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by John Ruggero
10 Jun 2018, 18:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 7315

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

Mancini's approach to such held notes is the complete opposite of that used by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven et. al. who avoided tied notes whenever possible. Personally, I prefer the music of the latter to the Pink Panther.

Thanks for the recommendation, OCTO. That books sounds very interesting.
by John Ruggero
10 Jun 2018, 15:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1303

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

I am looking forward to trying Dorico again when it can do intricate piano fingering as easily as Finale, and has, as a safety net, graphic capabilities that will allow the user to go beyond what the designers have automated so that an entire project will not be doomed by something unforeseen by the...
by John Ruggero
15 May 2018, 15:09
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

MarkSealey wrote:
13 May 2018, 18:48
There obviously really is a golden opportunity for someone here.
Of course, this would be someone's life work. Such a work would be of great interest to engravers, because one suspects that many of these details have never been described in print.
by John Ruggero
14 May 2018, 14:21
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

Thanks for the example, benwiggy. That is what I am looking for, but with far more detail. Instead of "For most of the Baroque period" there would be examples of the first known hand-written and engraved staccato dots and then many more examples of its continued development through the Baroque to th...
by John Ruggero
13 May 2018, 15:47
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

As you said, none of these books has the kind of detail that we seem to be looking for. And the Williams stops just when things would be getting most interesting, at least for my purposes. If anyone wants to write such a book, I would suggest starting with Gould and researching backwards. Then arran...
by John Ruggero
12 May 2018, 15:21
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

Thanks, benwiggy. I will look into that one. What I am really looking for is something that will cover every element of our system and show its development from first appearance to the present. For example, who invented the staccato dot, how was it first used and positioned, how did various composer...
by John Ruggero
03 May 2018, 02:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

The Henle app is definitely a step in the right direction, but I would envision something of much greater scope.
by John Ruggero
02 May 2018, 11:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

Sorry, benwiggy, I missed your excellent point. As mentioned in this and another thread, I think that multiplicity of responsible editions of standard works, whether by major publishers or by individuals, is a very good thing as a way to share musical knowledge. And there should be a website for mus...
by John Ruggero
02 May 2018, 10:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

The difference is more apparent the further back in time you go...'. As you imply, the difference between the two has become less now, with the "Urtext" editions being a kind of hybrid of the two. Perhaps the essential difference between the older type of performing edition and a current critical o...