Purcell Harpsichord ornaments

• Dec 11, 2022 - 01:30

looking to get the single and double lines above below and around notes. I can get the single line, but I'm having trouble with the double.

5. Air.pdf


Do you have another source? That doesn't look at all like a published edition, and nor like any notation I'd have expected to see in the period. I assume this was produced by some well-intention user of some notation software who might not have known how to copy what they were seeing. It would be good to see the actual notation that this particular user was trying to copy. Then you can try to copy the original instead of the copy.

In reply to by graffesmusic

Yes, I saw those, but don't particularly trust them either. Still, they kind of demonstrate my point. The first shows an ordinary grace note & mordent, not these strange looking lines. Making me think the person who created the original line simply didn't what those were and just drew in some lines instead.

In reply to by SRaybourne

French music has some line like ornaments: Hotteterre - table of agréments.png
source: https://getd.libs.uga.edu/pdfs/henke_stephanie_m_201212_dma.pdf p. 48
See also the post of Miwarre https://musescore.org/en/node/295913
Miwarre writes: "One of the major areas missing are the Baroque French ornaments which, once implemented (even partially) would cover more or less all the other Baroque ornament notations (primarily Italian)."
See also line ornaments in https://www.smufl.org/version/1/range/otherBaroqueOrnaments/ and https://www.smufl.org/version/1/range/commonOrnaments/

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