What notation program is this?

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What notation program is this?

Post by Schonbergian » 09 Oct 2017, 00:56

It seems at first glance that mainstream computer notation has actually gotten worse over time. Look at this beautiful 1991 score for proof:
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This score is obviously computer-engraved, yet its quality is comparable to much of the hand-engraving from the period, and I'm almost never one to favour computer output. However, I'm completely at a loss as to which program this is. It isn't Amadeus or SCORE, and while the treble clef is vaguely similar to Graphire it's not the same. Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by tisimst » 09 Oct 2017, 02:20

My immediate thought was Graphire, too, but I guess not. Any chance you’ve tried to find/contact either of the listed copyright holders?
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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by odod » 09 Oct 2017, 06:04

i think it came from old music notation program .. perhaps Synclavier engraving system, or can you provide the note with flags or other symbols ?
Graphire's clef is not like that, it has sharper edge on the Treble clef, somewhere around this forum there was a guy who posted about old music notation software and he also had the attachment of the documents.
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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by Schonbergian » 09 Oct 2017, 16:04

tisimst wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 02:20
My immediate thought was Graphire, too, but I guess not. Any chance you’ve tried to find/contact either of the listed copyright holders?
I figured they wouldn't know or care about what they'd likely see as a trivial detail, but I'll drop them a call.

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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by OCTO » 11 Oct 2017, 18:54

Not being able to examine the score 'in vivo', and with a low resolution picture, I don't think it is done with computer. If you look at the microscopic level how the clefs are inconsistently positioned toward the left line, position of 8va on the clefs, and the time signatures different heights on the lines, I guess it is Notaset.
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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by RMK » 11 Oct 2017, 21:10

That was my guess as well.

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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by liuscorne » 11 Oct 2017, 21:35

OCTO wrote:
11 Oct 2017, 18:54
Not being able to examine the score 'in vivo', and with a low resolution picture, I don't think it is done with computer. If you look at the microscopic level how the clefs are inconsistently positioned toward the left line, position of 8va on the clefs, and the time signatures different heights on the lines, I guess it is Notaset.
I looked long and hard, but couldn't see any differences (at least no differences that couldn't be explained by the quality of the scan). All elements (especially the lyrics) are positioned so precisely that I can't imagine there being any manual work involved.

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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by Schonbergian » 12 Oct 2017, 14:32

liuscorne wrote:
11 Oct 2017, 21:35
OCTO wrote:
11 Oct 2017, 18:54
Not being able to examine the score 'in vivo', and with a low resolution picture, I don't think it is done with computer. If you look at the microscopic level how the clefs are inconsistently positioned toward the left line, position of 8va on the clefs, and the time signatures different heights on the lines, I guess it is Notaset.
I looked long and hard, but couldn't see any differences (at least no differences that couldn't be explained by the quality of the scan). All elements (especially the lyrics) are positioned so precisely that I can't imagine there being any manual work involved.
This was my conclusion as well.

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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by OCTO » 12 Oct 2017, 18:26

Can you zoom the first measure? With a higher definition graphics?
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Re: What notation program is this?

Post by Schonbergian » 12 Oct 2017, 22:33

OCTO wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 18:26
Can you zoom the first measure? With a higher definition graphics?
That scan was from last year and I'm unsure if I still have a copy of this specific score lying around. I'll check in my university's music library tomorrow to see if I can find a specimen.

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