I would like to hear from anyone who has bought my Carl Fischer editions of either the Debussy Danses, or the Bochsa Revisited for pedal harp. Specifically, I want to know what you think of the pedal markings in those two editions? When they were being engraved, I insisted that the pedal markings be printed as large as one would write them in by hand. I also insisted that they be in bold face. I’m getting some flack now from the production staff there that say that what I insisted on is “not part of the Carl Fischer format.” Their format for pedal markings is 12 point font, which is about as big as the typeface used in a letter, and is microscopic for harp sheet music.
So, what are your thoughts? Are they too big? Too dark? And what do you do when pedals are printed in the usual small font? Do you have to rewrite them larger? Circle them?