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octavate +‎ -ing


octavating (not comparable)

  1. (music) Transposed by an octave.
    • 1977, Contact XVIII–XXIII, page 43
      The idea underlying this section is ‘the exploitation of non-octavating pitch-sieves (scales) and their cyclic transpositions.’
    • 1984, Richard A. Crawford [ed.], The Core Repertory of Early American Psalmody, page xvii
      The tenor, originally written in standard G clef, is here written in octavating G clef, showing that it is to be read an octave lower than it is notated.
    • 1987, Bastiaan Blomhert, The Harmoniemusik of Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, page 60
      Ob 1 = flute 1 (= octavating violin 1)
    • 1994, Antonio Salieri [aut.] and Jane Schatkin Hettrick [ed.], Mass in D Major, preface, page xii
      Soprano, alto, and tenor clefs used for the corresponding vocal parts in the principal and concordant sources have been changed here respectively to treble, treble, and octavating treble.
    • 1995, Stephen Jenks [aut.] and David Warren Steel [ed.], Collected Works, page xlviii
      The tenor is here written in the octavating G clef, indicating that it is to be sung an octave lower than notated. The counter parts in part 1, which were originally meant to be read as though octavating, are here written at actual pitch.
    • 1995, Daniel Read [aut.] and Karl Kroeger [ed.], Collected Works, pages 221–222
      Clefs for the treble and bass have been retained, the treble clef substituted for the alto clef in the counter, and the octavating treble clef supplied to the tenor.
    • 1997, Timothy Swan [aut.] and Nym Cooke [ed.], Psalmody and Secular Songs, page 268
      The octavating treble clef has been used for the tenor part, indicating that it should be sung an octave lower than written.
    • 2005, David Lasocki [ed.], Musicque de Joye, page 316, note 153
      In the expanded Gamut with its octavating hexachords, all C’s, D’s, G’s, and A’s could be allotted three voces.
    • 2011, Laura Ingalls Wilder [aut.] and Dale Cockrell [ed.], The Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook, page 343
      I have systematically employed an octavating treble clef for tenor vocal parts.