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Re: Hiding the RH piano staff

From: Shane Brandes
Subject: Re: Hiding the RH piano staff
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:48:44 -0500

As someone whose primary instrument is the piano. I agree it might be
disconcerting to suddenly see two staves after a page turn, but single
staff treatment certainly has been around since at least Liszt's
Paganini variations if not earlier. But as it is your creation you do
what you want.


On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM, PMA <address@hidden> wrote:
> I support your preference.  If two staves were *needed*
> to avoid a performance disaster, I would say otherwise.
> But where, as here, the issue is merely what somebody
> "expects", then I see no reason for you to reconsider.
> Jan Terje Augestad wrote:
>> Actually there's examples of this; for instance most of Godowsky's left
>> hand adaptions are done with only one staff.
>> But I do it just because I prefer it visually. :)
>> JanTerje
>> Den 25. jan. 2012 kl. 18.50 skrev Tim Roberts:
>>> JanTerje wrote:
>>>> I'm writing a piano arrangement (of Pirates of the Caribbean) which has
>>>> 19
>>>> bars of solo left hand before the right hand enters. I'd very much like
>>>> to
>>>> hide the right hand piano staff until the right hand enters.
>>> Pianists don't expect that.  We would expect to see both staves, with 19
>>> whole rests in the right hand.
>>> --
>>> Tim Roberts, address@hidden
>>> Providenza&  Boekelheide, Inc.
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