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Choral alignment

Postby iboregua » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:26 pm

Dear people,

What is the right way to align standing voices (tenor 1, tenor 2 and base)? The way Finale aligns them?
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Or should I align base with tenors and move bariton on the right side of base
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Re: Choral alignment

Postby miker » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:52 pm

I prefer to have them centered. You can change the setting in Document Options > Lyrics
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Re: Choral alignment

Postby iboregua » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:15 pm

Thank you very much miker!

I didn't even think about this issue :(

But it seems I wasn't clear. I wanted to ask about the position of notes for the base and bariton on the note a (where the syllable "zme" is).

I believe in Finale there is a lot of knowledge of notation. So someone could just blindly believe Finale and take it as a final arbiter. But in the case I posted the first image shows how the flag of the eighth note simply overwrites the head of the half note.

So I swapped the positions of the two notes in the second image. Now I am asking what is the actual notation rule for such case?

Still, the best forum on the world! :D

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Re: Choral alignment

Postby miker » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:54 pm

I would say option 2 is better. There is no doubt that the dot belongs to the eighth note.
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Re: Choral alignment

Postby iboregua » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks a bunch, miker!

I needed to send the piece today and now I am able to do it :D

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