Baroque but Beautiful
I am wondering if someone who understands Baroque engraving methods can help me understand some unique Baroque notation. I am trying to notate some music looking at the original Baroque manuscripts. I am noticing that sometimes, but not always, I see accidentals written above the note between the staff. There are also accidentals in the traditional place (beside the note). What are these "above the note" accidentals used for? They are not bracketed, which would indicate some kind of ossia notation. I am seeing natural accidentals above notes that are sharped (ie key of D major) and sharp accidentals above notes that are already sharped ( "F" in key of D Major). I am also seeing what looks like fingering notations above notes. Is that what they are?