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by RMK
19 Mar 2018, 23:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

Perhaps the OP meant critical vs. practical performing edition?
by RMK
12 Jan 2018, 18:58
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Have reprints been getting worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Have reprints been getting worse?

Part of the problem is that (Kalmus, at least) has digitized their entire collection and now most titles are print-on-demand. At first, they were printed at a very low resolution until many orchestra librarians complained. It's a bit better now, but still not as sharp as the older prints.
by RMK
03 Jan 2018, 00:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Most popular engraving programs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Most popular engraving programs?

I was under the impression that SCORE does not use fonts for any musical symbols (perhaps excepting dynamics?), but is entirely vector based. I suppose you can alter settings that affect the shape of the notes and other symbols. It's really amazing (to me, anyway) that the the application that almos...
by RMK
15 Oct 2017, 17:27
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1
Replies: 151
Views: 25916

Re: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1

I don't know about the software, but I agree that this is really third rate work, both in terms of typography and engraving. I've seen enough similarly bad examples to know that there is no reason (anymore) to expect high quality engraving from Urtext editions. Hear, hear! I just bought orchestral ...
by RMK
11 Oct 2017, 21:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: What notation program is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: What notation program is this?

That was my guess as well.
by RMK
04 Oct 2017, 12:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Single note of 5/4
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Single note of 5/4

I don't agree. Looks too much like a misplaced double-sharp.

I think a better solution is the rhythm dot on both sides of the note (the dot to the left signifying half the value of the dot on the right), although that could be confusing in certain polyphonic situations.
by RMK
03 Oct 2017, 12:05
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1
Replies: 151
Views: 25916

Re: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1

Sometimes if you change the original staff (from upper to lower or vice versa) the situation resolves itself.
by RMK
20 Sep 2017, 12:22
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Notations 21
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Notations 21

It does look interesting, but $455 US?

I'll pass...
by RMK
05 Sep 2017, 11:55
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: John Worley Co. question
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: John Worley Co. question

This appears to be the composers manuscript. Note the initials at the end.

Are you looking for information on Worley or Rich? The composer has a Wikipedia page. I got a few hits on Worley but they all appear to be historical references.
by RMK
06 Aug 2017, 13:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composer vs Engravers: Economy
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Composer vs Engravers: Economy

This is fine for a piano part where there can be no doubt of the composer's intention. But what if this was a divisi string staff? I bet that the B-natural would be treated as a grace note. So the "ugly" stem would be necessary. Obviously one would try to avoid a four part divisi on one staff, but i...