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by David Ward
21 Oct 2017, 21:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 7977

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

… … …all of them primarily keyboard players who wrote beautifully for the keyboard, the orchestra, and every medium they touched. Of pianist composers, Brahms is seemingly more considerate than many others in his treatment of the trombones. In the usual (Simrock) edition of the score of his first s...
by David Ward
21 Oct 2017, 14:47
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 7977

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

… … fairly precise audio mock-up is now becoming standard and expected for new works. I hope I don't start getting routinely asked for these, although I do usually offer a low grade playback file to the non-musician part of any cross-art collaboration. The artist who created the video for this http...
by David Ward
21 Oct 2017, 09:56
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 7977

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

OCTO. perhaps implied in your post is that computer-composers have to notate everything literally for exact computer playback. Then they treat musicians like computers… … Sometimes a real problem, I think. That said, there are striking instances from the past of great pianist composers who have not...
by David Ward
19 Oct 2017, 16:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 7977

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

Guessing, no more, it may have been compositional in order to prevent stopping exactly at the beat, especially if the phrase ended with a consonant. Probably related to certain habits in the English amateur choral tradition which somebody found annoying. However, it may be something else entirely. C...
by David Ward
15 Oct 2017, 15:03
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Is this clear?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Is this clear?

Thanks (BTW A# not F# - bass clef!). Oppure = ‘otherwise’ or even ‘or.’ I use it rather than ‘ossia’ out of habit, as it is familiar to opera singers from its use in the standard (Ricordi) editions of Verdi and other Italian opera. My habit of using it may not be very logical, and may be no more tha...
by David Ward
14 Oct 2017, 20:23
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Is this clear?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Is this clear?

Is this way of notating a vocal alternative clear? This is the full score. In the vocal score it may be appropriate to add a reduced size (65%) stave with the alternative, but I'd prefer not to do that in the full score. (Bass clef, crotchet = 126)
by David Ward
20 Sep 2017, 19:56
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Notations 21
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Notations 21

It seems to be marginally cheaper at £312 (US$420) on the Amazon UK web-site. This might suggest the possibility of a negotiated price, although still likely to be rather a lot.
by David Ward
11 Sep 2017, 09:52
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: neueweise fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: neueweise fonts

Yes, interesting indeed. Thank you for drawing attention to this.
by David Ward
09 Sep 2017, 09:15
Forum: News
Topic: Support Notatio
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Support Notatio

Do please let us know asap if our perhaps modest individual contributions don't add up to quite enough…
by David Ward
28 Aug 2017, 16:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

In my thinking, an anti-accent sign is only meaningful if it is placed on a beat that normally would be accented. None of those in your example are on any beat, so I'd consider them unnecessary. Thank you. I think that what I wanted (which is what I seem to have got in the linked recording) was a v...