[MEI-L] multiRest in scores

Byrd, Donald A. donbyrd at indiana.edu
Wed Mar 22 01:47:02 CET 2017

Thanks for the example, Joachim.

There's potential for this notational device to be used in at least a hundred times more music than I've ever looked at, so surely there are at least a hundred other instances of it! I'd guess the shorter the duration of a measure, the more likely it is to be used.


On Mar 21, 2017, at 6:09 PM, Joachim Veit <veit at weber-gesamtausgabe.de>

> Hi Don,
> Weber, in his second symphony, uses multiple-measure rests in his
> Menuetto at the end of both parts ("2" measures each time in the
> complete orchestra - at least strings and woodwinds) - and this Menuetto
> is very much "Haydn-like" - I suppose that "father Haydn" also used this
> means somewhere...
> So you are absolutely right concerning <multiRest>s in scores.
> With best greetings,
> Joachim
> P.S. Maybe there are more cases in Weber’s music, but I am not very
> familiar with his music....
> Am 21.03.17 um 22:51 schrieb Byrd, Donald A.:
>> Sec. of the MEI 3.0.0 so-called "Guidelines" claims that the multiple-measure rest is never found in scores. Maybe this means the MEI <multiRest> element should never be _used_ in scores, I'm not sure. And maybe this document considers the music for a work for a solo instrument to be a part, not a score? But here are a few places multibar rests occur in what I'd call scores:
>> 	Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 31, Op. 110, II (in music for a solo instrument)
>> 	Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite (Universal ed.), I, m. 75 (in the score of an ensemble piece)
>> 	Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit (Durand ed.), Scarbo, mm. 30-31 (in music for a solo instrument)
>> So the Beethoven and Ravel examples don't count if you consider those to be parts rather than scores. But there's no doubt the Kodaly score is a score!
>> --Don
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Donald Byrd
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