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Re: [PATCH] Doc: Further Reading for contemporary music

From: Joseph Wakeling
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Doc: Further Reading for contemporary music
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 11:04:49 +0200
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Graham Percival wrote:
> In the case of Arabic music, I think part of the argument (in
> favor) was that the notation isn't standard, but the author(s) did
> the best they could, and people interested in seeing the
> inconsistencies can progress to X, Y, and Z.  It's also only one
> page... I could see a section on contemporary music easily
> becoming a monster.  Especially if it includes scores.
> I guess I just don't have any firm feelings on this at the moment.

I think the same arguments apply, to an extent, with contemporary music.
 We just have to be careful about limiting the list to essentials
(especially if we include scores) -- that is, 'mainstream' references
and scores rather than 'here's another notation that one or two
composers are working with'.  I will certainly not let MY list run away.

I remember years ago there used to be a website listing the conclusions
of the 1974 Ghent conference on music notation, but I can't find it any
more.  Does anyone have any memories/info?

Best wishes,

    -- Joe

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