The Identification of Hand-Printed Musical Scores

    Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1980

    Page Count: 5

    Calvert, JR
    Special agent, Internal Revenue Service Laboratory, Chicago, Ill

    (Received 2 March 1979; accepted 17 December 1979)


    Music is communicated in written form by a system of symbols called notation. As in handwriting, there are various degrees of expertise in executing hand-produced musical scores. The identification of an initial hand-produced musical score is usually less complicated than identifying the work of a notator. Principles and procedures for examining and comparing a musical score are the same as those employed in making a hand-printing identification. Specific aspects of notation are discussed and applied to the identification of a musical score.

    Paper ID: JFS11264J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11264J

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    Title The Identification of Hand-Printed Musical Scores
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30