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Re: Terminology question

From: Leo Correia de Verdier
Subject: Re: Terminology question
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 23:34:10 +0100

I’ve just said writing parts (from a score) even if that, for most of my 
musicwriting life, mostly meant layout. 

> 13 nov. 2021 kl. 23:23 skrev David Nalesnik <>:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 3:42 PM Kieren MacMillan
> <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>> 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.
>> I know it’s a fine semantic point… but the dictionary gives the definition 
>> “the action of taking out something”. What better word is there to describe 
>> the action of taking a single instrumental part out of a full orchestral 
>> score?
> "Extraction" somehow doesn't imply representation to me.  It's an
> operation performed on data whether that data yields a score or not.
> Or I'm just imagining things.  I do like the word.  What else
> describes the activity which precedes writing out a part?

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