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Re: Terminology question

From: Jacques Menu
Subject: Re: Terminology question
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 23:41:15 +0100

Hello everybody,

Thanks for your answers, parts/staves/voices extraction will do for what I have 
in mind.

A nice w/e!


> Le 13 nov. 2021 à 23:34, Leo Correia de Verdier 
> <> a écrit :
> 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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