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by Schonbergian
20 May 2019, 04:34
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: 17th Century moveably type font
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: 17th Century moveably type font

We have scores for a reason. Part-books for singers were phased out for a reason. If we can at all obtain the context, it is unbelievably helpful. I see this as useful for historical work and goofing around only, and I say that as a singer who predominantly works in Renaissance music nowadays. I wou...
by Schonbergian
13 May 2019, 17:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven Stems
Replies: 18
Views: 2985

Re: Beethoven Stems

Might I ask why, in the final bar, you slur on the note-side rather than the beam-side? Just to keep the continuity of appearance?
by Schonbergian
09 May 2019, 18:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven Stems
Replies: 18
Views: 2985

Re: Beethoven Stems

m. 169 - why the B :n ?
by Schonbergian
11 Apr 2019, 01:39
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Comparing text fonts (Operatic Score)
Replies: 25
Views: 4943

Re: Comparing text fonts (Operatic Score)

My opinion as a thickness queen is that Carrig's thickness is fine for everything but lyrics, which naturally require thicker typefaces in order to stand out properly against the music and remain readable at small type sizes. Have you considered Carrig for everything but lyrics and Vollkorn for lyri...
by Schonbergian
09 Apr 2019, 04:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Re: Composers vs Editors: Another controversial note

It will be interesting to see how much improvement you can get on the Schenker edition, John. Even seventy-five years later, it's still the reference edition for many, with engraving from one of the finest publishing houses in their prime.
by Schonbergian
09 Apr 2019, 04:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Best way to notate long(ish) voiced consonant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Best way to notate long(ish) voiced consonant?

(m) under the note when you want humming to begin. So doo - (m)
by Schonbergian
09 Apr 2019, 04:04
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Comparing text fonts (Operatic Score)
Replies: 25
Views: 4943

Re: Comparing text fonts (Operatic Score)

Your second choice fits the aesthetic of your score much better, although a slightly thicker version (if it can be found) would be even better. The use of sans-serif fonts in music should be extremely limited. In the past only Universal Edition routinely used sans-serifs for text markings, and even ...
by Schonbergian
22 Jan 2019, 03:55
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Score Music Fonts and Score Layout
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: Score Music Fonts and Score Layout

I think you could stand to make the staves themselves larger but space them more closely. Lots of white space that could be put to good use if you're having issues with readability.

Stave lines need to be thicker if you're using noteheads that big.
by Schonbergian
08 Dec 2018, 00:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Non-melisma slurs in vocal music?
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Non-melisma slurs in vocal music?

It's not the modern beaming that makes it redundant, but rather the "espress." marking. What I read you wanting from the slur is an entirely connected musical idea with a bit more liberty than usual to preserve the connection - in other words, what espress. would tell me.
by Schonbergian
13 Nov 2018, 04:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 12
Views: 4296

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

And Mozart is never uniformly coloured like a Dorico score.

Perhaps a better analogy would be an all-legato performance of Bach -- technically perfect, but lacking the subtle human variations in articulation and phrasing that make the piece truly sparkle.