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## Re: Unusual cross-staff stem in Bartók

 From: Simon Albrecht Subject: Re: Unusual cross-staff stem in Bartók Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:00:12 +0100

```On 14.01.20 18:15, Arle Lommel wrote:
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Why Bartók didn’t simply show the bottom D in the treble clef is an interesting question. I think he was trying to keep the relationship between the hands clear, but couldn’t quite include the upper D in a way that made sense without splitting it like this. Had he put the lower D in the treble clef where it more apparently belongs, it might have led to confusion about which hand was to play it.
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To me the question would be why these two chords can’t be all stem-down, i.e. with the beam within or below the lower staff. That would put the noteheads on the same side and allow for using common constructs.
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Best, Simon

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