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by NeeraWM
08 Jun 2024, 17:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 15
Views: 331

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: 15
Views: 331

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: 15
Views: 331

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: 221

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: 15
Views: 331

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: 15
Views: 331

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: 221

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...
by NeeraWM
05 Jun 2024, 23:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Diminuendo hairpin or accent
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Diminuendo hairpin or accent

There are I believe hundreds of examples, especially in the Romantic repertoire, where different designs of a diminuendo hairpin get exchanged with different designs of an accent. Most glaring examples coming to mind are Schubert's String Quartets, where a long(ish) accent is actually something. Now...
by NeeraWM
05 Jun 2024, 23:15
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Sharps alignment in octaves - November/Sibelius

The pain Sibelius daily causes to engravers trying to achieve good spacing because of accidentals should be narrated in an epic poem of, at least, 42 books... Try a fourth interval with both notes flat (:facepalm:)
by NeeraWM
05 Jun 2024, 23:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: divisi / non-divisi / unis. question
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: divisi / non-divisi / unis. question

What about "non div." for the chord and then "unis." for the following passage?
Too much text?