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by RMK
16 Jan 2024, 00:31
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: has anyone ever heard of "Daniels Instrumentation Standard"?
Replies: 8
Views: 76462

Re: has anyone ever heard of "Daniels Instrumentation Standard"?

David Daniels was an author of a well-known resource for orchestra librarians titled Orchestra Music. It has gone through many editions over the years and now has an online companion. It lists not only instrumentation, but publisher information and timings, among other things. There is also a helpfu...
by RMK
10 Jan 2024, 18:31
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: has anyone ever heard of "Daniels Instrumentation Standard"?
Replies: 8
Views: 76462

Re: has anyone ever heard of "Daniels Instrumentation Standard"?

Actually, my example would indicate E-flat Clarinet, not Bass (= means [meant?] tertiary instrument) and no doubling for the 2 Bassoons at all. It seems that Daniels has changed the format (Daniels himself passed away a few years ago) since I retired in 2018. Perhaps the librarian could get you acce...
by RMK
10 Jan 2024, 15:48
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: has anyone ever heard of "Daniels Instrumentation Standard"?
Replies: 8
Views: 76462

Re: has anyone ever heard of "Daniels Instrumentation Standard"?

Yes, I (and most librarians in the US) am familiar with this. No symbol separates the ww from the brass - only a space. So, *3*3=32 4331 means: 3 Flutes (one doubling Piccolo) 3 Oboes (one doubling EH) 3 Clarinets (one doubling E-flat Cl) 2 Bassoons 4 Horns 3 Trumpets 3 Trombones 1 Tuba The major sh...
by RMK
01 Dec 2023, 00:00
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tuplet values
Replies: 8
Views: 50723

Re: Tuplet values

8 or 8:12 or 8:3 :3
by RMK
18 Nov 2023, 14:58
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: The Stravigor?
Replies: 6
Views: 25233

Re: The Stravigor?

I owned one of these in the 70's. I might still have it - buried somewhere.

It was fine for sketching but you couldn't use it on onion skins because the ink wasn't dark enough. Even on paper, the staff lines were rather thick and uneven.
by RMK
25 Oct 2023, 18:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Stem Direction question
Replies: 50
Views: 524607

Re: Stem Direction question

I just finished a large project in Dorico that required this.

Three separate percussion parts and a percussion score combining all the instruments, all in the same file.
by RMK
25 Oct 2023, 13:31
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Stem Direction question
Replies: 50
Views: 524607

Re: Stem Direction question

Please, librarians have enough to do. Don't make them extract custom parts as well. I often make individual percsussion parts as well as a percussion score so the principal has the flexibility to reassign parts or use a different number of players than specified. The tricky part is arranging for goo...
by RMK
21 Oct 2023, 13:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Stem Direction question
Replies: 50
Views: 524607

Re: Stem Direction question

NeeraWM wrote: 21 Oct 2023, 08:08
Musicians may not complain, but they certainly notice when something is off, or looks strange. It is just not their top priority to report.
You have obviously never worked as an orchestral librarian!
by RMK
01 Oct 2023, 18:29
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Placement of the staccato on headless notes
Replies: 6
Views: 10740

Re: Placement of the staccato on headless notes

The first example looks better to me, but you should adjust the staccato dots so that they are parallell to the gliss. line.
by RMK
18 Sep 2023, 17:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tremolo notes and ties
Replies: 6
Views: 6937

Re: tremolo notes and ties

From the G. Schirmer Manual of Style and Usage (Second edition):

"We do not use dashed ties for tremolandi, trills or artificial harmonics".