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by Harpsichordmaker
19 Jun 2024, 11:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

Regarding editorial clef changes: they can be done well and in tune with the composer's thinking, or badly and distort the musical picture. Here is an example that I found in about a minute in Bach's Goldberg Variations. Fine composers try to place their clef changes in musically logical places, of...
by Harpsichordmaker
07 Jun 2024, 17:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

Well, John, of course you are right, but probably not all things are equal: beaming(1) can definitely convey musical meaning and should be preserved, while clefs can maybe modernized with little harm… _______ (1) beaming in XVII-XIX-centuries Opera and in general singing parts only follow a conventi...
by Harpsichordmaker
07 Jun 2024, 09:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

As for the first issue, a dashed tie is enough, no need to a dedicated note in the critical commentary. Usual convention for cautionary accidentals is round brackets, in order to distinguish them by the square brackets used for accidentals actually missing in the source(s). In practice, I don’t feel...
by Harpsichordmaker
04 Jun 2024, 12:44
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius

Oddly enough, the issue is only present in "normal" octaves, i.e. when both notes are in the same voice, while the alignment of the sharps is normal when the two notes are in two different voices. Look at the picture.

Windows, Sibelius, November font.
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by Harpsichordmaker
04 Jun 2024, 12:03
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius

Thank you Ben. Sibelius can adjust alterations left-right position very easily, so it's something I can fix in a snap. I was wondering how a so fine font has such drawback. However, the manual coming with the font states very clearly that Sibelius for Windows has a bug preventing the font from relia...
by Harpsichordmaker
01 Jun 2024, 18:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius

Probably. Is there anything I could do to fix this issue?
by Harpsichordmaker
01 Jun 2024, 09:53
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius

I am using November font with Sibelius, and I found an alignment problem with sharps in octaves, see the image. No other font in SIbelius has this issue. I have used November2 in Dorico with no issues. November2 is somewhat different from November which is a Sibelius specific version of the same fon...
by Harpsichordmaker
05 May 2024, 11:44
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Attribution and Use of Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 19816

Re: Attribution and Use of Sources

From what I understand, they still have all their data, but they don't want to simply "restore the backup and carry on" -- because those systems would have the same vulnerabilities. It's going to take time to migrate their data to new systems. I wholeheartedly hope so. However, their repo...
by Harpsichordmaker
04 May 2024, 11:33
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Attribution and Use of Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 19816

Re: Attribution and Use of Sources

I can sit in my chair and browse through manuscripts from Vienna, Naples, Paris, London, etc. OT: À propos London: the British Library is still down since the ransomware attack in October 23: https://www.bl.uk/. One of the first reports of BL stated that the scanned files may never be recoverable a...
by Harpsichordmaker
16 Apr 2024, 20:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 13034

Re: Page size order conventions

OK: Verdi, Giuseppi. It seems to be common in formal and administrative use. True. It’s incorrect, though (see https://accademiadellacrusca.it/it/consulenza/%C3%A8-pi%C3%B9-corretto-firmare-nomecognome-o-cognomenome/93#:~:text=Come%2520si%2520pu%C3%B2%2520verificare%2520in,Mario%2520Rossi). Notwith...