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by David Ward
09 Feb 2016, 08:03
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: A Helpful Addition?
Replies: 56
Views: 16989

Re: Composers vs Editors: A Helpful Addition?

John Ruggero wrote:I am glad that everyone is enjoying and learning from this forum, the brainchild of OCTO. I certainly am.
Yes indeed, even if some of it is a little over my head (as a mere composer!).

Thanks indeed to OCTO.
by David Ward
09 Feb 2016, 07:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: A Helpful Addition?
Replies: 56
Views: 16989

Re: Composers vs Editors: A Helpful Addition?

… … … In other words, her definition neglects any tuplets irregular to any other value than two or three, which is not uncommon in modern music (e.g., some of the tuplets in the last Xenakis piece quoted in this thread is not considered by Gould's definition: http://notat.io/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=95&...
by David Ward
08 Feb 2016, 21:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Editors: A Helpful Addition?
Replies: 56
Views: 16989

Re: Composers vs Editors: A Helpful Addition?

E. Gould gives a very strange definition of a tuplet that is to me almost incomprehensible and seemingly incorrect: "A tuplet is a rhythmic division that does not divide unto standard groups of two or three." Even if John's minor typo (it should be 'into' not 'unto') is corrected, when taken out of...
by David Ward
27 Jan 2016, 16:27
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Xenakis
Replies: 77
Views: 26861

Re: Xenakis

I see that one of these pieces, Mists, was written for Roger Woodward. I met him in the late 1960s or early 1970s. He seemed more than intense, but was clearly brilliant both pianistically and musically.
by David Ward
25 Jan 2016, 23:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Modern French ties?
Replies: 15
Views: 7214

Re: Modern French ties?

OCTO wrote:David, beautiful score.
Thank you!
by David Ward
25 Jan 2016, 08:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Modern French ties?
Replies: 15
Views: 7214

Re: Modern French ties?

I used to use them, as in the scanned manuscript score of mine from the mid-1970s, but not now. I don't recall why I stopped using them – they're in a manuscript of mine from 1989, but not in one from 1994.
by David Ward
20 Jan 2016, 09:44
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2
Replies: 22
Views: 10187

Re: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2

… … Perhaps. Also, keep in mind that I'm no pianist. My distinct impression is that Piano has a much freer tradition with regard to engraving conventions than other instruments. This is important to remember when attaching significance to such conventions, which, in essence, are designed to work fo...
by David Ward
17 Jan 2016, 15:47
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2
Replies: 22
Views: 10187

Re: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2

While querying neither John's musical nor his pianistic analysis, I'm potentially doubtful of his analysis of Beethoven's writing motivation regarding stem directions, S-shaped slurs and one or two other things; although none of us can be certain of what was going on in his mind or indeed in the ref...
by David Ward
23 Dec 2015, 14:24
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Crumb's unique rhythms
Replies: 20
Views: 9873

Re: Crumb's unique rhythms

… … … What do you think, David? I think that there are probably musical situations and types of ensemble in which a standardized 'whole bar note' might work very efficiently, irrespective of the varying time signatures; but for the most part, and after further thought, I agree that it's likely to b...
by David Ward
22 Dec 2015, 22:26
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Crumb's unique rhythms
Replies: 20
Views: 9873

Re: Crumb's unique rhythms

John Ruggero wrote:Or make it a double whole note. Will anyone complain?
A breve (ie double whole note) is perhaps the most traditional-seeming answer that ought to fit most situations, if not as elegant as Crumb's before & after (or multiple) dots.