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Re: Bar lines in mensural notation (request for interpretation)

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Bar lines in mensural notation (request for interpretation)
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2023 05:12:54 +0000 (UTC)

> [...] This is what I've drawn out: When notating a chant, anyone who
> places full-height single or double lines anywhere but the end of a
> phrase is a sheep, a klutz, and an ignoramus.


> My main doubt is whether this restriction is limited to church
> music.  I hope to understand whether to regard the bar lines in the
> rest of the book as a normal part of the notation that this author
> is teaching, or rather as a learning aid that he expects the reader
> not to carry over into his work.
> More context might be required.  The book is available at IMSLP.
> See page 212.

Maybe this article helps, which cites the passage in Zarlino's book?


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