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by David Ward
17 May 2018, 12:39
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?

It's turned out to be a bit of a non-problem, as each of the short cadenzas for Bsn 1 in this little (4 min) piece can be made to fit on one system.
by David Ward
16 May 2018, 11:10
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?

Thanks.

I'll work out how best to achieve what she suggests in Finale. (Might be a bit convoluted at first, I suspect, but once done should be repeatable easily enough.)
by David Ward
16 May 2018, 10:29
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?

What is the best solution for placement of the whole bar rest plus pausa under the mini cadenza for bassoon 1? Is it OK where it is, or should it be more to the left?

In Finale I used JW conceal barlines for the cadenza and blank notation in the three lower staves for the concealed whole bars rests.
by David Ward
28 Apr 2018, 14:47
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Other comments on notation
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Other comments on notation

OCTO wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 13:16
I can't open the link, I don't have Facebook anymore. What is that group about?… …
I've never had Facebook so it's the same for me.
by David Ward
07 Apr 2018, 13:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Indicating voice types?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Indicating voice types?

A bit of an up-date: I asked this same question on Twitter. A composer colleague felt my fach for Siduri might have “too many contradictory definitions,” although he went on to add that “soprano fach can be very hard to pin down - every voice being wonderfully individual.” After I added a descriptio...
by David Ward
06 Apr 2018, 10:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Indicating voice types?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Indicating voice types?

Does this mildly non-standard Fach for two of the named roles (Siduri and Utnapishtim) look potentially helpful or not?
by David Ward
24 Mar 2018, 22:03
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notating to encourage rubato.
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Notating to encourage rubato.

David, I am always amused how you create very nice and balanced scores just using all default fonts and almost the default settings. Not sure how, but I guess your great experience with hand-engraving is why your, yet simple, decisions make it look good. Thank you OCTO. The Finale default rolled ar...
by David Ward
23 Mar 2018, 17:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notating to encourage rubato.
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Notating to encourage rubato.

… A few accel.'s and rit's., feathered beaming, small notes, and/or more complex tuplets would help the player know more clearly what you want. That might be too precise as it was more a waywardness of the moment that I had in mind. Anyway, it sounds OK as played on the recording, although some var...
by David Ward
22 Mar 2018, 16:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notating to encourage rubato.
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Notating to encourage rubato.

If you look at the screenshot you'll see that the opening sax solo of this 2 minute miniature is marked with rubato . If you listen to this recording https://soundcloud.com/decward/dreaming-of-a-distant-love/s-j0BUg played by the excellent Victoria Soames Samek it seems fairly strict. Is the notatio...
by David Ward
08 Mar 2018, 10:09
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?

John Ruggero wrote:
06 Mar 2018, 15:19
That looks fine, David… … … You might place the start of the small "jaws" more over the small note as you do "of".
Thank you. I'll experiment a little with the horizontal position of ‘jaws.’