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Disagreement with Mozart?
I do not seriously disagree with him, of course, but ...
For the upcoming christmas concert of our choir, I changed the text of
"Più non si trovano", K.V. 549, also known as number IV of "Sechs Nocturnos".
In bar 10, there is a chord Bb-F-C#. We intend to have our singing
accompanied on a DX11-synthesizer in meantone tuning,
which sounds beautiful, with the exception of the just mentioned chord.
If one plays Bb-F-Db instead, that chord, too, sounds very well.
(In meantone tuning, Db is higher than C# by 41 cents.)
Probably Mozart assumed ET or similar. He wrote
C# and not Db, because the next Soprano note is D.
Dr. phil. nat.,
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