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by Cdalitz
29 Sep 2008 11:54
Forum: Information for users
Topic: Upgrade to the CPDL ChoralWiki
Replies: 5
Views: 11649

Re: Upgrade to the CPDL ChoralWiki

Good to hear that maintenance work on CPDL is done. After the upgrade, I have noticed however a very poor performance of the CDPL website. When trying to perform a search, I always obtain the message "To many database connections. Try again later", which seems to indicate a database config...
by Cdalitz
29 Sep 2008 11:49
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Why not CC?
Replies: 13
Views: 10823

Re: Why not CC?

I may be wrong, but I think that CC was not yet established when CPDL was started. Other sites like Mutopia ( http://www.mutopiaproject.org/ ) had also started with their own licenses. Mutopia has meanwhile switched to CC, but obviously CPDL has not yet done the transition. Nor does it seemed to be ...
by Cdalitz
26 Sep 2008 18:47
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: French copyright law - illegal to release works to the PD?
Replies: 3
Views: 5253

Re: French copyright law - illegal to release works to the PD?

Incidentally the situaton is the same in Germany: it is not possible to put an own work into the public domain, because authorship is simply a fact and copyright terms (70 years after death, in France I believe even longer) cannot be changed. Actually this is one of the problems that the Creative Co...
by Cdalitz
21 Sep 2008 07:21
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: simple gifts
Replies: 2
Views: 6002

Re: simple gifts

Sheet music of Copland's "Simple Gifts" arrangement is readily available in print (a simple Google search will show publishers selling it). It seems that melody and lyrics of the song (but not Copland's arrangement, of course) are in the public domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_G...
by Cdalitz
06 Sep 2008 12:28
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Copyright Question
Replies: 2
Views: 4349

Re: Copyright Question

When a composer dies, his copyright falls to his heirs. So when the music is still under copyright, you must ask his formal heir for permission, which might be your grandfather, but if he is not the only heir things can become very complicated. Whether the music is still under copyright, depends on ...
by Cdalitz
25 Apr 2008 18:45
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: copyright question renaissance composer
Replies: 1
Views: 3298

This is not easy to answer because it depends on the source used for your transcription. When you are using a microfilm or photocopy of a 16th century print (e.g. provoded by a library or through a facsimile reprint), you are free to post your transcription wherever you like. When your source is a m...
by Cdalitz
07 Mar 2008 18:30
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Request: Gastoldi Baletti 1591
Replies: 2
Views: 5676

After a superficial web search it seems that the 1970 facsimile reprint by "Corpus of early music" of Gastoldi's Balletti a 5v is out of print (I would however suggest to contact the publisher whether this is actually true). Alternatively you could look for a library that has this edition....
by Cdalitz
22 Jan 2008 19:01
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Caccini Ave Maria
Replies: 4
Views: 8065

Does anyone know from which source this piece is? I was not aware that Caccini wrote sacred music. Can it be that this is a text underlay under some other secular piece, maybe even with major editorial changes like removing the written out diminuitions, which are very valuable for singers learning h...
by Cdalitz
11 Jan 2008 10:01
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Morales Venite exultemus
Replies: 3
Views: 5785

Have you checked

http://www.upv.es/coro/victoria/

? This site should contain almost all works by Victoria, Guerrero and Morales.
by Cdalitz
16 Dec 2007 11:22
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Misleading copyright information?
Replies: 0
Views: 5006

Misleading copyright information?

The copyright information given on he main page that "all scores hosted on CPDL may freely be distributed and performed" seems to be somewaht misleading. At least I have incidentally come upon some pieces hosted on the CPDL server that bear very different copyright notices. For instance th...
by Cdalitz
18 Nov 2007 19:01
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: HELP ME PLEASE !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 6472

There seems to be a misunderstanding: this is the Choral Public Domain Library, which essetnially means that you can find here only music written by composers that are more than 70 years dead. If "Il Divo" is a contemporary pop music group, the only way to obtain sheet music of their arran...
by Cdalitz
22 Oct 2007 18:16
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: HELP ME PLEASE !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 6472

What is "Il Divo"? Sounds like the title of a Handel opera. Please let us know the composer of this piece and when it was published. Maybe someone can figure out a library that holds an extant copy.
by Cdalitz
22 Oct 2007 12:46
Forum: Information for users
Topic: IMSLP in trouble - who's next?
Replies: 7
Views: 20902

I do not know in which EU country a "graphical copyright" exists, but AFAIK there is no such thing in Germany. The 25 years period however exists in Germany, but for posthumous published works and for "scientific critical editions", i.e. editions using more than one primary sourc...
by Cdalitz
27 Apr 2007 07:12
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Arnold von Bruck
Replies: 2
Views: 5804

I bet that most pieces by Arnold von Bruck have also been published in the "Denkmäler der Tonkunst" Editions, which are in almost every music library. The editions are faithful to the original sources and have appeared in the first half of the 20th century, so that they are now in the publ...