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Re: Transposing instruments in orchestra score

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Transposing instruments in orchestra score
Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 07:08:19 +0200
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Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello all,
> Sorry I’m late to the party…
> A critical feature of a proper and useable multi-instrumentalist
> framework would be the ability to put in global variables which
> include the key signature(s) for the work, and the part would present
> the correct transposition of that key signature (as well as the
> pitches, of course) upon the switchInstrument call.

This works when using music quotes.  Music quotes are a somewhat
awkwardly limited single-context contraption, so it's indeed likely that
a \key statement, affecting a Staff, would not transfer well.

> David and I played around with some options last year, and the thread
> ended on a less-than-enthusastic note. Perhaps it’s time to revive
> this and clean it up once and for all?

I don't see a once-and-for-all solution on the wall.  But perhaps there
is room for more convenient trickery.

David Kastrup

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