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by Harpsichordmaker
15 Aug 2023, 19:54
Forum: News - Questions - Suggestions
Topic: Ornaments in different languages
Replies: 12
Views: 9921

Re: Ornaments in different languages

I have no suggestions of ornaments resources in different languages, but I am wondering. Speaking of baroque ornaments, I’d say most ornaments are kept in their original language: pralltriller, coulée de tierce, appoggiatura… Some others are translated: mordente/mordent/mordant… To make things more ...
by Harpsichordmaker
12 Aug 2023, 15:26
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Italian question
Replies: 34
Views: 15893

Re: Italian question

the problem with the Italian "standard" terminology is, how do you determine where it means "continue to use the pedal as normal until the end" and when it actually means "hold your foot down on the pedal constantly without lifting it until the very end of the piece"? ...
by Harpsichordmaker
07 Aug 2023, 15:18
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Italian question
Replies: 34
Views: 15893

Re: Italian question

What about “Tenere il pedale abbassato fino alla fine”?
by Harpsichordmaker
05 May 2023, 05:48
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Interesting notation in Henle
Replies: 11
Views: 8370

Re: Interesting notation in Henle

I think that I would play this one as a very fast roll starting on the second beat: Acciaccatura.png Precisely. I can add its name is “tierce coulée en ascendant”. A French name because it is mainly used by Couperin and other French composers. In English it’s something like “upgoing third with a pa...
by Harpsichordmaker
02 May 2023, 21:48
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Italian question
Replies: 34
Views: 15893

Re: Italian question

However, I remember that in Beethoven times pianos had a pedal-driven action which put a felt between the hammers and the strings, named “sordino”. Am I wrong?
by Harpsichordmaker
02 May 2023, 21:45
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Italian question
Replies: 34
Views: 15893

Re: Italian question

Here Henle says the Moonlight is to be played with the resonance pedale pressed - “senza sordini = without dampers”. https://www.henle.de/blog/en/2013/06/24/una-corda-–-con-sord-–-mit-verschiebung-how-do-i-‘mute’-my-piano/ Again, a sideways glance at Beethoven is advisable. He opens his ‘Moonlight’ ...
by Harpsichordmaker
29 Apr 2023, 11:48
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Italian question
Replies: 34
Views: 15893

Re: Italian question

I’d say:

- Pedale [sempre] tenuto fino alla fine del movimento

Or

- Pedale tenuto per tutto il movimento.

Not “al fine”. “Fine” is feminine nowadays so it’s “alla fine”. Once it was used in masculine too (until the XIX century), today “la fine” means “the end”, “il fine” means “the purpose”.
by Harpsichordmaker
22 Apr 2023, 20:43
Forum: Engraver services / Publishers
Topic: Where is the best place to get sheet music perfect bound or saddle stitched?
Replies: 11
Views: 11163

Re: Where is the best place to get sheet music perfect bound or saddle stitched?

Thanks NeeraWM, I didn’t know of Primerate, I’ll check it as soon as I’ll have something to print.
by Harpsichordmaker
22 Apr 2023, 20:39
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: How to print a softcover with larger spine
Replies: 17
Views: 11606

Re: How to print a softcover with larger spine

What about simply 5 different volumes, 1 score and 4 parts, each with its own cover? You could then have a carton box containing all of them, if you want (not necessary).
This would be my preferred solution, again it’s a cost-related issue.

More I see it, less I like Henle’s solution.
by Harpsichordmaker
21 Apr 2023, 21:27
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: How to print a softcover with larger spine
Replies: 17
Views: 11606

Re: How to print a softcover with larger spine

I don’t fancy Henle solution as much. Is a two-volumes solution viable? The second volume could have the form of a closeable envelope which you put the separate parts in. This could prove to be too costly, hovever. Or you could try to simplify the second volume’s making, I could give you a couple id...