Barrett conducted a longitudinal ethnographic study of children aged four to six years in two schools in Tasmania and looked at their early music making as composers, song makers and notators
, over a period of two years.
Ziolkowski's aim is ambitious: "to seek to understand which texts were chosen for the notation of melodies, what can be known of the persons who composed, noted, consulted, and performed the melodies, how the melodies may have related to the form and content of the texts, what inspirations and analogues the composers, notators
, and performers could have found for their activities, and why the notation ceases after a couple of hundred years in which it became widespread" (1-2).
At present our main lack, in the absence of a yet more readily accessible notation system that would be as much part of a professional dancer's equipment as musical notation is of a professional musician, is the shortage of trained notators
The remaining performances presumably demonstrate what Treitler does not find in the singing of "Solesmes and their followers": "the vocal virtuosity, versatility, and sensuousness implicit in the written record made by notators
of the Middle Ages" (p.
The Beauchamp-Feuillet system proved quite robust, adaptable to the styles of different choreographers and notators
over the course of the 18th century.
We are determined," said Driver, "to get the notators
back on staff.
I think also that we ought to distinguish between the efforts of the first singers of florid organa dupla (not having in mind any of the extant examples), the problems of the first notators
of this music (preceding the surviving examples by decades), and those of the early compilers of anthologies that preceded the sources that we have.
New kinds of dance professionals such as notators
, regisseurs, and videographers soon arose to meet the demand for brand-name ballets staged in a satisfactory manner.