I presume that the notation looks like the lines above or below the
1/16 notes in another piece from the same composer:
Sheet music extract: "Comptine d'été no 3," musique de Yann Tiersen
It appears that this notation is called "legato" or "tenuto"
interchangeably. Here are a few descriptions of legato and tenuto:
- "Tenuto - Hold the note for its full value."
"Basic Musical Notation" [Articulation]
The Method Behind the Music
- "Legato Accent: this can be used at any dynamic level and is a
slight stress without a noticable attack and held to the full duration
of the note"
"Music theory online : phrasing & articulation," by Dr. Brian Blood
- "Legato is the opposite of staccato. The notes are very connected;
there is no space between the notes at all. There is, however, still
some sort of articulation that causes a slight but definite break
between the notes (for example, the violin player's bow changes
direction, the guitar player plucks the string again, or the wind
player uses the tongue to interrupt the stream of air)."
"Articulation," by Catherine Smith-Jones (last edited Mar 31, 2004)
Search strategy --
Searched on Google for:
"comptine d'un autre été"