Category Archives: Manuscript
It’s not always convenient to break out some manuscript paper, then find a place to sit and write down what you were thinking of. Sometimes you wish you had a small notebook you could carry with you and inconspicuously jot … Continue reading
First page of the Appassionata autograph. An autograph score is like a conduit to the mind of the composer, and like traveling through time, it can place you at the moment of creation. As you study the symbols, shapes, and textures, … Continue reading
Eberhard Faber Van Dyke pencil c. 1930, Henle Verlag Skizzenbuch.
Anyone who has done a Schenkerian graph—especially of a longer piece—knows that standard manuscript paper is poorly suited for the task. At first, just about everyone will try to fashion a homemade solution either by literally cutting and pasting onto … Continue reading
No. I and No. III desk pencils by Graf von Faber-Castell, and the facsimile edition of Fuga a 3 Soggetti from J.S. Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge, Bach-Archiv, 1979.
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