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MTO 2.5 1996

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  1. ChordSymbol 1.0, John Clevenger
  2. Music Analysis System (MAS), Larry Solomon
  3. Martin Silver, Musical Literature

ChordSymbol 1.0, John Clevenger

I have developed two music analysis fonts for my own work that you may
find useful for yours. ChordSymbol v. 1.0 is a symbol font that
features a wide variety of analytical symbols, including roman
numerals and letter names, figures and slashed figures in three tiers
and in any combination (the most common of which can be entered using
a single keystroke), accidentals (regular and superscript, etc.),
careted scale degrees, and much more (arrows, brackets, a modulation
symbol, applied function symbols, two types of Schenkerian slurs, form
symbols and repeat signs, and so forth). ChordSymbol can handle
anything from figured bass through common-practice analytical symbols
(including every- thing in the Aldwell and Schachter theory text, even
the advanced chromatic stuff) right up to Debussy and beyond--even
jazz. CSTimes v. 1.0 is a text font containing the most frequently
used analytical symbols from ChordSymbol but retaining all alphabetic
characters and virtually all diacritical markings needed for
foreign-language words. Many users find that they use CSTimes most
often, while remembering that they can switch to ChordSymbol whenever
neces- sary. The fonts may be used in any application that has a font
menu; I use them in Microsoft Word for music-analytic prose, in Coda
Finale for pitch- structural graphs and other analytical
illustrations, and in Claris HyperCard for multimedia instructional
software--where the more than 1700 hand-edited bitmaps contained in
the ChordSymbol font (for Macintosh only; no bitmaps can be used in
Windows) have proved especially useful, since they allow for beauti-
ful screen display at ten different point sizes.

The fonts, which are sold together, are available in both TrueType and
Post- Script versions, for either Macintosh or Windows. The preferred
TrueType ver- sion, which prints optimally on all printers, may be
used with Macintosh System 7 or later (or System 6.0.5 if you have the
Font/DA Mover 4.1 or later and the TrueType INIT) and Windows 3.1 or
later. The PostScript version may be used with Macintosh System 6 or
earlier if you have the Font/DA Mover 3.8 or later; it may be used
with Windows 3.0 if you have Adobe Type Manager 2.0 or later.  Single
copies (that is, of both fonts together) cost $24.50, plus a $5.00
processing and mailing fee (or $6.50 for Canada, $10.00 for overseas);
15-copy site licenses are $94.50, 25-copy site licenses are $144.50,
and 40-copy site licenses are $194.50, again plus that $5.00 ($6.50
Canada, $10.00 overseas) processing/mailing fee. If you would like to
try the fonts out before ordering them for your institution, I will be
happy to apply the payment for a single, trial copy to a follow-on
site license order.

You may order the fonts directly from me by sending a check or money
order made out to me--U.S. funds only, please!--to my home address:

     John R. Clevenger
     300 Alexander, C-18
     Rochester, NY 14607

Please be sure to specify what version you need (TrueType or
PostScript, for Macintosh or Windows), and include your full name,
mailing address, phone number(s), and email address. You can expect
to receive the font packet within about three weeks after placing your
order. Please email me if you have any questions. Thanks!

John R. Clevenger
Eastman School of Music

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Music Analysis System (MAS), Larry Solomon

I am now making the *Music Analysis System* available as freeware. MAS
is software I designed for MSDOS and PCDOS computers that does
harmonic, melodic, and set-theoretical analysis. Written in Pascal, it
is compact, extremely fast, and thorough, especially on todays

MAS can be used to analyze all chords, conventional or not, show their
properties, set-names, common names, and show all their relationships.
It will also analyze melodies and tone rows. I think it is valuable
for all styles and periods of music, not just atonality.

It is not fancy (was designed back in the 1970s), but it does the job. A 
description is on my Web page, where it may be downloaded.

Larry Solomon              
The Center for the Arts  
Tucson, AZ                                

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Martin Silver, Musical Literature


Martin Silver, Musical Literature, was founded in 1967 by the 
Music Librarian of the University of California, Santa Barbara 
Martin Silver.  As a part-time dealer, I rarely produced more 
than one or two catalogs a year.  Having retired from UCSB after 
27 years, I am now actively pursuing this antiquarian book and 
music service as a full-time business and issuing regular catalogs.

My stock consists of over 4,000 cataloged items covering both 
books and music in all European languages, with the predominance 
in English, German, and French.  The catalog is computerized and 
fully searchable. Recently I purchased two large collections, 
which are not yet fully cataloged.

The David Stivender Collection (from the estate of the late 
Chorus Master of the Metropolitan Opera) is strongly centered 
in opera with basic biographical material in Italian on 
Donizetti, Mascagni, Puccini, and Verdi. Also included are 
libretti of many unfamiliar 18th and 19th-century operas. 
Large collections concerning Berlioz and Elgar are also 

The Philip Hart Collection of books and scores contains material 
almost exclusively in English, and is centered around popular 
and scholarly books with a strong emphasis on conductors,  
conducting, and the history of American symphony orchestras.

My general music stock consists of biographical studies, 
treatises, books on theory, library catalogs, etc.  I offer free 
search services through the Interloc database.  I also purchase 
music-centered collections and do appraisals in the field of 
music.  Subject lists of available books can be produced on request.

Martin Silver, Musical Literature 
7221 Del Norte Drive,
Goleta, California, 93117-1326
voice:  (805) 961-8190
fax:   (805) 961-8290
My Web page should be available in the near future at

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