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by RMK
26 Jul 2022, 13:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: più and meno as dynamic modifers
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: più and meno as dynamic modifers

Doesn't più p mean "softer than the prevailing dynamic", whatever it is?
by RMK
15 Mar 2022, 18:13
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: “Portraits in Beams and Barlines: Critical Music Editing and the Art of Notation”
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

Re: “Portraits in Beams and Barlines: Critical Music Editing and the Art of Notation”

David Ward wrote:
15 Mar 2022, 15:55
One must have the ability to express oneself clearly and simply; but is it always the only ‘good’ way?
+1

Let's be thankful that Mr. Ruggero wasn't James Joyce's publisher!
by RMK
06 Feb 2022, 15:35
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: O/T bariolage question
Replies: 16
Views: 2334

Re: O/T bariolage question

As MichelRE said:
MichelRE wrote:
05 Feb 2022, 15:28
(it's for viola, and it's in C clef)
by RMK
05 Feb 2022, 16:30
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: cues in divisi parts
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

Re: cues in divisi parts

That is strange, considering that Arnstein closed the business in the early 80's, not to mention that he died in 1989...
by RMK
03 Feb 2022, 00:05
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Let's talk Manuscript Paper, Pens and other copying materials
Replies: 23
Views: 31944

Re: Let's talk Manuscript Paper, Pens and other copying materials

During the 1970s, most of the copyists who worked for Arnold Arnstein used, believe it or, not an automatic pen, but a simple holder armed with a very specific pen point, the Esterbrook 312 "Judge's Quill", which was the perfect pen point for music copying. It had with a long flexible tip and one d...
by RMK
31 Jan 2022, 15:29
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: cross staff gliss + hairpin
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: cross staff gliss + hairpin

Why not ask a harpist what they would prefer?

When I was a copyist for William Schuman, he would always have a harpist check over the part before giving final approval.
by RMK
03 Nov 2021, 23:18
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: cues in divisi parts
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

Re: cues in divisi parts

In my 25 years as an orchestra librarian and 40 years as a copyist, I do not recall ever seeing identical cues on both staves of a divisi system. One annoying aspect of Dorico is the way it handles bar rests in cues. There is no reason all three rests in the first three measures should not hang down...
by RMK
29 Oct 2021, 13:30
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: The State of the Art, circa 1991
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Re: The State of the Art, circa 1991

Finale was $1,000 when I purchased my copy (late 80's?). I had a 3-digit serial number!

I also paid $2,500 for a Mac Plus (no hard drive, 1MB of memory) and $5,000 for an Apple laser printer (300 dpi, letter or legal size paper only).
by RMK
25 Oct 2021, 13:17
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Music Pubisher Software
Replies: 25
Views: 8428

Re: Music Pubisher Software

Yes
by RMK
25 Sep 2021, 13:00
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: SCORE 3.1 [Looking to Buy]
Replies: 23
Views: 10480

Re: SCORE 3.1 [Looking to Buy]

Actually, SCORE did not use a music font. Everything was vector based except for actual text items.

The Leland font was an attempt to reproduce the look of SCORE. Note that your quoted text states "modeled after".