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How to play the sign?
#2868496 07/11/19 07:35 PM
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Curious how to play it?

This is Handel flute with piano accompaniment.

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J.S.Bach Prelude in C Min: No. 2 from Six Preludes fur Anfanger auf dem
Am Abend No. 2 from Stimmungsbilder, Op. 88
60s Swing No. 1 from Swinging Rhythms
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It sounds like baroque; and probably there it is required to invent (improvise) an embellishment or solo cadence on F # 7.

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Originally Posted by Nahum
It sounds like baroque; and probably there it is required to invent (improvise) an embellishment or solo cadence on F # 7.


Most baroque and classic pieces that indeed have a fermata over a cadential 6-4 or dominant 7th chords invite to an embellishment, a lead-in or a cadenza. Here given that the last part after the fermata is quite short, it would call for a short embellishment of the solo flute for a few bars.

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Until we know what the OP mean by "sign," we could speculate that it's the fermata (doubtful) or perhaps simply that s/he has not seen the breve (double whole-note) before and that is what is being queried.

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In regard to that breve ............. I still wonder why that's there. The music is written in 4/4 or 2/2 time. Suddenly under the fermata we have the breve for 8 beats. But the breve already means that this note is held "much longer" .... you could therefore hold it for twice as long, i.e. 8 beats. The fermata says that already. Is this written correctly? Or did someone try to make old music "understandable" by showing to two ways? I'd have thought we'd have whole notes, with the fermata above indicating to play it longer - or that long (value of two whole notes = breve).

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I'm inclined to agree with Sidokar. With the fermata over the breve and another fermata over the following measure, might not a short cadenza be expected?

On the other hand, since the score seems to be in 4/4 time, why is there a need for a breve when a whole note in the one measure followed in the next measure by a whole rest would be standard notation?

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Originally Posted by BruceD
On the other hand, since the score seems to be in 4/4 time, why is there a need for a breve when a whole note in the one measure followed in the next measure by a whole rest would be standard notation?

That's sort of what I said. smile
It would be interesting to know why this was done, and what kind of edition it is. For example, if it's for students, sometimes such editions try to make things extra clear.


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