

German Conductor

AO

IBS

Israeli Bach Soloists

Israeli Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

Website

ICB

Il Complesso Barocco

Italian Baroque Orchestra

AO

ICC

Imogen Children’s Chorale

Australian Children's Choir

Website

ICO

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Website

IGA

Il Giardino Armonico

Italian Instrumental Ensemble

Braatz

IPO

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Website

ISDZ

I Solisti di Zagreb

Yugoslavian Chamber Instrumental Ensemble

AO

ISM

Il Seminario Musicale

French Instrumental Ensemble

AO

IUPAS

Indiana University Pro Arte Singers

American Chamber Choir

AO

IUS

Indiana University Singers

American Chamber Choir

AO

IWU-CC

Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir

American Choir

AO

JBO

Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra

Israeli Baroque Orchestra

 

JCBA

Johann Christian Bach-Akademie

German Chamber Orchestra

Website

JCCC

Jesus College Chapel Choir, Cambridge

Choir

AO

JEG

John Eliot Gardiner

English Conductor

AO

JKCBW

Junger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg

German Chamber Choir

AO

JKCD

Junger KonzertChor Düsseldorf

German Choir

Website

JKH

Jugendkantorei Hösel

German Boys' Choir

Website

JVEH

Junges Vokalensemble Hannover

Vocal Ensemble

AO

JvK

John van Kesteren

Dutch Tenor

AO

KAC

Kibbutz Artzi Choir

Israeli Choir

 

KBE

Kettwiger Bach-Ensemble

German Choir

AO

KBG

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke

German Choir

AO

KCCIS

Knabenchor Collegium Iuvenum Stuttgart

German Boys’ Choir

AO

KCH

Knabenchor Hannover

German Boys’ Choir

AO

KCM

Kammerchor Mannheim

German Chamber Choir

AO

KCO

Kammerchor Oberaspach

Chamber Choir

AO

KCP

Kühn’s Choir Prague

Czech Choir

AO

KDKF

Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt

German Choir

AO

KIK

Kantorei der Immanuelkirche, München

German Choir

AO

KKB

Knabenkantorei Basel

Boys' Choir

Website

KKC

Kölner Kammerchor

German Chamber Choir

AO

KKO

Kölner Kammerorchester

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

KOB

Kammerorchester Berlin

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

KODS

Kammerorchester Dieter Sauer

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

KPK

Kammerphilharmonie Kaiserpfalz

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

KPKDH

Kantorei der Pauluskirche Duisburg-Hochfeld

German Choir

AO

KSJ

Kantorei St. Jacobi Hamburg

German Choir

AO

KSMH

Kantorei St. Mauritius Hardegsen

German Choir

AO

LACO

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

American Chamber Orchestra

AO AO

LAF

Les Arts Florissants

Orchestra & Choir

AO

LAPO

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

AO

LBC

Leipzig Bläser-Collegium

German Brass Ensemble

AO

LBO

Leipziger Barockorchester

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

LBS

London Bach Society

English Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

LC

Leonhardt-Consort

Dutch Instrumental Ensemble

Braatz

LCDA

Le Concert d'Astrée

Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

France

LCE

Leipziger Concert Ensemble

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

LCO (1)

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

Website

LCO (2)

London Chamber Orchestra (LCO)

English Chamber Orchestra

Website

LCR

La Chapelle Rhénane (LCR)

French Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

LCS

London Choral Society
London Chorus

English Choir

Website

LCV

Das Leipziger Concerto Vocale

German Vocal Ensemble

AO

LFF

Les Folies Françoises

French Instrumental Ensemble

AO

LFKZ

Liszt Ferenc Kamarazenekar

Hungarian Chamber Orchestra

Website

LFS

Festival Strings Lucerne = Lucerne Festival Strings

Swiss Chamber Orchestra

AO

LHL

Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson

American Mezzo-soprano

Arbeitman

LHMF

Leith Hill Music Festival Chorus & Orchestra

English Choir & Orchestra

AO

LOJC

London Oratory Junior Choir

English Boys Choir

AO

LOM

L’Offrande Musicale

Belgian Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

LPAO

London Pro Arte Orchestra

English Orchestra

AO

LPB

La Petite Bande

Belgian Baroque Instrumental & Choral Ensemble

AO

LPDM

Le Parlement de Musique

French Instrumental Ensemble

AO

LPM

London Pro Musica

Canadian Choir

Website

LPO

London Philharmonic Orchestra

English Symphony Orchestra

AO

LSF

La Stagione Frankfurt

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

LSO

London Symphony Orchestra

English Symphony Orchestra

AO

LUC

Leipziger Universitätschor

German Choir

AO

LVB

Les Voix Baroques

Canadian Chamber Baroque Ensemble

AO

LVDR

Les Violons du Roy

Canadian Chamber Orchestra & Choir

AO

LVE

Leipziger Vocalensemble

German Vocal Ensemble

AO

M4M

Measure for Measure

American Choir

Website

MAB

Musica Aeterna Bratislava

Instrumental Ensemble

AO

MABO

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra

American Baroque Orchestra

Website

MAK

Musica Antiqua Köln

German Instrumental Ensemble

Braatz

MBC

Mannheim Bach Choir

German Choir

AO

MBS

Münchner Bachsolisten

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

MC

Monadnock Chorus & Orchestra

American Choir & Orchestra

Website

MCK

Kärntner Madrigalchor Klagenfurt

Austrian Choir

Orob

MCO

Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Russian Chamber Orchestra

Website

MCOnot used

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Website

MCP

Motettenchor Pforzheim

German Choir

AO

MCS

Motettenchor Stuttgart

German Choir

AO

MCW

Monteverdichor Würzburg

German Choir

AO

MDLG

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

French Orchestra

Website

MDRSO

MDR Sinfonieorchester

German Symphony Orchestra

AO

MGC

Maîtrise de garçons de Colmar

French Boys Choir

AO

MKK

Mikaeli Kammarkör

Swedish Chamber Choir

AO

MKO

Münchener Kammerorchester

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

MKOU

Motettkören i Gamla Uppsala Kyrka

Swedish Choir

AO

MMFO

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra / Mostly Mozart Orchestra

American Chamber Orchestra

Website

MOM

Monteverdi-Orchester München

German HIP Orchestra

AO

MOS

Michael O'Neal Singers

American Choir

Website

MPCO

Minsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Russian Chamber Orchestra

AO

MSO

Münchner Symphoniker

German Symphony Orchestra

AO

MTC

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

American Choir

AO

MUCC

Marshall University Chamber Choir / Marshall University Choral Union

American Choirs

AO

MWC

Masterwork Chorus & Orchestra

American Choir & Orchestra

AO

NBC

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Dutch Baroque Orchestra

AO

NBCML

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig

German Instrumental Ensemble

AO

NBCSO

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

AO

NBE

Niagara Brass Ensemble

Canadian Brass Ensemble

AO

NBO

Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

AO

NBV

Nederlandse Bach Vereniging

Dutch Choir & Baroque Orchestra

AO

NCC

Nederlands Kamerkoor

Dutch Chamber Choir

AO

NCV

Neue Chorgemeinschaft Vaterstetten

German Choir

AO

NDBO

Norddeutsches Barockorchester

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

NDFC

Norddeutscher Figuralchor

German Choir

AO

NDR Chor

Norddeutschen Rundfunk Chor

German Choir

Website

NDR-SO

Norddeutschen Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester

Symphony Orchestra

AO

NH

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Austrian Conductor

Panito

NHM

Neue Hofkapelle München

German Orchestra

AO

NICE

New Israeli Chamber Ensemble

Israeli Chamber Orchestra

AO

NIVE

New Israeli Vocal Ensemble

Vocal Ensemble

Website

NQHO

New Queen’s Hall Orchestra

English Symphony Orchestra

Website

MITSO

MIT Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

NJSO

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

NKO

Nederlands Kamerorkest

Dutch Chamber Orchestra

AO

NLBO

Neues Leipziger Barockensemble

German Instrumental Baroque Ensemble

AO

NLC

New London Consort

English Early Music Ensemble

Website

NLCR

National Lutheran Choir

American Choir

Website

NOCC

Nordic Chamber Choir

German Chamber Choir

AO

NRC

Netherlands Radio Choir

Dutch Choir

AO

NRCP

Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

AO

NRK

Niederrheinische Kantorei

German Choir

AO

NSO

National Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Website

NYCA

New York Choral Artists

American Choir

AO

NYO

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

British Symphony Orchestra

Website

NYPO

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

AO

NZSO

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Website

OAE

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Baroque Orchestra

AO

OAF

Orchester ad fontes

Swiss Orchestra

AO

OAIK

Orchesterakademie an der Immanuelskirche

German Orchestra

AO

OBC

Ottawa Bach Choir

Canadian Choir

Website

OBKV

Okayama Bach Kantaten Verein

Japanese Choir

AO

OCM

Orpheus Chor München

German Chamber Choir

AO

OCO

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Finnish Chamber Orchestra

AO

OCO

Ohio Chamber Orchestra

American Chamber Orchestra

Web

OCP

Oratorienchor Pforzheim

German Choir

AO

OCW

Oratorienchor Würzburg

German Choir

Website

OEM

Odeon-Ensemble München

German Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

OFCA

Olde Friends Concert Artists

American Istrumental Ensemble

AO

OFGC

Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

Spanish Symphony Orchestra

Website

OFM

Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

Italian Orchestra

AO

OKPR

Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra (Orkiestra Kameralna Polskiego Radia Amadeus)

Chamber Orchestra

AO

OKVM

Orchester der KlangVerwaltung München

German Orchestra

AO

ONF

Orchestre National de France

French Symphony Orchestra

Common

OS

Orchestra Seattle

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

OSI

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana

Orchestra

Oron

OSL

Orchestra of St. Luke's

American Chamber Orchestra

AO

OSQ

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

Canadian Symphony Orchestra

Website

OSR

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Swiss Orchestra

Website

OVE

Ostfälisches Vokalensemble

German Vocal Ensemble

AO

OVG

Orchesterverein Götzis

Austrian Chamber Orchestra

AO

PA

Paul Agnew

Scottish Tenor

Galina

PAOM

Pro Arte Orchestra, Munich

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

PAS

Pro Arte Singers

American Vocal Ensemble

Website

PBE

Pauliner Barockensemble

German Baroque Instrumental Ensemble

AO

PBO

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco)

American Baroque Orchestra

Website

PCK

Philharmonischer Chor Köln (PCK)

Choir

AO

PCO

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

PCV

Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs de Versailles

French Choir

AO

PJBE

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

English Brass Ensemble

Website

PJL

Pieter Jan Leusink

Dutch Conductor

AO

PKO

Prague Chamber Orchestra

Czech Chamber Orchestra

AO

PKP

Polnische Kammerphilharmonie

Polish Chamber Orchestra

AO

PMD

Peter Maxwell Davies

English Composer

Common

PNKU

Philipp-Nicolai-Kantorei Unna

German Choir

AO

PNRSO

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Polish Symphony Orchestra

Website

POL

Philomusica of London / Boyd Neel Orchestra

English Chamber Orchestre

AO

PQ

Purcell Quartet

English Chamber Instrumental Ensemble

AO

PSO

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

PTC

Pfeiffer-Trompeten-Consort

German Trumpet Consort

AO

PVNY

Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York

American Chamber Orchestra

AO

QNG

Quartet New Generation

Dutch-German Recorder Collective

Website

RBO

Randstedelijk Begeleidings Orkest

Dutch Orchestra

AO

RC

Ricercar Consort

Belgian Instrumental Ensemble

AO

RCA-VSO

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

AO

RCB

Rundfunkchor Berlin

German Choir

Website

RCL

Rundfunkchor Leipzig

GermanChoir

AO

RCO

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Dutch Orchestra

AO

RFPO

Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Belgian Symphony Orchestra

AO

RCS

Radcliffe Choral Society

American Women Choir

AO

RCS-L

Royal Choral Society

English Choir

AO

RLPO

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

English Symphony Orchestra

AO

RMC

Rostocker Motettenchor

Gerrman Choir

AO

RPHO

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Dutch Symphony Orchestra

Website

RPO

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Website

RSC

Robert Shaw Chorale

American Choir

AMG

RSPO

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Swedish Symphony Orchestra

AO

SAKH

St.-Andreas-Kantorei Hildesheim

German Choir

AO

SBC

Stockholm Bach Choir

Swedish Choir

AO

SBC

Schneidt Bach Choir & Orchestra

Japanese Choir & Orchestra

AO

SBC&O

Stuttgarter Bach-Chor und Orchester

Choir & Orchestra

AO

SBCH

Boys’ Choir of St Bavo’s Cathedral, Haarlem

Boys Choir

AO

SBE

Scholars Baroque Ensemble

English Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

AO

SBE

Salzburger Barockensemble

Austrian Instrumental Baroque Ensemble

AO

SBO

Seattle Baroque Orchestra

American Baroque Orchestra

Website

SBP

Steinitz Bach Players

Instrumental Ensemble

AO

SBS

Scottish Baroque Soloists

Scottish Baroque Instrumental Ensemble

AO

SCB

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Swiss Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble

Website

SCC

Saar Chamber Orchestra

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

SCCD

Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino

Belgian Boys’ Choir

AO

SCCOV

St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

AO

SCO

Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Chorus

Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Choir

AO

SCO

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

SCP

Smithsonian Chamber Players

American Instrumental Ensemble

AO

SCS

Seattle Chamber Singers

American Choir

Website

SDB

Staats- und Domchor Berlin

German Choir

AO

SDBO

Südwestdeutsches Barockorchester

German Baroque Orchestra

AO

SDKOP

Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

SFBC

San Francisco Bach Choir

American Choir

AO

SFSC

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

American Choir

AO

SFSO

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

SFSK

St. Florianer Sängerknaben

Austrian Boys’ Choir

AO

SGM

Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Italian Instrumental Ensemble

AO

SK

Schiersteiner Kantorei

German Choir

Website

SKO

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Website

SLCE

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble

American Instrumental Ensemble

AO

SLSO

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Website

SMCM

Studentischer Madrigalchor Münster

Choir

AO

SOBB

Südwestfunk-Orchester Baden-Baden

German Chamber Orhestra

AO

SOL

Symphonisches Orchester Liechtenstein

Symphony Orchestra

Website

SON

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Swedish Symphony Orchestra

AO

SOVE

Sofia Vokalensemble

Swedish Choir

Website

SOW

Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal

German Symphony Orchestra

AO

SPCC

Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London

English Choir

AO

SPCO

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

American Chamber Orchestra

Website

SPPO

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Russian Symphony Orchestra

AO

SRC

Schwedischer Rundfunkchor
Swedish Radio Choir

Swedish Choir

AO

SRSO

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Swedish Symphony Orchestra

AO

SSCH

Stadtsingechor Halle

German Choir

AO

SSJ

Sinfonie Saint-Julien

French Instrumental Ensemble

AO

SSKD

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

German Symphony Orchestra

AO

SSO

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Australian Symphony Orchestra

AO

S

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart

German Choir

AO

SVE

Sächsisches Vocalensemble

German Vocal Ensemble

AO

SVK

Studio Vocale Karlrsruhe

German Chamber Choir

AO

SWF

SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden

German Symphony Orchestra

AO

SWR

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

German Symphony Orcestra

Website

TAS

Thüringischer Akademischer Singkreis

German Choir

AO

TCC

Toronto Children's Chorus

Canadian Children's Choir

Website

TCCC

Trinity College Choir of Cambridge

English Choir

AO

TCCE

Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble

American Instrumental Ensemble

AO

TCCO

Tokyo Cantata Chamber Orchestra

Japanese Chamber Orchestra

AO

TCCP

Trinity Cathedral Choir & Orchestra, Portland Oregon

American Choir & Orchestra

AO

TCM

Telemannisches Collegium Michaelstein

German Instrumental Ensemble

Website

TCO

Cleveland Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

AO

TCOC

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

American Choir

AO

TEM

Theatre of Early Music

Canadian Baroque Inbstrumental Ensemble

AO

TCCC

Trinity College Choir of Cambridge

English Choir

AO

TDC

Dorian Consort

Swiss Instrumental Ensemble

AO

TEFI

Trompetenensemble Friedemann Immer

Instrumental Ensemble

AO

TIJ

Telemann Institute Japan

Japanese Choir & Orchestra

Website

TK, TKC

Tölzer Knabenchor

German Boys’ Choir

Panito

TKC

The King’s Consort

English Period Instrument Orchestra

Website

TKO

Telemann-Kammerorchester

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

TMC

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Canadian Choir

AO

TOS

Tokyo Opera Singers

Japanese Choir

AO

TSM

Tudor Singers of Montreal

Canadian Choir

AO

TSO

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Canadian Symphony Orchestra

Website

TSR

Teresa Stich-Randall

American Soprano

AO

TWSC

Trinity Wall Street Choir

American Choir

AO

UMKC

Überlinger Münster- und Kammerchor

German Choirs

AO

WBC

Washington Bach Consort

American Orchestra & Choir

AO

UCL

Union Chorale de Lausanne /
Choeur Vivace de Lausanne

Choir

AO

UCB

Universitätschor Bielefeld

German Choir

AO

VBO

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Italian Baroque Orchestra

AO

VCB

Vocal-Concertisten e.v. Berlin

German Chamber Choir

AO

VCC

Vancouver Chamber Choir

Canadian Chamber Choir

AO

VDP

Virtuosi di Praga

Czech Chamber Orchestra

AO

WDR-SO

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

German Symphony Orchestra

AO

VESH

Vokalensemble Stadthagen

German Choir

AO

VKC

Wiener Kammerchor, Wiener Akademie Kammerchor, Vienna Chamber Choir

Austrian Chamber Choir

AO

VOM

Voices of Music

American Early Music Ensemble

AO

VPO

Wiener Philharmoniker

Austrian Symphony Orchestra

AO

VRK

Flemish Radio Choir (VRK)

Belgian Choir

Website

VSO

Wiener Symphoniker

Austrian Symphony Orchestra

AO

WCC

Westminster Choir (Princeton)

American Choir

AO

WCO

Warsaw Chamber Opera

Polish Choir

AO

WJC

Wiener Jeunesse-Chor

Austrian Choir

AO

WKC

Windsbacher Knabenchor

German Boys’ Choir

AO

WKH

Westfälische Kantorei, Herford

German Choir

AO

WKO

Wiener Kammerorchester

Austrian Chamber Orchestra

AO

WKOH

Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

German Chamber Orchestra

AO

WSBC

Wandsworth School Boys' Choir

English Boys' Choir

AO

WSO

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Canadian Symphony Orchestra

Website

YBC

Yorkshire Bach Choir

English Choir

AO

YBS

Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

English Orchestra

Website

YPBC

Yorkminister Park Baptist Church Choir

Canadian Choir

Website

YSC

Yale Schola Cantorum

American Choir

AO

ZBC

Zürcher Bach-Chor

Swiss Choir

Website

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The technical terms & abbreviations in this page are mostly compiled from the following sources:

Common - Common use, especially in e-mail correspondence
Alec Robertson's book 'The Church Cantatas of J.S. Bach' (Cassell - London, 1972)
New Harvard Dictionary of Music
Yoël L. Arbeitman - Member of the BCML
Thomas Braatz - Member of the BCML
Frank Fogliati - Member of the BCML
Aryeh Oron (AO) - Moderator of the BCML & BRML
Johan van Veen - Member of the BCML
Panito Iconomu - Singer
Galina Kolomietz - Member of the BCML
Website - Official Website of the ensemble

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - November 2011)

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