What time signature is this? And how do i recreate it in musescore?

• Jun 13, 2023 - 23:08

In Percy Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy" the 5th movement has a few sections which are known as "free time" and are notated like this:
What notation/time signature name is this? And how can I incorporate it into musescore? Using it like a cadenza?

Please let me know, thank you!


I'd not assign a time signature but just create a measure of 33/8 (right-click on the measure and change its duration properties) and insert the notes. You might have to have some hidden rests especially near the end of the measure since not all the notes seem to line up exactly. I'm not sure what the little downward-stabbing arrows are. Oh, yeah, there's a triplet and a dotted barline in the middle of the triplet (why?) and a breath mark etc.

If you like brass and non-orthodox measure times, I recommend Cross Patonce:

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In reply to by underquark

Yea, thats what im gonna do, thank you, also is there a way to multiselect a timesignature to change that? Because if i want to manually change the 4/4 to a Circle with a dot, i have to select each staff one at a time, is there a way to do a multi-select?

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