Measure numbers in cadenzas
How do you count measure numbers in cadenzas?
Do you start from 1 or continue numbering (e.g. if the last measure before the cadenza starts is 216, you continue with 217)?
In most cases, I start from 1. The exception would be if the composer has written the cadenza directly into the music with time signatures, barlines, and everything.
In most cases the orchestra parts will not have more than one bar where the cadenza is - or not even that. Sometimes just a fermata. So if you continue the numbering you will have different bar numbers compared to the orchestra.
Whatever the case, check your bar numbers with the accompanist or the conductor. That's all that matters.
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