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by David Ward
23 Sep 2020, 15:36
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Stave size for a study score?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Stave size for a study score?

I can now confirm that the 3.5mm staves are fully legible in the aforementioned study score as printed by https://www.doxdirect.com/ (which was done very cheaply & quickly). It would not normally be suitable for a conductor's score (although I've seen conductors turn up to rehearsal with tiny miniat...
by David Ward
18 Sep 2020, 20:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Stave size for a study score?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Stave size for a study score?

Elaine Gould gives 3.7mm as the smallest acceptable stave height for a full score; but what about a study score? Would 3.5mm be OK, in the opinion of members of this forum? I have a 320 page score which I would normally have printed in Glasgow to B4 giving a stave height of 4.3mm, but due to Covid r...
by David Ward
04 Sep 2020, 21:00
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Orchestra Seating Brass/WW
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Orchestra Seating Brass/WW

I'll add that Covid social distancing and all that can alter the orchestra layout somewhat. However, I've just watched a live-streamed operatic concert from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in which a full orchestra of 67 (there was even a contrabass trombone) were spread right across where the ...
by David Ward
04 Sep 2020, 18:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Orchestra Seating Brass/WW
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Orchestra Seating Brass/WW

Something very roughly like this is typical.
by David Ward
03 Sep 2020, 20:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Orchestra Seating Brass/WW
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Orchestra Seating Brass/WW

It varies. Usually for trumpets and trombones the first trombone and the first trumpet sit next to one another if they are spread out in a line. If trombones are behind trumpets, then the first trombone should be directly behind the first trumpet and both nearer the centre than the the second and th...
by David Ward
25 Aug 2020, 21:09
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: An Intriguing Measure in Beethoven’s op. 101
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: An Intriguing Measure in Beethoven’s op. 101

John Ruggero wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 20:49
The first thing I'd ask him would be: "Now about that A sharp and those metronome indications in the Hammerklavier Sonata..."
Yes!
by David Ward
20 Aug 2020, 21:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico cross-grade promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Dorico cross-grade promotion

I think this one computer only arrangement might be the deal breaker for me. I had thought of taking up the cross-grade offer to see how I got on, but I don't think this old man would cope at all well with the potential hassle if things went awry but I didn't have in on two computers. Read on only i...
by David Ward
19 Aug 2020, 14:09
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico cross-grade promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Dorico cross-grade promotion

Is it possible to have Dorico running on two computers simultaneously without extra cost? I often work on two for practical reasons related to heating my house in winter &c. Or does Dorico still have restrictions in this respect?
by David Ward
07 Aug 2020, 21:23
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Different notations - Bach - Cello
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Re: Different notations - Bach - Cello

2 is the one familiar to me. I played the cello in adolescence (until the trombone took precedence) and as far as I remember the only editions that were available in the UK in the 1950s looked like No 2. It seems identical to the Bach-Gesellschaft edition I have on my shelves here now, but because i...
by David Ward
04 Aug 2020, 16:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Multiple Parts on Single Page
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Multiple Parts on Single Page

Please: never ask trombones to share a stand (two copies of a double part can be OK, but is not often preferred).