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Re: Aesthetics question -- how would you typeset this?

From: Malte Meyn
Subject: Re: Aesthetics question -- how would you typeset this?
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2019 06:55:37 +0200
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Am 03.07.19 um 06:36 schrieb Evan Driscoll:
It's for cello, and just the part, no score.

Is that playable? I sadly haven’t touched my cello for a few months now and it’s 350 km away so I can’t try but I think I couldn’t play that passage despite having long fingers …

It's a transcription of the violin part of the violin+piano arrangement of Danse Macabre. For the violin, it's up an octave and the problem I have with it doesn't arise -- it's comes out much the same as tenor clef. Lots of it can't be reasonably written without treble clef, so being capable in that clef is necessary; the high note I think is a'' / A5 (the A just above the top of the treble staff)

The violin part has b flat in the lower voice, not g. That makes it playable on the cello too but brings me to the question how you’ll arrange the following measure …

     >      { s4^"The default, but melody 'lost' in the other visual
    noise" }

    Looks fine IMO.

I also got rid of some elaboration of why I thought this was a problem in the first place, which is that I find it difficult to see the line of the top notes there; to me, the inter-note intervals are kind of buried amidst a ton of stems and staff lines and such. In fact, that actually held one of just two typos I've found that made it through all my proofreading and to the point where I started to actually work from the part. But who knows... maybe I'm the odd one out here and most people *wouldn't* have any problem with it; maybe I'm too stuck up on the fact that I made a typo and am trying to overcorrect.

If it’s hard to read because of a “ton of stems and staff lines and such” maybe there is a layout problem, f. e. too small staff size, staves not far enough apart. Changing the stem direction shouldn’t be necessary.

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