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Re: Fermata sign on the last bar division not printed

From: Paul Scott
Subject: Re: Fermata sign on the last bar division not printed
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 23:36:19 -0700
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David Raleigh Arnold wrote:

On Wednesday 26 January 2005 06:24 pm, Paul Scott wrote:
David Raleigh Arnold wrote:
A fermata is over a note or rest, a double bar, or a closing repeat
sign.  If over a note or rest, it extends the duration.  Otherwise,
it is equivalent to "fine", except that you can continue after the
section it ends, IOW use it more than once.

What could a fermata over an ordinary bar line possibly mean?  A bar
has no duration, and you usually don't end at one.  Does the piece
need a double bar?
It means the same thing as a fermata over a double bar line:  stop
and wait until the conductor starts the ensemble again.

No way.
||A ||<--fermata over this
|:B  :|D.C.

||  ||<--fermata over this
|:  :|D.C.

||  ||<--fermata over this
|:  :|D.C.

Each section is ABBA. daveA
Are you saying:

1. I didn't see what I saw and the orchestra should have been confused? They weren't and the work was performed successfully without any explanation of that notation from the conductor.

2. Kalmus made a technical error? I guess the same effect could have been achieved with a Caesura.

3. You comment only refers to the OP's example? I didn't check that carefully. I was just responding to your definitive statement on the use of fermatas.

Have fun,


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