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… … …I should be able to provide a link to the sound of this passage as recorded by trombonist David Purser with the London Sinfonietta. Here it is: (I hope it works!) http://www.composers-uk.com/davidward/s_queen.mp3 The trombone, with bucket mute, starts at once a bit before the page of vocal sco...
And how might a trombone player do it without the positions' being specified? The same principle (slide against legato pitch), but not so comprehensively and probably not playing the high G# in the 7th position. The singer at this point represents a real smoothy, an oleaginous seducer, so I wanted a...
BTW and getting a bit OT from slurs (relates very much to legato, though, so not too far off); if anyone is interested, I can explain the rather unusual (for these notes) slide positions specified for the trombone on the scanned page of full score. I don't doubt it, so please do. The basic principl...
BTW and getting a bit OT from slurs (relates very much to legato, though, so not too far off); if anyone is interested, I can explain the rather unusual (for these notes) slide positions specified for the trombone on the scanned page of full score.
Well here is the relevant page of full score at the stage at which I think I made the vocal score (35 years ago, so my memory…) - it's not the definitive full score, which followed a little later. Reading the comments, I'm wondering just what were my intentions? In any case, it's on my long list of ...
I don't think this page from a vocal score I prepared for a piece of mine in 1982 illustrates the point; but it certainly does contain some wayward slurs! (Crotchet [quarter] = 72)
Are you able to upload some examples of this from your own manuscripts, David? It could be quite educational to see some more examples of this in a modern context. I've checked a couple of my old manuscripts, but haven't yet found what I was looking for. I believe that there ARE relevant examples, ...
… … …As this more basic layer of communication is always and inevitably present, I think that engravers should seek to be aware of it as much as possible. Many composers are! I was usually conscious of this sort of thing when writing in manuscript, but I continue to struggle (and sometimes give up)...
- 08 Aug 2017, 16:23
- Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
- Topic: Composer vs Engravers: Economy
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One even finds it with double dots in Mozart's operas. I'd have to search for the specific examples, but, yes, it's a pity that one probably can't get away with it in standard ‘modern’ notation.
- 02 Aug 2017, 06:51
- Forum: Engraving Commentaries
- Topic: Case of the Disappearing Slur
- Replies: 28
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I find the hand-adjusted slurs to be much more pleasing and better at depicting the connection between the two notes. I agree. (I'm not sure how often I have encountered this in my own scores, or to what extent I have manually adjusted the result when it has occurred. Oh dear, yet another detail…)