A 'minimum complete set' assumes performance by soloists using violoncello without violone (doublebass) except where the violone part is printed separately, in which case it is included in the 'minimum' set. A violone is usually desirable, because the viola often sounds below the violoncello, and an additional copy of the basso continuo part should be ordered in all cases where the violone part is not printed separately. For all works sold separately as score and parts (i.e. those capable of orchestral performance) extra parts may be ordered for all instruments.
Please note that oboe and bassoon parts are included in the 'minimum complete set' only in works where they have an obbligato function, and not in those works where they simply double the strings. Such works are clearly marked in the Catalogue as 'playable by strings alone'.
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