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Re: Add prefix to lyrics

From: Dmytro O. Redchuk
Subject: Re: Add prefix to lyrics
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:09:57 +0300
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On Fri 03 Sep 2010, 12:09 Alexander Kobel wrote:
> I just checked with Carus, Edition Peters (Schott), Breitkopf &
> Härtel and Bärenreiter Urtext scores.  (Sorry, no scans, just
> digicam photos for now.)

> Breitkopf & Härtel certainly do not use the font's dash glyph: Their
> hyphens are on the baseline, as the extenders (at least in this
> print of Brahms: "Ein deutsches Requiem"), which looks very odd.
> Lengths are all the same, and if necessary, hyphens are just left
> out.
Just "by the way": using such "hyphens" is the ultimate requirement in our
(Ukrainian, Russian) books for music notation -- i've attached two pieces from
Федор Антонович Дудка. Основы нотной графики. Киев, «Музична Україна», 1977
(F. Dudka. Essentials of music notation. Kyiv, "Musical Ukraine", 1977), and
now will try to translate:

Syllable should be vertically aligned with a note. Right to syllable, spaced
by 0.5--1 mm, at the baseline level, should be placed "syllable underscore" up
to 2 mm long. On linebreaks such underscore should be placed after syllable
before linebreak and before syllable after linebreak. <two lines skipped>

Long solid line or multiple underscores between syllables, which may occur in
old editions, in modern notation practice are not used.

(And three pictures, two are "invalid" and the last one is "valid".)

Another book states: "Syllable underscores should be clearly distinguished <or
distinguishable> from hyphens..."

So, i believe, all this practice is simply for hyphens and dashes would be
different and easy to recognize.

ps. I don't like this style personally, and think it will be deprecated. First
of all -- because of all music notation software, which, completely or by
default, uses another style .-)

pps. Thank you, again, indeed. This is "jfyi".

ppps. sorry for my English .(

  Dmytro O. Redchuk
  Bug Squad

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