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by benwiggy
18 Apr 2021, 18:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: dots and triplets

Thanks, John. I've put rhythm figures above the quavers that I think should be dotted, and left several 'straight'.
by benwiggy
18 Apr 2021, 08:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: dots and triplets

Instances where the choir are singing homorhythmically, except for the dot, muddy the waters somewhat:
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The Basses have the dotted rhythm, but not the upper voices.

(Traditionally, everyone sings them dotted, because it's more fun.)
by benwiggy
18 Apr 2021, 08:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: dots and triplets

Thanks, John. I've also found a copy of the original oratorio, which has triplets. (And some staccato markings, which I think I'll show editorially.) There are also 'issues of clarity' with the slurring. (For example, your Haydn A: should the slur go into the second bar? That's my instinct, and what...
by benwiggy
17 Apr 2021, 21:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: dots and triplets

I'm sure you're right. But -- following on from your marvellous posts about assumptions and corrections by editors, I wanted to check that I wasn't making a similar error. (Also, slightly out of my area with music after 1750!) It's Haydn's "Insanae et vanae curae", which is a Latin re-setting of a c...
by benwiggy
17 Apr 2021, 15:00
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: dots and triplets

The omission occurs first! Sorry - that's the crucial bit of info.

The slurring is also sloppier at the start, and seems to improve, so perhaps they gave the first few pages to the apprentice.
by benwiggy
17 Apr 2021, 13:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dots and triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 149

dots and triplets

I'm working on a piece of Haydn, from the original Breitkopf printed edition of 1780s. Similar musical phrases are repeated, but they seem to be written in two different ways. One like this: Screenshot 8.png and one like this: Screenshot.png EDIT: (the music appears without the triplet FIRST.) Now I...
by benwiggy
15 Apr 2021, 18:10
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New treble clef
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: New treble clef

My goal is ultimately to harmonize it with Trinite. That's a nice font. I looked at buying it, but £374.16 per weight, or the complete set discounted to £1,867.93 is a little out of my range. Font designers gotta eat, but still.... As for your clef: really interesting. It reminds me (and this is me...
by benwiggy
14 Apr 2021, 11:20
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Dolphin, Number 2, 1935
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: The Dolphin, Number 2, 1935

And Vol 1 has an article by Frederic Goudy!
by benwiggy
13 Apr 2021, 12:05
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Drawing treble clefs
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Drawing treble clefs

Making a font, Dan...?

Not only is it one of the hardest, it's also one of the first things you're likely to try. Tracing the outline of a scanned image will help, though it's hard to get hi-res enough scans, given the spongey nature of ink-engraving.
by benwiggy
12 Apr 2021, 21:34
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Center line stemming
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Center line stemming

I've just made sure that my defaults are those recommended by Vaughan, and with Daniel's threshold adjustments, and that does work well.