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Re: New context modifier \CompletionRhythms?

From: Simon Albrecht
Subject: Re: New context modifier \CompletionRhythms?
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:40:56 +0200

On 09.04.2016 23:37, David Kastrup wrote:
Why would you even split note values across bars in "ancient music"?
I much prefer unmolested note values and bar lines_between_  staves
there.  Makes the motives stand out clearer and avoids boorish
accentuation of mid-syncopes by the singers.

While this is completely off-topic :-), I’m still happy to answer. The truth is, I haven’t really made up my mind on this. There is proof that actually notating scores with regular bar lines, and splitting cross-bar notes using ties, is an authentic practice of the Renaissance period, [1] which is why recent scientific editions of Renaissance music have stopped using the so-called „Mensurtaktstriche“, which are a 20th century invention. I very much fancy 19th century scientific editions of e.g. Palestrina [2] and di Lasso [3], and am usually emulating their approach when doing similar editions. However, that doesn’t touch the point if it makes _musical_ sense to use Mensurstriche despite them being unauthentic (which I’d consider perfectly valid reasoning). Also, I’m not actually sure which is easier for singers to read, and with what level of experience with the style. Coming back on topic – these reasonings shouldn’t be the business of us as developers. And the thread is only about user interface, not about actual functionality :-)

Best, Simon

[1] The reason this is so little known is because almost all scores of that time were composed on slates, parts were copied and the scores subsequently erased. [2] <,_Giovanni_Pierluigi_da%29>

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