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by pml
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An idea for a musical challange...
Replies: 8
Views: 3983

Re: An idea for a musical challange...

There’s currently about 700 known exoplanets and several other dwarf planets (Ceres, Eris, and some that should be, such as Sedna, Haumea, Quaoar, etc.) in our solar system — why would you have someone duplicate Colin Matthews’ work on scoring a movement for Pluto with all those others ignored? It’s...
by pml
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: IMSLP Announcements
Topic: Five new French composers available on IMSLP
Replies: 5
Views: 5800

Re: Five new French composers available on IMSLP

Not to rain on Daphnis’ parade, but this makes me so jealous of you USians having access to those scores. (Yes, I know it’s a case of swings and roundabouts for a whole lot of stuff that is under copyright in the US!)

Well done all the same :)

P.
by pml
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Mozart, Overture in Bb K311a (Anh C11.05), Score/Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Re: Mozart, Overture in Bb K311a (Anh C11.05), Score/Parts

Zaslaw’s fairly certain this is spurious, which is why it’s in the Anhang C in the latest Köchel. Just sayin’…
by pml
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: YouTube videos
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: YouTube videos

My understanding is that notification of copyright infringements and takedowns do occur from time to time (with greater frequency for commercially viable material), and do we really want to be taking the word of the YouTubers that they have permission to post their stuff? How would we assess / guara...
by pml
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello all:)
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Re: Hello all:)

@ Philidor; the other three who posted here in this thread yesterday and earlier today turned out to be sock-puppets; when you said “welcome all” I think they must have taken it a bit too literally.

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The fate awaiting sockpuppet trolls.
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
by pml
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Categorization / Standardization
Topic: Beethoven, alphabetization of works starting with "Das"
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Beethoven, alphabetization of works starting with "Das"

If {{DEFAULTSORT}} is working, then you’d add some wiki text to the page, e.g. {{DEFAULTSORT:Geheimnis, WoO 145 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)}} which sorts under G rather than Das (and likewise for the other cases). This applies the sorting key to every category simultaneously. {{DEFAULTSORT}} may not be ...
by pml
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Fanfares by Fanfare
Replies: 16
Views: 10209

Re: Fanfares by Fanfare

Yes, John Cage said those concerts "changed my life." And your father’s advocacy for composers like Edgard Varèse had an obvious influence on later musicians such as Frank Zappa, for which many people would be equally grateful, I think. Thank you very much for adding detail of your father...
by pml
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Purcell, King Arthur (Z.628)
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: Purcell, King Arthur (Z.628)

Under the Misc. Notes of the Taylor full score you could add a line with the following format: A modern re-typeset of this edition with vocal score and parts is available at the [[cpdl:King Arthur (Henry Purcell)|Choral Public Domain Library]]. Note the wiki formatting for CPDL uses similar formatti...
by pml
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Merchandise
Topic: IMSLP Merchandise
Replies: 25
Views: 15223

Re: IMSLP Merchandise

I think IMSLP was something of a provisional name in the first place, until something better came along. That said, so many people know of IMSLP as “Im–slip dot org” or “Eye-Em-Ess-Ell-Pee” that it would be unlikely for the url to be deprecated completely. The title is fairly much a descriptor, or a...
by pml
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Merchandise
Topic: IMSLP Merchandise
Replies: 25
Views: 15223

Re: IMSLP Merchandise

Please engage sense of taste before committing to a design, Nick. A friend (who used to sing alto) had a traditional C clef (without stave lines, note) as a tattoo — very nicely executed too — and then said how she was disappointed by it being obsolescent upon moving up to sing soprano all the time ...
by pml
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Viol and viola da gamba categories
Replies: 28
Views: 4129

Re: Viol and viola da gamba categories

It seems like Stephen West’s option 1) is the only practical site-wide option, and I am glad to add to Al’s endorsement. Option 3) ignores the technical issue that the use of “viola da gamba” on certain repertoire pages (French Baroque) would have to be squared up against categorisation under the na...
by pml
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Fanfares by Fanfare
Replies: 16
Views: 10209

Re: Fanfares by Fanfare

Hi Electra, that’s very interesting. These sorts of things occasionally come in and then go out of vogue. For example, I remember the Australian Broadcasting Corporation commissioning a dozen or so fanfares from Australian composers to be premièred by the various state orchestras during its 60th ann...
by pml
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Viol and viola da gamba categories
Replies: 28
Views: 4129

Re: Viol and viola da gamba categories

Viola da gamba could be used in a limited non-categorisation way, say, in the Instrumentation field of a work page. But it would be necessary to use one and only one name for the heading and category system, even though it might look wrong for certain repertoire. And I’m not even touching the record...
by pml
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Viol and viola da gamba categories
Replies: 28
Views: 4129

Re: Viol and viola da gamba categories

The only problem with your recommendations is that it is impractical to use two names for essentially one family of instruments and maintain consistency across the entire site, since the instrumental categories are maddeningly literal — we don’t, for instance, call an English horn a cor anglais depe...
by pml
Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Categorization / Standardization
Topic: John Bishop
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: John Bishop

See my post above. The LinkEd templates don’t have an option for customised display (which is not usually wanted for >99% of names). This John Bishop is in the <1% of names that cause a problem. As per my initial post upthread, use: [[:Category:Bishop, John (d.1890)|John Bishop]][[Category:Bishop, J...

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