Another vocal score question

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Another vocal score question

Post by David Ward » 20 Oct 2019, 11:21

On small small cue staves in a vocal score should one always use piano clefs? In the full score the trombone is in the tenor clef but I've used the treble on the cue stave, which looks a bit odd to me, but I suspect is the best practice (after all one doesn't use transpositions on such staves).

The tempo is :5d = 80
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Re: Another vocal score question

Post by OCTO » 20 Oct 2019, 13:26

Yes, that looks good. It is because the music is going to be played on the piano or similar keyboard instrument, to help singers.
Consequently, all should be non-transposed and in the "regular" (G/F) clefs.
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Re: Another vocal score question

Post by Schonbergian » 20 Oct 2019, 16:14

Don't have score examples on hand but that's what I've seen in the past in all such cases.

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Re: Another vocal score question

Post by John Ruggero » 21 Oct 2019, 02:26

A. Arnstein felt that one should not use a non-native clef for any cue. Gould seems to allow treble and bass clefs for all instrument but not non-native C-clefs.
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Re: Another vocal score question

Post by David Ward » 23 Oct 2019, 13:14

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