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    Score types

    A score is a score is a score.......... but sometimes I see "performance score". What is this? A score with notes for the instrumentalists only? A score with written notes (text!!!) how to perform.

    Raymond

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    Re: Score types

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62 View Post
    A score is a score is a score.......... but sometimes I see "performance score". What is this? A score with notes for the instrumentalists only? A score with written notes (text!!!) how to perform.

    Raymond
    Primarily is means a conductor's score that is suitable for performance; sometimes with a binding that will allow it to lie flat on the podium and/or is large enough to be easily read during prformance.

    A secondary meaning can refer to individual parts that are printed in a larger format for ease of reading by the musicians.

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    Re: Score types

    Thanks. Glad it is that simple.

    Raymond

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    Re: Score types

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    A score is a score is a score.......... but sometimes I see "performance score". What is this? A score with notes for the instrumentalists only? A score with written notes (text!!!) how to perform.

    Raymond

    performance score as opposed to study score.

    the former is generally in a larger font, on larger and thicker paper, and with a special "lay flat" binding. (my own performance scores range in size from 9x12, to 11X14)

    the latter is compressed for ease of carrying/holding, can be written quite small, and doesn't require a special binding. (study scores can often be printed on smaller paper than 8.5x11)

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