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wrong transposition of horn

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: wrong transposition of horn
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 10:13:56 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> % important
> % address@hidden
> \version "2.3.18"
> \header { texidoc = "
> The \transpose syntax is not adequate for horn (shame on you, Hanwen :-)
> While horn in F written with a treble clef has to be notated a fifth
> higher, it must be written a fourth lower if a bass clef is used.

 The purpose of using bass clef is making parts easier to read by
eliminating ledger-lines.  "Old notation" defeats the purpose.  Sadly,
this bad practice is even perpetuated by some notation handbooks who
advocate it on the grounds of being "unambiguous".

(thus spoke the typographically inclined hornplayer :-)


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