The printed arrangement, however, can vary considerably, particularly with older scores. Examples 2.2 and 2.3 display a common ordering of instrumental parts, mainly found in late nineteenth-century French music, which has been superseded by the layout by instrumental families as in examples 2.1 and 2.4 (with vocal parts added). Notice that in the Suppé work, the melody instruments are placed above the middle harmony parts and the bass parts. Most confusing is the arrangement of the string parts, found at both top and bottom of the score. In this case, the printer has only included details of instrumentation on the opening page of the score. Only when instruments are playing does the score give details of the instrumentation. This cheap method of engraving plates for a printed score, is to be found in many works where a modern edition is unavailable.
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