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by DrewE
07 Dec 2010 04:55
Forum: Information for users
Topic: IMSLP in trouble - who's next?
Replies: 7
Views: 10288

Re: IMSLP in trouble - who's next?

These are issues that vary from country to country. In the United States copyright only extends to creative works, and so purely editorial changes with no creative input do not create or extend any sort of copyright protection. There is no such thing (in the US) as a "typographical copyright&qu...
by DrewE
23 Aug 2010 03:12
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Is this song copyrighted?
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: Is this song copyrighted?

Since Jean Mouton died in 1522, the piece itself would be in the public domain, pretty much throughout the world. The particular edition you see for sale may or may not be subject to copyright, depending upon many things (some of which are quite variable from country to country). In the United State...
by DrewE
28 Jun 2010 03:27
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: How to present the Genre information
Replies: 5
Views: 3232

Re: How to present the Genre information

Rob, I think you are probably reopening the old Noel (Mjolnir) discussion about "Office hymns" and "Sequence hymns" with regard to texts like "Ave maris stella" ... There are even categories for these types of hymns (which have been tagged for cleanup by you back in Oc...
by DrewE
16 Jun 2010 02:43
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Voicing categories
Replies: 23
Views: 10581

Re: Voicing categories

Drew wrote: First--and perhaps this is a misconception from my rather limited or narrow experience--itsn't it generally the case that divisi are somewhat optional, in the sense that one or the other of the subparts could be omitted if circumstances required it without completely altering the overal...
by DrewE
14 Jun 2010 02:37
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Voicing categories
Replies: 23
Views: 10581

Re: Voicing categories

This is quite an interesting discussion here, and I'm not really sure I know where I stand yet. Nevertheless, here are a few thoughts that come to mind. First--and perhaps this is a misconception from my rather limited or narrow experience--itsn't it generally the case that divisi are somewhat optio...
by DrewE
23 Apr 2010 04:02
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: massive works - recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 6177

Re: massive works - recommendations

Tchaikovsky's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op 41, might be a possibility. It also might not work out quite so well; I'm having a bit of a hard time guessing. The recording I have of it is lovely, but it's of a choir that appears (in the thumbnail picture) to be ca. 60 persons recorded in a very a...
by DrewE
13 Mar 2010 02:20
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: durations
Replies: 13
Views: 6751

Re: durations

I'm kind of warming up to broad, rough categories that can be reasonably searched on. Maybe something like "one or two minutes", "five minutes", "ten minutes", and so on up to "Wagner's Ring Cycle". For most uses of people looking through the site, I'd imagine...
by DrewE
06 Jan 2010 04:01
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Pieces I'm entranced by at the moment...
Replies: 41
Views: 18857

Re: Pieces I'm entranced by at the moment...

Lately I've been on a kick for "What Wondrous Love Is This," partly from (re-)discovering a very well-done recording of it on one of my LPs. Oddly, the liner notes ascribe the piece to William Billings (!), although as far as I can tell it is the version from Walker's Southern Harmony wher...
by DrewE
01 Dec 2009 02:38
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What sort of printer you have / access to ?.
Replies: 7
Views: 7365

Re: What sort of printer you have / access to ?.

I personally have/use a letter-sized (or A4 sized, if I were to live on a different continent) laser printer--a Brother HL-5050, which I've been nothing but pleased with. That said, I don't consider the engraved size of a score to be an enormous concern for a site such as this. For sure, it is conve...
by DrewE
03 Sep 2009 22:20
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: March Song Criteria
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

Re: March Song Criteria

Following up on fdoell's excellent post...with a few comments. 6/8 is common in march music. I don't think I've seen a 3/4 march, although some may exist. (Perhaps if we had three legs, they'd be more common!) The tempo is generally held pretty strictly--that is, it should be free of ritardandos, ac...
by DrewE
25 Jul 2009 19:25
Forum: Other topics
Topic: stage fright
Replies: 26
Views: 13578

Re: stage fright

I also wonder if singers are more prone to nervousness than instrumentalists. I feel it much more as a singer than I did as a pianist, and other singers who were also instrumentalists have also remarked on it. Certainly, every singer I know who was also an instrumentalist has agreed that sight-sing...
by DrewE
16 Jun 2009 02:24
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Northern Sinfonia Chorus audition
Replies: 12
Views: 8274

Re: Northern Sinfonia Chorus audition

It might be worthwhile to enquire of your contact for some examples of typical pieces that others have used for their auditions—not so much to pick one of them, but rather to get an idea of what they're expecting (if anything) stylistically and so forth. It would probably not be helpful to show up w...
by DrewE
03 Jun 2009 00:29
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: freeware musicnotation programm
Replies: 26
Views: 10011

Re: freeware musicnotation programm

Hello all together, the question if showing the bar measurement at one bar "informationally" but hiding it at all the other bars where measurement is different seems to be a question at 2 levels: (snip....) 2. Does it give sense for musicians to hide the measurements even if they vary eve...
by DrewE
07 May 2009 02:18
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Appropriate Copyright Statement for Billings Quotations
Replies: 6
Views: 2603

Re: Appropriate Copyright Statement for Billings Quotations

If it were me, I'd probably just say that the quotes were obtained from the CPDL. By definition, no license is required to use words (or whatever) that are in the public domain. Specific editions of public domain works may or may not be copyrightable and thus require licensing, depending upon a grea...
by DrewE
21 Apr 2009 03:18
Forum: Other topics
Topic: stage fright
Replies: 26
Views: 13578

Re: stage fright

Depending what you mean by "overcome," I'm not sure it ever completely happens. Even expert professional performers get nervous at times; some very nervous, some just a bit. I don't generally suffer from extreme stage fright or nervousness, but that's still a fair bit off from being "...

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