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by Schonbergian
14 Jul 2018, 15:38
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New classic typeface
Replies: 4
Views: 400

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: 50
Views: 2004

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: 173

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: 2
Views: 92

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: 50
Views: 2004

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.
by Schonbergian
30 Jun 2018, 01:50
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2004

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

If you mean with "everywhere else in music" you mean the vast majority of printed music scores then of course I agree completely with you that anything different from what is used everywhere will first look different and it can indeed lead to some people shouting "How on earth do you dare to change...
by Schonbergian
26 Jun 2018, 00:00
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2004

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

Probably the closest we've gotten to that style are the Novello "block" dynamic marks - which I don't feel particularly intrude on the readibility of the score. Example: http://ks.petruccimusiclibrary.org/files/imglnks/usimg/5/54/IMSLP45059-PMLP07276-Elgar-Enigma.Oboe.pdf (Also the titling for old U...
by Schonbergian
24 Jun 2018, 23:41
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2004

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

Excluding the use of sans serif text font from the beginning as OCTO wrote, is for me difficult to understand and not an option for me. Because all music fonts are serif and mixing a sans-serif in (barring the titling and front matter, as Schott does) doesn't work stylistically. Vienna/Scorlatti ar...
by Schonbergian
23 Jun 2018, 13:13
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2004

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

I think there were two separate questions here: the purely aesthetic design of the items on the page, and the underlying layout. Regarding the former, this presents some difficulty, as many "modern design elements" (razor-thin line weights and edges, sharp angles, varying soft colours) are simply in...
by Schonbergian
17 Jun 2018, 02:43
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New classic typeface
Replies: 4
Views: 400

New classic typeface

I was browsing MTF's website and found this gem that wasn't there last time I checked: https://www.musictypefoundry.com/product/roman-ionic

It looks excellent for music use and similar to that used by at least Durand in the past.

Is that Knut's music typeface & engraving?