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by Schonbergian
19 Jul 2018, 17:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 5
Views: 58

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: 2097

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: 133

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: 412

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: 2097

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: 202

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: 133

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: 2097

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: 52
Views: 2097

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: 52
Views: 2097

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...