A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Direct

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DIRECT. A mark (
{ \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f \new RhythmicStaff \stopStaff s\prall }
) to be found in music up to the present century at the end of a page, and even of a line, to warn the performer of the note at the beginning of the next page or line, like the catchword at the foot of a page, formerly universal, and still retained in the Quarterly Review. Thus
{ \override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f \time 1/4 \key bes \major \relative e'' { ees16( d ees f) | s8-\tweak #'X-offset #0 -\tweak #'Y-offset #2.5 -\prall } }
indicates that the first note of the next line will be G.