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by David Ward
24 Mar 2018, 22:03
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notating to encourage rubato.
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

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: 1471

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: 1471

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: 1931

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.’
by David Ward
06 Mar 2018, 12:19
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

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

Are these solutions OK? Although I'd rather like it if the high G is sung in the first example as well as in the second (about an hour later) it is my original version of the first example that is notated with the full sized notes - the optional high G was an afterthought. In the second case the E s...
by David Ward
26 Feb 2018, 22:33
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: What do you think?

An interesting conundrum…
by David Ward
15 Feb 2018, 22:29
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

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

Thank you John, what you say makes sense.
by David Ward
15 Feb 2018, 11:04
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

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

A singer who isn't a show-off? Now there's a thought! Seriously, perhaps you may be right, although the D was how I had it until I thought: ‘Why not go for a G?’ There is another high G without option (for now) about an hour later (again doubled by horn), close to the end of the piece (see screensho...
by David Ward
14 Feb 2018, 23:18
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

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

Are my intentions clear for this alternative? - I don't want to use a separate stave. I rather hope the baritone will take the option and sing the high G, but I give the easier version as the standard. (Crotchet = 126.) There may (or may not) be a snatched breath in the quaver rest, with the note be...
by David Ward
08 Jan 2018, 21:25
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Does score quality influence performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: Does score quality influence performance?

I think there are many on this forum who'd like to believe yes, but I ‘hae ma doots’ (as some might say in this part of Scotland). To expand on that: if the music is sufficiently convincing, then any score that is better than dreadful should bring an effective performance from committed and suitably...