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by cjshawcj
14 Jan 2020 01:08
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Errors and anomalies after update
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Re: Errors and anomalies after update

I'm no sure whether the update is necessarily the culprit, but I have noticed a glitch occurring when posting pieces (3) by Michael Praetorius. Michael Praetorius compositions page updates, and amendments can be made from that link (or from any other page within the system). Pieces have still not ap...
by cjshawcj
12 Mar 2019 11:48
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Using Easter Wings - for Easter Service
Replies: 1
Views: 9177

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: 10879

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 guess, but it's usually better to ask. More...
by cjshawcj
03 Dec 2018 16:46
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Music for organ and small choir?
Replies: 6
Views: 10879

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 from...
by cjshawcj
01 Jul 2018 17:50
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Star star
Replies: 1
Views: 10693

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" of which there are s...
by cjshawcj
01 Dec 2016 10:01
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Aleotti sisters
Replies: 4
Views: 5658

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 maintain separat...
by cjshawcj
27 Nov 2016 18:36
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Aleotti sisters
Replies: 4
Views: 5658

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: 8960

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: 8854

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-categorisation of the seasonal us...
by cjshawcj
18 Dec 2014 15:05
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Repertoire ideas? Nature/seasons
Replies: 4
Views: 8603

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 you have the...
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: 6799

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: 8757

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: 4576

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: 11685

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 (musica fict...
by cjshawcj
31 Jan 2014 19:05
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Imperfect pitch
Replies: 7
Views: 11685

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 shorthand term to indicate complia...