|Subject:||Re: An old claveciniste's notation|
|Date:||Wed, 07 May 2014 00:11:15 +1000|
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As a harpsichordist, let me clarify, The snippet is one way to render it graphically.
The sign is known as a coulé in French, but the Germans used the same sign and called it Schleifer (there's another meaning to Schleifer but lets not turn this into a treatise!). It's not a 'light arpeggio' as the LSR snippet claims. A coulé indicates to join the notes indicated a third apart with the intermediary note in a run, and the whole chord arpeggiated, or shaded as harpsichordists say, sometimes or sometimes not, depending on taste (le bon goût Couperin always mentions).
There are a dozen other signs for coulé that I have seen. The slash is quite common. But often its nice and curvy, as per baroque taste. This is before the age of industrial standards and ISO norms. :-)
If you are engraving coulés I wager you are going to need pincé and all the usual suspects as well!
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