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Re: long tacets

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: long tacets
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:41:48 -0400


> I've wondered off and on for some time now if there is, or perhaps, should 
> be, a way to create long tacets without resorting to ugly hacks which don't 
> represent the actual information.
> One common example is an ensemble piece in which a particular instrument is 
> finished long enough before the end of the piece that it's silly to write out 
> explicitly all the remaining rests.  In traditionally engraved or handwritten 
> parts one often sees

Another option is to stop the staff and put a markup — that’s certainly what I 
do in the case of complete TACET movements, though I’ve never tried it for 
“TACET BIS ENDE” situations.

Hope this helps!

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