Brian, Thanks. I stand corrected. But once when presented with a piece I had to sight-read in a hurry I played the whole first line in the wrong clef..... Not a happy experience.
Best regards, Peter mailto:lilyp...@ptoye.com www.ptoye.com ------------------------- Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:11:41 PM, you wrote: > At 11:50 02/02/2018 +0000, Peter Toye wrote: >>Trying to engrave a piece of piano music where the left hand starts >>in the treble clef. The music I'm copying from has a bass clef at >>the start of the piece, followed by a clef change immediately before >>the first note, which I think was standard practice in the 19th >>century (but I'm willing to be told otherwise in the 21st). > For what it's worth, Elaine Gould says, in _Behind Bars_, "The > practice of retaining the most commonly used clef at the beginning of > the stave while inserting a new clef after it is obsolete. This > includes the very start of a piece." (p. 7) and "Music for keyboard > is written on two or more staves joined by a curly brace. [...] > Although the upper stave usually takes the treble clef and the lower > stave the bass clef, each stave can appear in either clef as > required." (p. 303). Her examples include braced parts which start > with both staves in the treble clef. > Brian Barker
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