XVIIIth centuary string notation

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Schneider
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XVIIIth centuary string notation

Post by Schneider » 22 Sep 2016, 18:10

Hi OCTO, hi All,
Long time no see ;)

Does somebody know the meaning of this notation:
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(Bréval - op.5, 1778)

TIA,
Pierre
~Pierre

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Re: XVIIIth centuary string notation

Post by erelievonen » 22 Sep 2016, 19:54

That is "bow vibrato" (i.e. making the rhythm heard by bow pressure only, without stopping the bow between notes).
Sometimes this notation is modernized into a slur with dots on each note. I'm not sure whether that means exactly the same, though.

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Re: XVIIIth centuary string notation

Post by Schneider » 23 Sep 2016, 04:44

Thank you erelievonen.
I've also found some info here:
http://www.boccherinionline.it/annate/n ... ulou-4.php

Cheers
~Pierre

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