B-C#-B Mordent

• Jan 10, 2021 - 21:39

I'm trying to figure out how to write a mordent with the notes B-C#-B (I'm writing in the key of E minor).


That's not a mordent. A mordent is a higher note with a lower note in the middle (e.g.., the first note of Bach's Toccata in D Minor for organ (the famous one)). Frankly, I've never seen an ornament as the one you cite.

In reply to by wfazekas1

I decided to try playing with this. Is there a place on the Master Palette to find the reduced size accidentals, which would be used in cases like this? The only ones I could find were under the figured bass symbols. (I've done this once before in an organ score, but I didn't worry about playback.)

BTW, in the Ornaments palette, the "upper neighbor" is listed as "mordent," and the 'lower neighbor" as "inverted mordent." Go figure.

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