Eleanor Selfridge-Field and Edmund Correia, Jr.
© 1994 Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities
Reproduced by the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music by permission

Category 4. Ties, Slurs, Beams, and Stems

Slurs Type 1. Very long slurs.

Slurs that stretch across the page cause special problems of definition and control in the automated typesetting environment.

Our contributors found Ex. #18, from Grieg's "Brudefolget drager forbi", Op. 19, No. 2 (1871), to be far more difficult than we had imagined it to be. The slur is understood to be continuous from system to system. Note that in #18a the slur appears to create 3-bar phrases and in #19b it appears to create 4-bar phrases, in both cases on account of the segmentation of systems.

The coincidence of pedal markings below the slurs of the lower staff and heavy markup above the upper staff of the following system(s) creates a significant degree of congestion.

Ex. #18a. This illustration was produced by Keith Hamel using his new program Noteability. It appeared in Computing in Musicology 9 (1994), 201.

Ex. #18b. This illustration was produced by Alan Talbot using the Graphire music printing system. It appeared in Computing in Musicology 9 (1994), 204.

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