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by oktophonie
09 Jan 2021, 21:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Scalable Vector Graphics (inkscape, illustrator)
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Scalable Vector Graphics (inkscape, illustrator)

James Ingram used to do Stockhausen's scores in this way, kind of (basic input in Finale, then all the actual work in FreeHand, later subsumed into Illustrator). They remain the most beautiful scores I've ever seen. https://james-ingram-act-two.de/stockhausen/stockhausenSoftware.html I always consid...
by oktophonie
28 Dec 2020, 08:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 35
Views: 2500

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

Yes, I've seen this quite often in Japanese engraving; it works rather well, I think.
I'm most intrigued by the text font though (like in b.14) - what's that?
by oktophonie
23 Dec 2020, 12:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?

At the end of Act 2 (score p431) Strauss asks Vc and Db to tune down to low Bb; so the scordatura could feasibly continue until the beginning of Act 3. That said, it may just be another example of Strauss's "I write what I want" attitude (like his notorious violin low E, etc), and in practice usuall...
by oktophonie
21 Dec 2020, 13:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 35
Views: 2500

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

Yes, I never liked the mp ligature either and was a bit surprised to see it in Bravura. (Of course, mp is a bit of a nonsense dynamic anyway, as Berio used to say, but that's another matter) :)
by oktophonie
17 Dec 2020, 08:49
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 35
Views: 2500

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

Totally agreed. I often felt SCORE worked better in orchestral music (i.e. at a small size) than for piano music, though actually this is as much as anything to do with the line width setting in SCORE, which is often carelessly handled - I've seen lots of orchestral scores which are too heavy and pi...
by oktophonie
15 Dec 2020, 13:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 35
Views: 2500

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

Very nice, and pretty SCORE-faithful! Bärenreiter no longer use SCORE for new publications but it looks like for most of their scores now they use a font (presumably Partita) to give the impression that they still are. Not often especially well engraved, though a bigger problem is their editorial st...
by oktophonie
15 Dec 2020, 07:30
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 35
Views: 2500

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

Here's a page showing 3.6 in action. This is pretty much "out of the box" as far as settings go, so there's plenty wrong here, and obviously one could spend ages tweaking things to get them to look correct; but those are big problems to solve in code, in future versions. (Slurs are an obvious target...
by oktophonie
14 Dec 2020, 14:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 35
Views: 2500

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

Hello, fellow okto. pp, ppp, ppp etc are drawn as ligatures, with the separate ps joined together, so they do need to exist; the ff, fff etc the same, to a lesser extent; also, all these are standard SMuFL characters. As soon as we set the kerning up properly it'll be possible to use multiple p/f ch...
by oktophonie
14 Dec 2020, 12:15
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Musescore 3.5.0.13199
Replies: 35
Views: 2500

Re: Musescore 3.5.0.13199

Hello, I've been developing this font along with Tantacrul. (It sort of originates with my own customised version of the SCORE symbol set from my what feels like millions of years working with that software; but we've done a lot more to it.) It has its own home on github now if anyone wants to play ...