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A new style of music printing?Edit

The article says: 'The later 1706 London printing of Orpheus Britannicus by William Pearson utilized a new style of music printing to great success, where the notehead was in one piece with the background staff', and cites Grove. It is true that the typography of the second edition is quite different from that of the first printing of 1698, with much smaller noteheads. However, it is — to my eye, at least — quite indistinguishable from that of the first edition of Volume II, printed by Pearson in 1702. Perhaps the new technique, which in any case needs more explanation, was not so very new in 1706? Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 15:47, 15 August 2011 (UTC)


I have also taken a look at the 1706 printing and I believe they used the same technique as the original 1698 version. 128.187.191.251 (talk) 19:15, 17 December 2014 (UTC) Hannah Johnson, Brigham Young University, 12/17/2014

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