Renaissance-Notation entered/used in MuseScore

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Renaissance-Notation entered/used in MuseScore

Assumed, you are familiar with "Modern Classic Notation" (as used in Recorder-, Guitar- or Piano-lessons)
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...see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_notation#Modern_staff_notation
...see: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notation_(Musik)#Die_moderne_westliche_Notenschrift
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(and you really should be, as reading note-scores might open up 90% of all musical treasures for you - worldwide. But that's not matter to this script.)
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Now imagine, you do some Internet research on Renaissance Music and find some notice that says: "... that was first printed in Harmonice Musices Odhecaton."
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Any Internet-search-engine should show you the link to
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... http://imslp.org/wiki/Harmonice_Musices_Odhecaton_(Various)
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... Publisher Info.: Venice: Ottaviano Petrucci, 1501.
... Reprinted: Harmonice musices odhecaton A: Venezia 1501. Bologna: A. Forni, 2003 (#267487)
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Well, there it is, and you may download it complete (at no fees.) But then there's a BIG surprise for You. View as an example Page ( http://imslp.org/wiki/File:PMLP75514-odhecaton_a_1502.pdf )
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... Uhhhh ... What's that?
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Well, that might be something that was no matter to your musical education in the past. Old, but completely new - for You (as it was for me...) The ancestor of the notation we use nowadays. A musical Dinosaur called "Mensural Notation" - but still alive... - fresh from "Jurassic Park".
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>§^(
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So, this should be the theme of a discussion thread: How to translate Black- or White Mensural-Notation and use it with MuseScore
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INVITATION TO ANY USER: If you have knowledge about this - share it with the public, please! Net-Resources, .PDF-Documents, Links, Demo-Scores - all might be worth to be discussed.
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The language for this should be "school-english", as it is to be presumed, that most users (even some french) can follow.
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To start this Discussion, let me show some of the questions and details that have to be discussed (might be much more!)
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White Mensural-Notation has some clefs, that still are unknown to MuseScore. Their position in the 5 line-system shows the basic-tone of the scale - that might vary from score to score
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White Mensural-Notation might use another concert pitch (a'=440Hz was unknown in that times.)
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White Mensural-Notation was always printed in seperate part-scores - you'll find no conductors score.
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White Mensural-Notation knows Accidentals - but only directly at the clef, where they show the musical key.
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There are no accidentals in the staff - and any musician had to "feel", at what point a half tone had to be added to or subtracted from a note. (Musica Ficta)
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Notes in White Mensural-Notation might appear collected to "Ligatures". What Rules to dissolve them?
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What is meant by: Maximodus, Modus, Tempus, Prolatio, and why might they be "perfectus" or "imperfectus"?
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What is "Proportio Perfecta" and "Proportio Imperfecta", and what does it mean to the duration of the notes?


By the way: Musescore 2.0 has a few experimental features
... Notes without stems...
... Noteheads as in "White Mensural Notation"
... Measures without measure-bars.
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Has anybody tested such features? As an example: Would it be possible to recreate a page out of "Harmonice Musices Odhecaton", that could be played by MuseScore?
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Further, let me give you some hints and links about what I found out up to now. I won't replicate the contents here, the simple link should do.
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You'll find some hints at Wikipedia
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... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensural_notation
... https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensuralnotation
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The only "How to..." that I found up to now was:
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... http://ieee.uwaterloo.ca/praetzel/mp3-cd/info/raybro/index1.html
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Imho, the real helpful source from the net. If this is necessary or helpful, I would offer anybody my own translation to german as a .PDF-copy. Just let me know the mailbox to send it to...
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... http://stdionysius.lochac.sca.org/collegeprojects/twmnlt.pdf ’ an alternate Source
... http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/vatican.exhibit/exhibit/e-music/Music_room1.html
... http://archive.org/stream/handbuchdernota01wolfgoog#page/n8/mode/2up ' Read Online, no Download!
... http://www.chmtl.indiana.edu/tml/start.html
... http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6965267M/Geschichte_der_Mensural-Notation_von_1250-1460
... http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/anaigeon/e_mensur_intro.html
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Links to Literatur (I do NOT own any of this Sources. Do you?)
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Helen Hewitt , Petrucci/Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A, Bearbeitet von Helen Hewitt, Bearbeitung der literarischen Texte von Isabel Pope, ISBN 0-306-77562-X
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Johannes Wolf, "Geschichte der Mensural-Notation von 1250-1460"
nach den theoretischen und praktischen Quellen / bearbeitet von Johannes Wolf.
Verl. Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig, 1904.
Georg Olms Verlag, 1965. Nachdruck 773 gebundene Ausgabe
Inhaltsangabe
t. 1. Geschichtliche Darstellung.
t. 2. Musikalische Schriftproben des 13. bis 15. Jahrhunderts. 78 Kompositionen aus den Handschriften in der Originalnotation.
t. 3. Übertragungen.
Classifications Library of Congress ML174 .W7
Download Link: <= leider nur der dritte Teil
http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6965267M/Geschichte_der_Mensural-Notation_von_1250-1460
Johannes Wolf, "Handbuch der Notationskunde". 2 Bände.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Teil: Tonschriften des Altertums u. des Mittelalters.Choral- u. Mensuralnotation.
2. Teil: Tonschriften der Neuzeit. Tabulatoren, Partitur, Generalbaß. Mit Abbildungen u. Beilagen.
Breitkopf & Härtel. Lpzg. 1913. 488 / 519 S. Ill. OHLn.Bde mit Kopfrotschnitt.
Grundlegendes Werk, ist online lesbar: http://archive.org/stream/handbuchdernota01wolfgoog#page/n8/mode/2up
Fließtext online http://www.archive.org/stream/handbuchdernota01wolfgoog/handbuchdernota01wolfgoog_djvu.txt
(Nur Text vorhanden... Grafik + Noten fehlen)
Johannes Wolf, "Die Tonschriften" (1924)
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Willi Apel, "Notation of polyphonic music 900 - 1600" (Cambridge 1949)
Willi Apel, The Notation of Polyphonic Music, 900-1600, 5th Edition, Cambridge, MA: The Medieval Academy of America, 1961.
Willi Apel: Die Notation der polyphonen Musik. VEB Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig 1962, ISBN 3-7330-0031-5
Willi Apel: Die Notation der polyphonen Musik. 900 - 1600, Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden 1989
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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht, Die Musik im Abendland, München (Piper) 1991
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Gennrich, Friedrich: Abriß der Mensuralnotation des XIV. Jahrhunderts und der ersten Hälfte des XV. Jahrhunderts - 2 Teile.
Nieder-Modau 1948,.
1.Heft: 31 S. + 3 Tafeln mit Notenbeispielen, Obr.
2.Heft: 26 Tafeln, Obr.
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H. Riemann, "Studien zur Geschichte der Notenschrift" (1878)
H. Riemann, "Notenschrift und Notendruck", in "Festschrift für C.G. Röder" (1896)
H. Riemann, "Kompendium der Notenschriftkunde" (1910)
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H. Bellermann, "Die Mensuralnoten und Taktzeichen des 15. und 16.Jhs" (1930)
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Roger Bowers, 'Proportional notation,' The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online, accessed 4 June, 2005. (subscription access)
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David Hiley, Thomas B. Payne, Margaret Bent, Geoffrey Chew and Richard Rastall, 'Notation: III and IV,' The New Grove Dictionary of Music and
Musicians Online, accessed 4 June, 2005. (subscription access)
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Karl Schnürl 2000 Jahre europäische Musikschriften. Eine Einführung in die
Notationskunde, Verlag Holzhausen, Wien 2000
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3 years ago
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Why Renaissance?

Since we have this group, I thought, why not? What about Renaissance music attracts you, and what do you wish it will teach you?

4 years ago
11

Renaissance lute tablature

I am looking forward to the day when MuseScore can handle Renaissance lute tablature because I have a lot arrangements of Renaissance music that I would like to put into MuseScore format.

it is a feature request that will be incorporated into a future MuseScore release I believe.

8 years ago
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