Why does trill 'speed' change, with two tied notes? [Solved]

• Aug 8, 2022 - 10:45

My concern is with flute & oboe, measures 11 and 12. Both have a trill during half-note tied to quarter-note.

I was looking for a trill that would last for an effective dotted-half duration. But to my ears, the trill changes speed (by slowing) when the tied-quarter note arrives on beat one of measure 12.

I've tried various re-notation attempts, but the same behavior exists. I must be mis-comprehending how the notation works.

Thanks for suggestions...

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The fermatas on the Violin and Viola staves cause MS to slow down the whole measure. Change to a half-note rest followed by a quarter note rest with fermata and it plays back better.

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