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by Schonbergian
20 Jul 2018, 15:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Simple syncopation notation

David, I don't think we'll convince the other of our points of view at this point; but I do agree with you in regards to consistency. I have Gould's book on order so I'll take a look when it arrives.
by Schonbergian
20 Jul 2018, 01:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Simple syncopation notation

David, the dictionary does not always make that clear for singers, in my opinion. Res - ur - rec - tion, as just one example, which doesn't even divide according to word structure.

Here, in my view, is a clear-cut case of starting the second syllable with a consonant.
by Schonbergian
19 Jul 2018, 17:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Simple syncopation notation

m. 216: flip the vocal slur or otherwise move it. The bar looks messy as it is. m. 218: no extender needed. It just clutters the page. I agree with John on the "Chopin style" of notation. m. 211: sa - vio(u)r, not sav - io(u)r. I know the dictionary says differently, but the dictionary does not divi...
by Schonbergian
19 Jul 2018, 16:37
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 52
Views: 2152

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

It turns out I was wrong about UE - they have occasionally used sans-serif within their scores, as in the below example: https://i.gyazo.com/abd3526de2a5a94c3f75c0d69e1f6baf.png However, I feel this works because: 1) It is used very sparingly and does not replace any of the "iconic" music symbols th...
by Schonbergian
19 Jul 2018, 16:30
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?

System brackets are not typically used within this context in modern hymnals.

Perfectly centering the dashes will take some work but seems like the best of a less-than-ideal group of solutions.
by Schonbergian
14 Jul 2018, 15:38
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New classic typeface
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: New classic typeface

I've seen a nearly-identical typeface in use by Schirmer in the past, so it's not limited to the Durand style in my view.
by Schonbergian
11 Jul 2018, 23:30
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 52
Views: 2152

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

At the risk of sounding like an appeal to authority, I am a professional singer who sight-reads several brand-new scores every week for a living, so I don't consider my opinion entirely uneducated on the matter. I would have more difficulty using a score that adheres to your standards than to what y...
by Schonbergian
11 Jul 2018, 23:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tremolo spacing?
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Tremolo spacing?

I have some quibbles with your syllabification, David - but I'm not sure if this is the correct thread for that. The only thing I have to say about the tremolo beam is that it should be less "Finale-like" and more slanted. It doesn't stand out against the staff lines like it should. Agree with RMK a...
by Schonbergian
10 Jul 2018, 02:04
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Typesetting em dashes in lyrics - best solution?

I've been working on typesetting a hymn using a text from Newman's Verses on Various Occasions, which (unusually for a hymn text) uses full dashes, even over lines (for example, the first line of verse 2). I've struggled to typeset this properly and have arrived at what I thought was the obvious sol...
by Schonbergian
07 Jul 2018, 01:30
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 52
Views: 2152

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

That font looks like something out of a music book for 5-year-olds, and it makes Opus look like the heaviest thing on the block.