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Michel R. E.
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   Posted 10/29/2016 12:02 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I believe (if I understood her correctly) that Gould recommends using a full spelling of accidentals before a glissando (ie: DCB|EFGA)

I have a passage in a large orchestral work with a rather convoluted harp part, with a gradual chromatic shift, note by note, which culminates in glissandi.
There isn't really room between the staves to include a full diagram, and at the point of the actual glissandi there is no actual change of accidentals from the previous measure.

I can see the utility of including the full diagram to avoid having the harpist need to go back measures and measures to figure out where they were accidental-wise.

How do others handle this sort of situation.


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   Posted 10/29/2016 12:34 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
From my experience, most harpists say they do their own diagrams, so don't do them. Maybe the initial one, but that's it. So, what Gould says may not agree with many of the harpists out there.

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   Posted 10/29/2016 1:22 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I stopped doing them--I just write the notes.


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   Posted 10/29/2016 3:40 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I wouldn't use an actual diagram (the horizontal line with vertical hashes to show pedal positions), but a "list" of notes.

My thinking is that it is so difficult to get any performances of new works, that when one presents itself the composer has to do everything in their to facilitate the very limited rehearsal time.


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   Posted 10/29/2016 7:26 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Letters or diagram, most harpists do their own. However, if it is for a good sight reading, I suppose it's best to err on the side of caution.

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   Posted 10/29/2016 8:04 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I spent some time this week looking at various orchestral harp parts from the repertoire on IMSLP, and was very surprised at how few (almost none, actually) included harp tuning markings. They were almost 100% pencilled in by harpists (before the parts were scanned).


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   Posted 10/31/2016 12:17 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Simple notes are what I see most often - obviously including any enharmonic doubles (B and Cb, or D# and Eb, etc) as needed. Makes it look weird from a pianist's point of view, but perfectly acceptable to harpists.

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