Pianists who are good at sight-reading: I have a huge request.
If you would change the .zip extension on the attached file to .dorico, and then open it in your Dorico 3 app, any edition, and let me know if you have any comments on readability. I am particularly concerned about whether the 3-voice style used in the first two full measures is easier to read, or whether the 2-voice style used in, for example, measures 65-68 is. I’m having a hard time deciding which approach looks better to my eye. (You’d play them pretty much the same, whichever way it’s printed, always using the right hand to catch some of the ‘left hand’ notes.)
I composed this in 2002 as a tribute to my late wife (who died in 2006), using Sibelius 5 and 6. I input the whole thing into Dorico 3 Pro this last week, from scratch, as a means of learning more about my now-favorite software. (And, yes, Leo, this is the piece where I ran into the Pedal line versus slur issue you answered so thoroughly in another thread.). I’ve played it hundreds of times, but have never been comfortable with the style of notation I used, and still doubt myself on that issue every day.
If anybody who knows piano at all has any suggestions for how to notate it better, to better achieve the net effect (which does play back pretty close to the way I play it), please let me know. (Although I play it with a lot more rubato than Dorico does.)
And thanks, in advance.
BttrswtDMz.zip (511 KB)