"SATB Closed Score" vs. "SATB Close Score"

• Mar 31, 2018 - 18:32
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

As per Meriam Webster it is Close Score (and Open Score), not Closed Score,
See https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20score:

Definition of close score
a musical score in which two or more parts are put on the same staff — compare open score
Definition of open score
a musical choral or orchestral score in which each part has a staff to itself — compare close score

So I suggest to rename the corresponding SATB templates accordingly


Hmm, I don't know about that. I definitely see both. Similar for chord voicings, FWIW - close or closed position vs open to describe whether or not the notes are all within an octave or not. I'd like to see more sources before making a change.

Anyhow, the term "short score" is also used in this context.

True, short score normally means the same as condensed score. I was just observing that it is sometimes also used for close/closed. Maybe it's not correct usage, I really couldn't say.