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Re: caesura

From: Paul Scott
Subject: Re: caesura
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 11:38:34 -0700
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Graham Percival wrote:

On Mon, 26 May 2003 12:29:36 +0200
Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> wrote:
address@hidden writes:
Here's a scan of a caesura captured in the wild.

This is from some Canadian Brass music published by Hal Leonard.  The
scan contains two examples of the notation in question.
This is a scan of computer generated (oh no), American typesetting (oh
no).  I prefer to see a hand-engraved European edition.

I'm not certain if this has come up before, but you can see a different
kind of caesura in input/test/

The kind of caesura that Daniel and I are more familiar with is a bigger
version of that symbol, and doubled (two slashes).  Maybe some people
started putting two of them together in order to make it easier to see
the difference between a virgula and a caesura?  There's probably some
interesting history in the evolution of that mark.  :)

I can't look at input/test/ at the since I am rebuilding Lily but Daniel's version has two slashes and is identical to the one I am familiar with except that the two slashes are usually of the same size whereas the second of the slashes in Daniel's example is shorter. Are we both talking about the symbol that occurs at the end of bars 22 and 38?

Another issue I see is that apparently Caesura has another meaning of which I was not aware. I'm not sure where in Lily doc's I saw it but it has to do with early music.

Paul Scott

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