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Re: Feat. request: autobehaviour of \unfoldRepeats

From: MonAmiPierrot
Subject: Re: Feat. request: autobehaviour of \unfoldRepeats
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 03:08:32 -0700 (PDT)

Graham Percival-3 wrote:
> I *never* put \unfoldRepeats.  If you want real music, listen to
> musicians. 
Uhm... so, why don't we abolish \midi output?

I undestand what you said. It's because you mostly use \repeat for just
"\repeats volta", which I can understand is THE most used \repeat usage (so,
I apologize for the "99% of users"). For me, I only use "\repeat percent"
and most of all "\repeat tremolo". In both cases, audio output is important.
At least for tremolos, you'll perfectly agree that there's no point in not
playing it by midi (midi only play the note(s)  that represent the length of
tremolo, not the notes of which trmolo actually consists: it doesn't make
sense, for me) I transcribe a lot of 19th century opera orch and piano
scores and in some operas there's almost no page without tremolos.
I would like to listen how it sounds, even with MIDI.
Unless, of course, you come in my studio  with a bunch of singers and a
not-above-average late 19th century orchestra, direct them (and occasionally
play piano) when I need. Just when I need, of course, you'll have plenty of
spare time! ;)

P.S. Perhaps, the \unfoldRepeats behaviour should be the default behaviour
in case of "\repeat percent/tremolo", and not for "\repeat volta" (or
additionally in voltas also in case of different "alternative" endings). I
would like to know your (and all) opinions.

Piero Faustini, PhD student
Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche
Sezione musicologia
Università di Ferrara 

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- LyX 1.6.1 on WinXP sp3; EndNote & JabRef
- MikTex
- LaTeX class: Koma book
- Lilypond 2.12 for example excerpts
- BibLaTeX for bibliographies 

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