Just a bibliographical curiosity. I just met an old book on new music notation. It is not all that new, dating back to 1974, but for this reason this should at this point be all accepted notation.
The book is titled “International Conference on New Musical Notation”. The conference was held at the State University Ghent in 1974, and was organized in collaboration with the New York Public Library. The editors are some big names, like Kurt Stone, Herman Sabbe and Gerald Warfield.
It is probably well-know in the Dorico offices, but I just wanted to report about it, in case it was oversight.
It would be helpful to everyone reading (and might be more effective at persuading the Team) if you could describe which specific notations you find Dorico lacking. Otherwise we’d have to find a copy of the book ourselves, go through it, and guess what you’re referring to.
The conference and resulting publication formed the basis of Kurt Stone‘s book ‘Music Notation in the Twentieth Century’ so anyone familiar with that work will recognize the recommendations. If anyone uses Scribd the publication is on there as pdf.
I can hardly imagine the Team doesn’t know Kurt Stone’s book… If I remember correctly, in the early days of Dorico development, Daniel explained that traditional (say, 19th-century and [popular] 20th-century) Western music notation was the first priority to get absolutely right, and that modern developments (and Early Music specialisms, for that matter) would be added in due course. No doubt the Team has a vast roadmap.