pogmoor wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Conall wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:36 pm
I do have a question - namely - do you ever show the octave of the original with the "8" symbol under relevant bass notes? In my brief last visit I didn't see any. I assume there are plenty of instances where you have put bass notes up the octave?
If so (and I know this is asking a lot!) - any chance of indicating the original pitch of these notes in this way - at least of the most significant works - or at least providing another index that categorises according to lowest bass note?
No, I have not done this. I hope eventually to post lists of the alterations I have made to create arrangements; there is already a page that details a few of these changes. However I'm very much behind with posting my arrangements, so I don't see this as a priority right now.
Well yes, considering the mountains of material you have provided I can completely see why it's not a priority for you - it would indeed take a long to add the extra information. Lists of alterations would be great of course though I imagine that would take even longer!
I've been enjoying your arrangements - some gems from Dowland in particular. I have played some from Poulton but I don't have the book (I borrowed it for a while) so I missed many of the great pieces in that edition.
I instinctively put notes down the octave when it seems to make musical sense to do so & even if / when I discover the original bass octaves I may continue to do this anyway since some of the octave jumps in Weiss etc often seem to make little musical sense and are presumably because of the particular instrument that he was using at the time he wrote the piece. I believe courses tuned in octaves would make these jumps less obvious too?
Anyway, thanks again for your hard work!