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by David Ward
09 Sep 2018, 16:41
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Piano octaving
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Piano octaving

I'm glad you answered John. I was going to suggest the same as you, but much better from an experienced pianist (which I am not).

(I am assuming that this is for piano or at least keyboard of some kind.)
by David Ward
08 Sep 2018, 08:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

… … … On further thought I don't see any compelling reason why in this instance you should not add legato slurs to groups of syllables. Interestingly, here in Boulez, he indeed uses slurs as the phrasing tool. It looks similar to what I would need. Boulez, Pli Selon Pli 3 This use of two levels of ...
by David Ward
06 Sep 2018, 13:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

… … …David, could you give me an example of what you're talking about with the single syllable? I'll see if I can find a suitable example if it doesn't involve awkward scanning. The semiquavers - interrupted into two groups - on the first syllable of ‘murdered’ in the Song of the Head about 9'30 in...
by David Ward
06 Sep 2018, 08:30
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

Interestingly, I'm sometimes faced with the opposite problem - a sequence of notes on one vowel which would by modern convention be covered by a slur, but which I do not want sung legato. The 19th century vocal beaming is less than ideal for reading rhythms, but does allow slurs to have only their l...
by David Ward
06 Sep 2018, 06:51
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

OCTO I'm guessing that you want to show exactly where the the individual legato phrases begin and end? On further thought I don't see any compelling reason why in this instance you should not add legato slurs to groups of syllables. It should be obvious what they are intended to mean, as they were c...
by David Ward
05 Sep 2018, 21:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

"molto legato" would fit the bill.… As Schonbergian says “molto legato” or a similar direction should fit the bill. In earlier times long legato phrase marks were often placed over multiple syllables (cf Verdi), but that is rarely done in modern notation. It's not quite forbidden, but it's usually ...
by David Ward
09 Aug 2018, 17:47
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Music Type Foundry - question
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Music Type Foundry - question

OCTO wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 09:31
… … … Add: OTOH, David Ward has always astound me with his simple but always correct and beautiful use of the standard Finale fonts in his scores.
:)
by David Ward
31 Jul 2018, 21:49
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Hand copiedf part from - when?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Hand copiedf part from - when?

… … It's got to be from a time when it was feasible to print the header and footer with handwritten music. I thought the header and footer could conceivably be a later addition to an earlier copied part. The full post code is quite modern, as they weren't around in my youth - just N2 without the re...
by David Ward
31 Jul 2018, 16:52
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Hand copiedf part from - when?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Hand copiedf part from - when?

Helen Thomson, harpist with the BBC Scottish SO, has posted this pic of a part page on Twitter with the comment ‘Looking forward to playing Big Ben in London tonight.’ I thought the style of hand copying, possibly from the 1920s, but maybe much later, might be of interest to members of this forum an...
by David Ward
20 Jul 2018, 07:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 13
Views: 2177

Re: Simple syncopation notation

FWIW on this occasion I don't agree with Arnstein and I will continue to hyphenate as I do now. The hyphenation that seems most likely to convey the meaning of the text is the one I choose. I feel that when setting English the conventional divisions of syllables most often achieve this. An important...