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Re: BreathingSigns and automatic beams

From: Brian Barker
Subject: Re: BreathingSigns and automatic beams
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:50:46 +0100

At 13:06 24/06/2014 +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
It's not lilypond's job to imitate hand-written marks! In other words, I want to see some *printed* editions with such entries [sc. over bar lines] so that we can adjust lilypond accordingly, if necessary.

In some Puccini scores, marks for possible breathing places are indicated by a small comma.

I'm not sure whether this helps, but Elaine Gould writes (at p. 187) under Pauses / Break in sound: "Place the comma and caesura just before a subsequent note or barline. [...] In a score, the comma, caesura and pause over a barline should appear at the top of each instrumental section only (so as not to be intersected by a barline). When not over a barline, place the symbol above every stave."

This implies that she countenances such marks over barlines - but perhaps this sort of comma is a pause, not just a breathing mark.

Brian Barker

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