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by John Ruggero
23 Nov 2022, 14:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Suite version 2
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Affinity Suite version 2

That might be good enough for my uses.
by John Ruggero
22 Nov 2022, 16:03
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Suite version 2
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Affinity Suite version 2

Cross references like "See Figure 31 on Page 55" and it updates those two numbers automatically if you make changes.
by John Ruggero
22 Nov 2022, 02:58
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Suite version 2
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Affinity Suite version 2

Does Affinity Publisher now do cross-references?
by John Ruggero
19 Nov 2022, 23:53
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven’s Expressive Barlines
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Beethoven’s Expressive Barlines

I have mentioned that Beethoven seems to use almost every aspect of musical notation in imaginative and expressive ways. The lowly barline is no exception. In the second movement of his Piano Sonata op. 22 he uses a double barline to define the first theme of a sonata-form exposition (the manuscript...
by John Ruggero
19 Nov 2022, 02:39
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Engraving Stenhammars Interlude from Cantata The Song (Sången)
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Engraving Stenhammars Interlude from Cantata The Song (Sången)

This is excellent engraving. I noticed just a few things: 1. The composer's name is usually placed lower and closer to the top staff. 2. The tenuto indications are too close to the note heads in the violin part and too close to the beams in the score. 3. Generally the dynamics (including hairpins) a...
by John Ruggero
16 Nov 2022, 20:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The new "Standardization" phobia in music editing
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

Re: The new "Standardization" phobia in music editing

If you read the article at Henle blog, OCTO, I would love to know what you think the correct note is in the A major Violin Concerto. I posted with my opinion at the end of the article, and the author kindly responded. I am no expert on Mozart's manuscripts, but in my experience, they are amazingly a...
by John Ruggero
16 Nov 2022, 20:37
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2

Absolutely. Bach's unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas are the ultimate examples of many voices within one melodic line. I should have pointed out in the commentary that measures like m. 14 are the only ones in which the accompaniment drops out, leaving the melody to be heard on its own. This in itse...
by John Ruggero
16 Nov 2022, 14:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: The new "Standardization" phobia in music editing
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

Re: The new "Standardization" phobia in music editing

A recent article in the Henle blog: https://www.henle.de/blog/en/2022/10/17/an-annoying-mini-error-in-mozarts-violin-concerto-k-219/ illustrates the problems of standardization in recent music editing. Rather than repeat the facts, I refer the reader to the article and add the following: It seems to...
by John Ruggero
15 Nov 2022, 21:56
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2

Thanks for the compliment, Schonbergian. I do try to come up with the best fingerings possible. As you imply, a really accurate practical edition of Scarlatti's amazing sonatas would go a long way toward bringing greater appreciation of his achievement. I was recently listening to some of the compet...
by John Ruggero
15 Nov 2022, 21:49
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2

Sorry, I didn't get that, OCTO, I must be misunderstanding what you are saying. In both measures that you are pointing out, I see the interval of a tenth between the soprano and the bass part. The second measure is a transposition of the first measure down a fourth. So the space between the notes is...