G# or F in bar 27 of MD Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1?

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G# or F in bar 27 of MD Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1?

Post by JohnyZuper » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Here's two scans of the last line of Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1:
Plata1PreludioGorF.PNG
Both published by Orphée, the publisher the composer links to on his website.
But the notes in yellow are different!
Which is correct? Does Pujol repeat the G# played earlier in the piece, or does he add a variation in the form of an F?
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Re: G# or F in bar 27 of MD Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1?

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:08 pm

Well spotted! I play this piece for years and have always played G#.
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Re: G# or F in bar 27 of MD Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:32 pm

My 1996 Ophee has g# as well.
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Re: G# or F in bar 27 of MD Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1?

Post by Cipher » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:59 pm

I would say the F natural is clearly wrong and a typo - it really sounds bad in context, sticking out like a sore thumb creating an unpleasant octave with the notes around it. Also the few recordings I just listened to on Spotify including Victor Villadangos all play a G#. If you really want to know for sure you can email the publisher at editionsorphee.com or the composer himself at

http://www.maximopujol.com/contact-en

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Re: G# or F in bar 27 of MD Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1?

Post by JohnyZuper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:29 am

I have contacted both the composer and the publisher. I'll post any reply here.

My teacher also thinks the F is a misprint. And I would love that because it's harder to play. But, without knowing enough about harmony to dare to be conclusive, I have noticed this sort of thing in other passages in Pujol's work. He likes to throw in the unexpected note here and there, or to repeat a phrase with slight differences. So despite the massive support for my teacher's position here, I'm still curious.
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Re: G# or F in bar 27 of MD Pujol's Preludio of Suite del Plata 1?

Post by JohnyZuper » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:08 pm

The composer responded to my message confirming that the note should be G#.
As my teacher and most of you suspected, the F is a misprint.
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