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Re: D.C. al fine

From: Graham King
Subject: Re: D.C. al fine
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:13:22 +0000

thanks Brian.
authoritative and helpful.
-- Graham

On Mon, 2016-02-01 at 18:13 +0000, Brian Barker wrote:
At 17:38 01/02/2016 +0000, Graham King wrote:
>... for the first time ever, needed to use Da Capo al Fine. [...]
>If it passes expert inspection, it might make a useful snippet. If 
>not, I'd like to know how it should be improved. (In particular, I'm 
>not sure about the typographical standards for "fine")

"Fine" always has an initial capital, doesn't it?

Elaine Gould says (p. 240):
>_Da Capo_, _Dal Segno_, and _Fine_ instructions are written in a 
>conspicuous font, to differentiate them from surrounding text: in a 
>vocal score or orchestral part this might be italic, otherwise bold. 
>Place them above the top stave of a vocal score; below the stave of 
>a single-line part; below the bottom stave of a score or braced part.
>A thin double barline, rather than a final double barline, marks the 
>written end of the music when this is not the end of the piece.
>Only the _Fine_ bar, the actual end of the piece, takes a final 
>double barline. This is regardless of whether the _Fine_ is a whole 
>or an incomplete bar.

Her example stacks "_D.C._" above "_al Fine_" - presumably to reduce 
the horizontal extent of the text.

Brian Barker 

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