1.2 a due

ES: a dos, I: a due, F: à deux, D: ?, NL: ?, DK: ?, S: ?, FI: kahdelle.

Abbreviated a2 or a 2. In orchestral scores, a due indicates that:

  1. A single part notated on a single staff that normally carries parts for two players (e.g., first and second oboes) is to be played by both players.
  2. Or conversely, that two pitches or parts notated on a staff that normally carries a single part (e.g., first violin) are to be played by different players, or groups of players (‘desks’).

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