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by NeeraWM
16 Jul 2024, 12:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size for chamber music
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Page size for chamber music

Most of the chamber music I've been working on as a cellist or engraved has used a page size that sails around the 9 x 12 inches area. There appear to be many ideas of what "quarto" means exactly, and even just myself have seen anything between 225 and 235 being used on the horizontal axis...
by NeeraWM
16 Jul 2024, 11:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Piano pedal vertical alignment
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Piano pedal vertical alignment

How important is it for pedal markings to be vertically aligned (or even partially so) in a given system? Sibelius aligns them because of Magnetic Layout, so no real musical decision. Dorico just doesn't align them, opting instead for a minimum distance from the nearest object above, as shown here: ...
by NeeraWM
30 Jun 2024, 12:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: publishers' "house style" manuals
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: publishers' "house style" manuals

OCTO wrote: 24 Jun 2024, 13:16 I have Boosey, if interested.
I'm also interested in seeing this. Thank you!
by NeeraWM
08 Jun 2024, 17:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

Despite the fact that no modernization was necessary, the editor of the NBA "silently" moved the bass clef over two notes, probably because it was easier to engrave: The clef is now in the middle of the motive, which makes the correct interpretation more rather than less difficult for the...
by NeeraWM
08 Jun 2024, 17:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

Yes, you're absolutely right - a spelling mistake on my part. They are also know as chiavette. It's a 16th/17th-century notation, in which clefs are used to display the notes at a higher pitch than usual. Counter-intuitively, this usually indicates downward transposition. That's very much out of my...
by NeeraWM
08 Jun 2024, 07:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

I agree with benwiggy that modernising notation wherever it does not alter the musical meaning is the way to go as it makes the edition more accessible. I would still add interesting occurrences either in the Preface or just once in the ensuing Critical Commentary. Concerning clefs, I have now copie...
by NeeraWM
07 Jun 2024, 14:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Diminuendo hairpin or accent
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Diminuendo hairpin or accent

With this composer, of whom I have more than one hundred scores and manuscript, I can say I had always been confused because I could not understand if those symbols were accents or hairpins. Thanks to your explanation, though, everything is clearer now: 1. if the note is short, it is an accent mark ...
by NeeraWM
07 Jun 2024, 09:08
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

It sounds good, I will revise the material and remove brackets where not needed.
Thanks!
by NeeraWM
06 Jun 2024, 21:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

I'm working on a critical performance edition of a Romantic piece (ca. 1855). The source uses certain conventions that could be defined outdated: most times, though not always, if two consecutive notes are equal in pitch and under a slur, a tie is not added. For string instruments this is easy: in l...
by NeeraWM
06 Jun 2024, 13:36
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Diminuendo hairpin or accent
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Diminuendo hairpin or accent

This is so enlightening, thank you John! Could we roughly pinpoint the time limits of this practice? This first-edition engraving, of which the manuscript is lost, is not so accurate in general, meaning that there are plenty of glaring musical errors throughout, alongside inconsistencies on the usag...