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by David Ward
26 Aug 2017, 14:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

… … …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...
by David Ward
22 Aug 2017, 18:31
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

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...
by David Ward
22 Aug 2017, 16:01
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

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...
by David Ward
22 Aug 2017, 13:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

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.
by David Ward
21 Aug 2017, 10:31
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

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 ...
by David Ward
20 Aug 2017, 10:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

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)
by David Ward
20 Aug 2017, 10:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

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, ...
by David Ward
19 Aug 2017, 13:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 9008

Re: Slurs again

… … …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)...
by David Ward
08 Aug 2017, 16:23
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composer vs Engravers: Economy
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Composer vs Engravers: Economy

John Ruggero wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 15:22
Here is a wonderful notation that was used by many composers through the end of the 19th century… … …
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.
by David Ward
02 Aug 2017, 06:51
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Case of the Disappearing Slur
Replies: 28
Views: 4864

Re: Case of the Disappearing Slur

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…)