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by Schonbergian
13 Dec 2017, 20:57
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

No singer worth their salt would breathe in the middle of a word like that--slur or not. And, of course, the simple breath mark is far less obtrusive if that is what is desired.
by Schonbergian
13 Dec 2017, 17:20
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

And here is one of the few times you'll find "instrumental" articulations in vocal music, and smartly so as well (m. 28, lower three parts), from Josef Rheinberger, cut from much of the same cloth as Brahms.
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by Schonbergian
13 Dec 2017, 17:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

The most egregious offense in this category has come from certain composers for the voice (Vaughan Williams and Rossini come to mind at once) that use slurs in this manner. Legato is already assumed in vocal music unless otherwise notated, and we phrase with the text or with a need for oxygen anywa...
by Schonbergian
11 Dec 2017, 20:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

I think your comment is very perceptive, Schonbergian. A kind of heaviness completely at odds with the style comes over such music when those those long slurs are added. But do most current composers use slurs to show phrases rather than legato? Perhaps those that do feel that it is impossible for ...
by Schonbergian
11 Dec 2017, 13:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

Although I am not an exceptionally skilled pianist, I've noticed that playing from urtext editions of, say, Beethoven (with the legato groups clearly marked out as defined here) feels far more natural and "right" than the heavily edited, early 20th century editions where one big slur is used to indi...
by Schonbergian
08 Dec 2017, 20:24
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

Are the ugly slurs still unchangeable? IMO, this is the biggest barrier to me using Dorico or recommending it to others.
by Schonbergian
08 Dec 2017, 20:21
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: Font Attempt

I agree with John about the slurs, and also believe they are too tapered. I think a more even distribution of weight across the entire slur is the most appealing, and have witnessed this in my favourite hand-engraving.
by Schonbergian
07 Dec 2017, 16:15
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: Font Attempt

I feel as though the noteheads could be larger and fill the staff more.

I like the balance of the flat and natural, but feel the sharp could be a tad darker overall.
by Schonbergian
27 Nov 2017, 19:11
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A case study in why not to use sans-serifs
Replies: 3
Views: 201

A case study in why not to use sans-serifs

We will be performing Brahms's Begraebnisgesang in the coming months with organ accompaniment, and I was surprised to find out that only one score with keyboard reduction has been published - a modern edition by Breitkopf. I could scarcely prepare myself for the horror I was about to see when I clic...
by Schonbergian
17 Nov 2017, 16:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: On style guides

Yeah, that helps. What is the best way to ensure consistency across programs that I am not personally familiar with? There are fonts that can work across programs, but if (for instance) I wanted a copying team to be able to duplicate my LilyPond style within MuseScore and Finale, how would I work ou...