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Re: Stanza Collision

From: Fr. Samuel Springuel
Subject: Re: Stanza Collision
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2020 13:41:56 -0500

> On 6 Dec, 2020, at 12:00 PM, Kieren MacMillan <> 
> wrote:
> I’m hoping to avoid the Slur_spacing_engraver entirely.  ;)
> What does it do exactly?

It tightens the spacing between notes which are inside a slur so that the 
musical sense is clear without the usual bow (though, it’s a separate setting 
to actually omit the bow).  Attached are two versions of the same antiphon: the 
first uses the usual bow for slurs, the second uses the Slur_spacing_engraver 
instead.  Both are compiled from the same source (except for consisting the 
Slur_spacing_engraver and "\omit”ing the bow).

I’m deliberately avoiding the suggestion in the manual on using a fixed time 
and tuplets because I feel that construction makes the source for the notes 
really difficult to enter and read because of all the interspersed durations 
(and the calculations necessary to figure them out).  By using the 
Slur_spacing_engraver I eliminate the need to worry about the durations at all 
and simply slur notes that belong to the same syllable  (which is normal 
practice anyway).

Fr. Samuel, OSB
(R. Padraic Springuel)
St. Anselm’s Abbey
4501 South Dakota Ave, NE
Washington, DC, 20017
(c) 202-853-7036


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