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Re: Terminology question

From: Valentin Petzel
Subject: Re: Terminology question
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 22:40:04 +0100

That is somewhat correct. The *extraction* of parts is something that only 
makes sense in times of computer score representation, as you’d extract a part 
of the information from a full score. Before that parts would have been 
separate scores prepared by the editor. So in this sense „extraction” does not 
really make sense. And in the case of unpublished works you’d have a so called 
copyist, which was usually some musician in the orchestra who’d hand write 
parts from the full score for the whole orchestra. So this is what *copying* 
would be.

> I checked my copy of Gardner Read's Music Notation (1979).  There's no
> use of "extracting" in the context of parts.  He writes of "part
> preparation" and "copying."  (His focus is on writing them out by
> hand.)
> -David N.

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