OCTO wrote:Knut, I finally opened your documents.
I agree, the bolder one is the better.
However, I would definitely omit using the same font for lyrics (italic). Now, this font takes to much power, but singers don't need it since they learn the text quite quick, and as well they use to keep in hands scores.
And yes, very very nice score. Do you have your own edition??
Well, if the idea is for the score to leave an impression of balance, the same font should definitely work for both lyrics and text expressions. Otherwise the contrast should be even bigger, i.e., semibold for text expressions and regular for lyrics. I think minute differences in weight based on pragmatic assessments is unnecessary, and would compromise the aesthetics of the score. Wouldn't you agree?
If you are indeed advocating for two different font styles for translated lyrics and expressive text, then I'm afraid my font is neither fish nor fowl, and the design would have to be changed to fit one or the other.
Thank you, but I would credit the Durand engravers in this case. You can have a look at the original here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/09168
If you're asking if I have my own publishing company, then no, I don't.