Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

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Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

Post by OCTO » 30 Jun 2019, 09:05

Here is a page from Strauss' Don Quixote, by Jos. Aibl Verlag, 1898, from 1904 sold by Universal Edition Wien.
I have never been thinking to reduce note sizes in a crowded page. That is interesting - flexibility and clarity... At the first I believed the notes were graces, but no, all are regular. The most interesting are the clarinets.
(Of course, I assume that the parts are using standard notes.)
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Re: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

Post by David Ward » 30 Jun 2019, 09:39

I've not been aware of this before, but it certainly seems to be something to to add to one's armoury of possible solutions to problems. To be used with care.

In Finale I don't think there's any way to have one note size for the score and another for the part, so one would have to restore the full note size for the linked parts. Hitherto I have reduced the whole system (which doesn't affect linked parts) when faced with something like this, but what's done here has the potential to be more flexible.
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Re: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

Post by OCTO » 30 Jun 2019, 09:51

Also interesting, the sizes of dynamics and rests are kept intact for the reduced notes.
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