I am writing software for managing sheet music. Now I want to translate the software to English and need some common English words for sheet music related terms (single words preferred):
a single music piece for one or more instruments (e.g., a jazz piece with sheets for for 15 different instruments)
as part of (1): sheet music for a single piece and a single instrument (e.g., Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 - Clarinet part only
what it is called when a musician makes music (including rehearsals and performances)?
a group of musicians playing together
Since the software should be applicable to any kind of music style (jazz, classical, ...) and any kinds of instruments and groups of musicians (single piano player, complete orchestra, marching band,...), what are the best terms for 1. to 5.?
With my little English knowledge, I came up with these terms:
for 1.: song
for 2.: songbook
for 3.: voice
for 4.: performance
for 5.: band
Are there better (more popular) English terms?
My first language is German. My German terms are:
for 1.: Heft
for 2.: Stück
for 3.: Stimme
for 4.: Spielereignis
for 5.: Band
I am not fully happy with that terms, but in German we don't have common words that cover all kinds of music.