The collection's manuscript short score
, according to Ochs, "Includes all the vocal parts with their texts and shows the instrumental melody line (occasionally specifying instruments) when no one is singing" and that it is "generously annotated in pencil, ink, and colored crayon by various hands" (p.
Several unusual features, particularly the short score
Textural contrast arises between passages for the full five-part string orchestra (marked `Tous' in the orchestral scores) and passages in reduced scoring for two flutes (presumably recorders) and treble strings (marked `Trio' in the 1713 short score
edition of the opera).
According to Webster's scheme, each analytical domain encapsulates an extensive series of parameters, many of which are themselves subdivided, and each of which becomes a strand in the interpretative web spun by the analyst.(4) However, there is still some way to go before these lessons will have been equally thoroughly applied to all repertories, and the seductively convenient, monochrome short score
remains a primary analytical tool.
31) does not appear in the original short score
or instrumental parts, but only in a printed libretto where it is notated only as a vocal melody.
"The short score
of 'Un oiseau des arbres de Vie' was finished, complete with biblical inscriptions from Revelations and Daniel.
The piece formed the central part of a larger exhibition called A Short Score
, a phrase alluding to a section of musical notation whose component parts can be reassembled into endless new formations of melody, rhythm and composition.
Over the course of this essay, Webster defines terms important to manuscript study regarding the appearance of the manuscript: sketch, draft, score-sketch, score-draft, autograph, fair copy ; its completeness: fragment, incomplete; and its function within the composer's body of manuscripts, e.g., as a memory aid, a complete compositional representation, or a short score
to be orchestrated later.
James MacMillan's short and moving After the Tryst as well as Simpson's own Lov(escape) -performed for the BBC competition - were welcome asides, the world premiere of Stephen Pratt's Short Score
of 2006 produced a searching first movement, a lively second and a period of contemplation leading into a dramatic finale.
The incipit that comes between the heading and the further information is on three staves, a short score
specifying cello solo, muted strings and harp.
chapter 11) modern time-signatures are preferred, while chapter 2 has neither one nor the other; the bar numbers in several examples in chapter 7 are seemingly gratuitous, since there are no bar references in the text; examples from vocal music use slurs to indicate melismas, though by no means consistently, especially in inner parts (see exx.3.4 and 3.7); some examples shown in short score
simply do not work that way (the underlay in ex.2.12(c), for instance, verges on the absurd); other examples have obvious errors (e.g.
The facsimile is a fair copy particell, or short score
, meaning that it includes complete chords, rhythms, melody, and lyrics with shorthand indications for instrumentation.