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Re: Lyric misalignment during slurs

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: Lyric misalignment during slurs
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 12:37:25 -0000

Phil Holmes wrote

"Evan Ross" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
Phil Holmes <mail <at> philholmes.net> writes:

Could you provide a scan illustrating this, please?

It's apparently so common a thing that after randomly searching for madrigals, the very first one I came up to demonstrates this all over the place. See
measure 2 for example.


The alignment in that example is incredibly inconsistent - see as an alternative measure 6, where Mis is left aligned and face is pretty much centred. The alignment on this example is so variable that I suspect they've just got it wrong in measure 2. The examples I was able to find all align as recommended by Stone and implemented by LilyPond.

It looks like the engraver intended to follow the standard placement
for lyrics in most places, but just got it wrong occasionally.
The most glaring example of this is in page 5, second system,
last bar.  On the alto line both verses have the same word,
but the syllable "De" of December is differently aligned.
This just looks careless to me, and a poor example to put
forward as a model.


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