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by NeeraWM
17 Jul 2024, 14:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Piano pedal vertical alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Piano pedal vertical alignment

Fascinating, thank you! Here's Gould, page 333: Consequently, consecutive pedal—and-release signs for a particular pedal on the same system will not necessarily align on the same horizontal level. However, an individual pedal-and—release instruction should always align, for clarity. If there is room...
by NeeraWM
17 Jul 2024, 08:34
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Piano pedal vertical alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Piano pedal vertical alignment

Thank you, John. I used to say horizontally aligned as well but then I learned that since their Y-position is on the same "horizontal plane", that may be best described as vertically aligned. Or perhaps I'm just wrong, I don't know. What I meant is whether they should sit on the same horiz...
by NeeraWM
17 Jul 2024, 08:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size for chamber music
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Page size for chamber music

What margin and staff size do you use in 9x12 parts? I'm just concerned that, if they cut 2.5 mm per side, margins will become too small. 9.5in seems to have more legroom to work with, but printers in EU seem to configure their machines on a few sizes and then anything outside that costs more to pro...
by NeeraWM
16 Jul 2024, 12:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size for chamber music
Replies: 2
Views: 56

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: 5
Views: 102

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: 1845

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: 1021

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: 1021

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: 1021

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: 718

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 ...