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by cjshawcj
12 Mar 2019 11:48
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Using Easter Wings - for Easter Service
Replies: 1
Views: 5605

Re: Using Easter Wings - for Easter Service

George Herbert was one of the best of English devotional metaphysical poets. He was vicar of Bemerton (from which parish, incidentally, he had a view of the spire of Salisbury Cathedral: tourists come from as far as Russia to view all 123 metres of that). There can be no question as to the propriety...
by cjshawcj
03 Dec 2018 22:38
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Music for organ and small choir?
Replies: 6
Views: 6456

Re: Music for organ and small choir?

I think I'll try these pieces with the chorus. I suspect that I am reading too much into a throw-away comment, but just in case: "Chorus" in this type of English choral music is a synonym for "Full". What do "can" and "des" refer to in your edition? I can gue...
by cjshawcj
03 Dec 2018 16:46
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Music for organ and small choir?
Replies: 6
Views: 6456

Re: Music for organ and small choir?

The piece which springs immediately to mind is Benjamin Cooke's Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G, which was written to celebrate the introduction of a new organ at Westminster Abbey in 1780. My edition is on this site. Don't let the words Westminster Abbey put you off: the forces can be anything ...
by cjshawcj
01 Jul 2018 17:50
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Star star
Replies: 1
Views: 7383

Star star

Is the bowdlerized title of a Jagger-Richards "composition". Stellam quam viderunt magi (de Monte), http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Stellam_quam_viderunt_magi_a_7_(Philippe_de_Monte) is described in the text and translations section as a variant of "Stella quem viderant magi" ...
by cjshawcj
01 Dec 2016 10:01
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Aleotti sisters
Replies: 4
Views: 3991

Re: Aleotti sisters

IM'UO, the lack of evidence for the existence of Vittoria does not necessarily "prove" that she was one and the same as Raffaella. Each is known by a single publication, and these are quite different in character. Unless further evidence comes to light, my provisional solution is to mainta...
by cjshawcj
27 Nov 2016 18:36
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Aleotti sisters
Replies: 4
Views: 3991

Aleotti sisters

I have three motets to post by Raphaella Aleotti. There is already a page in existence for her sister, or it may be her alter ego. The wikipedia biography is unclear as to how many people these alternative names represent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vittoria_Aleotti Is the better solution to rema...
by cjshawcj
27 May 2015 17:40
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: How to identify composer?
Replies: 2
Views: 6567

Re: How to identify composer?

The first page is - Allegro brillante; second page is - Poco meno mosso.


The piece is unidentifiable (to me). However my observation is that it must have been written for a professional choir. An amateur choir would run out of steam unprompted.
by cjshawcj
04 Jan 2015 23:22
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Rant - Who sings Pie Jesu for Christmas ?
Replies: 2
Views: 5932

Re: Rant - Who sings Pie Jesu for Christmas ?

What were they thinking ?. The answer is in the television channel: ITV They are incapable of intelligent programming of classical music (hence the inclusion of an "artiste" who so capably disproves the proposition that "Britain's got talent"). I don't find the mis-categorisatio...
by cjshawcj
18 Dec 2014 15:05
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Repertoire ideas? Nature/seasons
Replies: 4
Views: 5441

Re: Repertoire ideas? Nature/seasons

Howzabout the Corrette Psalm 148, Laudate Dominum: Religion ("the opiate of the masses" - Karl Marx) set to Vivaldi's Four Seasons (the Op. 8 of the masses). What could be better? http://youtu.be/1_U7hiYyZPI The forces may be over-large, but strip them to their bare essentials, and then yo...
by cjshawcj
14 Nov 2014 01:08
Forum: Choral Music related commercial websites or services
Topic: Original choral music - buy once, copy forever!
Replies: 3
Views: 4501

Re: Original choral music - buy once, copy forever!

You say here "buy once, copy forever".
On your website you say that the purchase price entitles one to reproduce a piece in perpetuity.

How did you manage to secure distribution rights beyond the grave?
by cjshawcj
24 May 2014 00:51
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: upbeat easy a cappella rep suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 6506

Re: upbeat easy a cappella rep suggestions?

Off the top of my head, from my own editions (of necessity an advert, but its wot I ken best): French chansons: Sermisy Tant que vivray http://www.notamos.co.uk/101783.shtml Arbeau Belle qui tiens ma vie http://www.notamos.co.uk/101186.shtml Janequin Il estoit une fillette http://www.notamos.co.uk/1...
by cjshawcj
27 Apr 2014 14:51
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Si bona suscepimus - de Rore
Replies: 4
Views: 2886

Si bona suscepimus - de Rore

Si bona suscepimus CPDL #28960 is described on the page, and in most links, as by Cipriano de Rore. The PDF credits it to Costanzo Porta, which I suspect (but do not know) to be correct. Does anyone know which is the correct attribution?~~~~
by cjshawcj
15 Feb 2014 12:25
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Imperfect pitch
Replies: 7
Views: 7659

Re: Imperfect pitch

I don't believe that "Original key" solves the modal problem, but rather elides it. Consider the example of the Hypodorian mode which is often transposed down a fourth to appear in renaissance publications with a key of one flat (D minor) qualified with accidentals, specified or implied (m...
by cjshawcj
31 Jan 2014 19:05
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Imperfect pitch
Replies: 7
Views: 7659

Imperfect pitch

"Pitch" is an ambiguous term, with different meanings in different contexts [c.f. the siege of Calais, 1558: "Some people are in the pitch. They think it's all over. It is now" "Original pitch" is used by contributing editors (and I admit myself guilty as any) as a shor...
by cjshawcj
14 Dec 2013 21:43
Forum: Musical activities
Topic: europe festival info,
Replies: 1
Views: 2626

Re: europe festival info,

For now, information is simple and succinct That is, of course a matter of perception. Despite reading not one but two somewhat prolix "puffs" on this subject I am none the wiser as to whether this site is dedicated to the promotion of music worthy of attention, or whether it is to promot...

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