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Re: making fermata effect the MIDI output? tempo along bezier curves?

From: Ted Walther
Subject: Re: making fermata effect the MIDI output? tempo along bezier curves?
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:27:54 -0800
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I am using the description of the fermata in the "Sacred Harp" hymnal,
first published in 1844, now in the 1991 Denson edition.  In the preface
it clearly describes the meaning of the fermata mark, the dot with a
semicircle around it.  Also in all the hymnals I've seen, the fermata
marks means to hold the note longer.


On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 10:12:37AM +1100, Cameron Horsburgh wrote:
On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 03:01:04PM -0800, Ted Walther wrote:
When you see fermata in hymns, it almost always means "hold the note
longer, robbing the next note of some duration".  If you do the
durations explicitly, it messes up the meter and the printed sheet
music.  What would it take to get the fermata to show up in printed
music, but have it do the time-robbing in the MIDI output?

What hymn books do you use? I've been around hymns for a while and
I've never seen a fermata mean anything different to what it means
everywhere else.

Of course, that could just be me.

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