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by RMK
15 Oct 2017, 17:27
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1
Replies: 151
Views: 19090

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: 698

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: 393

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: 19090

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: 315

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: 410

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 I got a few hits on Worley but they all appear to be historical references.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: 773

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...
by RMK
28 Jun 2017, 18:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Forthcoming Dorico update
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Forthcoming Dorico update

If they would just include a way to make instrumental cues - even as a kludge.

Good news is that the cross-grade discount has been extended to September, and you are now able to download a demo of 1.1, even if you downloaded a previous demo.
by RMK
30 Mar 2017, 23:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: 'Transfering' Finale's spacing into Sibelius
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: 'Transfering' Finale's spacing into Sibelius

Get Bob Zwalich's note spacing plug-in. It has most, if not all of JW Spacing options plus other options (for example, the ability to expand note spacing by a certain percentage).

Also, its the only way to have several spacing algorithms in the same document.
by RMK
13 Mar 2017, 12:10
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Interesting clef inconsistency - any explanations?
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Interesting clef inconsistency - any explanations?

This is definitely autographed (i.e. hand-written). The slurs were made with french curves.

Beautiful handwriting indeed! I wonder if this could have been done by Langensheidt (sp?) who autographed many of Berg's scores (for instance, the Chamber Concerto)?