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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001072.txt from 2000/07

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Two notation questions
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 21:18:52 -0400

At 05:58 PM 7/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>I'd like to know the meaning of the notation in the two images
>The first is in 4/4 time. Notice the large dots in the first beat of two
>measures in the center staff (and the missing first beat in the third).
>What do you think they are supposed to mean? This is from Op. 45, No. 2 by
>Franz Krommer and G above the staff didn't work for them when I Iistened to
>all the instruments. G, F and E respectively sounded much better. I
>haven't seen this notation before and wondered about it.
Purely a wild guess, but could the notation be an obsolete way of saying to
hold the last note of the previous bar over one beat into the next (dotted
half note in the first bar, but with the last beat played as the first beat
of the NEXT measure)? Thus the second measure in current notation would
start with a quarter note D tied over from the first measure half note D.
See how that works.

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