Rarity and curiousity

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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by timgill » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:10 am

Essentially it's down to the publishers, but if the composer specifically asked for the score to be arranged that way they would probably comply. But it would be interesting to know his reasons. Imagine a piano score with the left hand on top!

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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by fredbucket » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:29 am

timgill wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:10 am
Imagine a piano score with the left hand on top!
Bach did that on a few occasions...

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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by MrTchaikovsky » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:30 pm

fredbucket wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:29 am
timgill wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:10 am
Imagine a piano score with the left hand on top!
Bach did that on a few occasions...

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Fred
A probably more apt comparison would be an organ score with the pedals written between both hands.
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Re: Rarity and curiousity

Post by MrTchaikovsky » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:38 pm

timgill wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:10 am
Essentially it's down to the publishers, but if the composer specifically asked for the score to be arranged that way they would probably comply. But it would be interesting to know his reasons. Imagine a piano score with the left hand on top!
That is true; just consider the common practice in 19th century scores to write the singers in operas between cellos and violas or the way Shostakovich writes the trumpets above the horns.
Nevertheless, this layout is truly bizarre, but consistently so in this composers output. Combining this with the fact that other scores by the same publisher retain the standard layout, we must conclude that it is an idiosyncrasy of this tone-smith (is that a word?).
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