Talk:Maypole Dance, Op.45 (Smith, Sydney)

Both of the scores are printed from the same basic, 6-page engraving. At first glance, it would appear that the Paxton score is the later print, but that's not necessarily the case as the engraving itself is of the type found anywhere from the 1890s to the 1920s with English publishers, Boosey & Co. in particular. Novello's work has a very different look to it, as does most of Augener's production in the era. Carolus 04:10, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

I did miss that- though I'm still not quite sure what you mean (were two versions, created and sold as the first edition or around that time, one with the repeats expanded-out, one with repeat marks, and first and second endings around bars 24–31, 34–41, 61–69, etc. and different pagination, length of bars- so assuming that's not what same basic engraving means- but not familiar enough with printing technology (no, not sarcastic!) to know what it does. same 6 pages, same typefaces, but different settings of type/notes? Eric 04:34, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

That's very interesting. They look like they were done by the same engraver - they are both six pages but they are not actually the same engraving. I wonder which came first? The one on top (without an identified publisher) has a typeface used in the title which looks a little later than the NLA score, but that could have been added by a reprinter at a later date than the engraving itself. Really odd and somewhat unusual. Carolus 05:23, 10 April 2011 (UTC)