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by David Ward
09 Dec 2019, 16:45
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Vocal score yet again.
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Vocal score yet again.

Here are two screenshots of a bit of spoken dialogue with partial instrumental accompaniment from a chamber opera, one of the full score, the other of the vocal score. Question: despite the simple texture, it's obviously impossible for the vocal score pianist to play each of the three elements at th...
by David Ward
29 Nov 2019, 08:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Where to put this dot?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Where to put this dot?

Thank you tisimst, your 2 seems to work best. Finale doesn't seem to want want to keep it there, but at least I can export a PDF without its reverting and it looks fine.
by David Ward
29 Nov 2019, 08:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Where to put this dot?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Where to put this dot?

How and where should I place the dot for the dotted minim (half) F :s on the second beat in the piano left hand? (It's a vocal score.)
by David Ward
28 Nov 2019, 08:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Octave transposing clef design?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Octave transposing clef design?

I agree with the sentiments expressed. An octave transposition clef is conventional (but not strictly necessary) for the tenor voice, and may perhaps be appropriate for octave transposition instruments in a score notated in concert pitch (since some published concert pitch scores have umpteen ledger...
by David Ward
25 Nov 2019, 07:42
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Going digital
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Going digital

Interesting concept, but… I need to get a couple of copies (at this stage no more) of a 200 page vocal score to a pair of singers. They've already seen a PDF of the full score and have specifically asked not to have to try to print the VS themselves. Binding is possibly the biggest problem. As for i...
by David Ward
20 Nov 2019, 08:31
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beam subdivision
Replies: 12
Views: 1163

Re: Beam subdivision

There's something rather wonderful about those curved beams. I wonder why it was never (as far as I know) done in printed music?
by David Ward
31 Oct 2019, 15:42
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1621

Re: Future of notation software

Yes I agree with you both benwiggy & OCTO. Things (the future of sheet music etc etc) are insecure, but also unknown. Maybe something good will come of it all, though whether or not I'll live long enough to see (and appreciate) it is another question.
by David Ward
24 Oct 2019, 15:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Harp 'quickly mute' indication
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Harp 'quickly mute' indication

I've just spoken to a harp player. She said that in an example such as the one given the player would normally damp at the rests anyway, unless there was insufficient time to do so, in which case there would be no point asking for it. Gould has various things to say about this on pages 364 & 365 inc...
by David Ward
23 Oct 2019, 21:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Harp 'quickly mute' indication
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Harp 'quickly mute' indication

A vertical square bracket such as [ elongated as necessary to encompass the chord indicates not to play arpeggios. (You could then add sempre sim.) The direction ‘sons étouffée’ indicates damping immediately to produce a dry staccato. Otherwise ‘étouffe’ or the English equivalent ‘damp’ immediately ...
by David Ward
23 Oct 2019, 13:14
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Another vocal score question
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Another vocal score question

Thank you all for confirming what I'd suspected was the case.