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by Cdalitz
27 Jun 2011 13:00
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: 3-part sacred anthems
Replies: 6
Views: 14746

Re: 3-part sacred anthems

If two part music is also ok, you can try some of my bicinia (for the English metrical psalm texts, see , e.g. the Canadian "Book of Praise" http://www.bookofpraise.ca/ ): http://music.dalitio.de/choir/dalitz/psalter-bicinia/ There are many three part settings on my website (see "Vocal", "Index by v...
by Cdalitz
16 Apr 2011 19:03
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: What is the function of a choral anthem in worship services?
Replies: 2
Views: 5824

Re: What is the function of a choral anthem in worship servi

The congregation I work for is about to do a review of everything we do in our worship services. This is strange. Is your congregation not part of a larger church which has experts in liturgy? the answer "because we've always done it that way" is simply not going to cut it. Actually, a centuries ol...
by Cdalitz
03 Apr 2011 13:05
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Tracking Favorites or Ratings
Replies: 21
Views: 14696

Re: Tracking Favorites or Ratings

I've started a first draft at http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Help:Score_layout_tips -- please provide suggestions especially for additional items! While readable score layouts might be of concern to some, I consider it more important to improve the quality of the score contents . I would theref...
by Cdalitz
26 Mar 2011 12:52
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL
Replies: 10
Views: 7590

Re: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL

Given the main goals of CPDL as stated on ChoralWiki (see http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Help:What%27s_it_all_about%3F ), I think that any type of license that allows to freely download a score for personal use is compatible with the CPDL goals. No! This quote makes it clear that all editions h...
by Cdalitz
24 Mar 2011 13:11
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL
Replies: 10
Views: 7590

Re: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL

We should definitely ask her before changing the tag. Ok, I have just sent her an email to ask. I could not find an existing category or tag for CC-BY-NC-SA or other CC flavors of license. There are other flavours like CC-BY-SA or even CC-BY-NC-ND, and there is even a template to refer thereto {{Co...
by Cdalitz
22 Mar 2011 18:07
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL
Replies: 10
Views: 7590

Re: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL

While not attempting to speak for the composer, I do point out here relevant links: why-free page. download-music page. Oh, thanks for looking this up, I had not seen these notices. It might be a good idea to synchronize the copyright notices (CPDL already has a tag for CC-BY-NC-SA, I think). As I ...
by Cdalitz
22 Mar 2011 07:46
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL
Replies: 10
Views: 7590

"All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL

Dear CPDL admins, just noticed that the editions by L.D. Veitch, which are hosted on CPDL, bear the notice "All Rights Reserved". This means that these editions may neither be freely copied nor may they freely be used for public performances. Here is an example (see the notice at the bottom of the f...
by Cdalitz
02 Mar 2011 10:54
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Choice of Clefs and Keys
Replies: 12
Views: 16534

Re: Choice of Clefs and Keys

I'm always surprised to hear that unusual clefs are a problem for some singers ; aren't the intervals the same, whatever the clef ? The problem, of course, is different for instrument players who have to deal with fingerings. When the piece is indeed sung a capella, I fully agree with anaigeon that...
by Cdalitz
02 Mar 2011 10:23
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Copyright status
Replies: 5
Views: 5003

Re: Copyright status

According to http://www.steering.org/162/st16242.pdf , the poem "The Christian's Good Night" is by Sarah Doudney, who died in 1926. According to your searches, the folks at CyberHymnal have found out that it was published during her lifetime, so the text is in the public domain in almost all countri...
by Cdalitz
19 Nov 2010 11:45
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Just Intonation
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

Re: Just Intonation

Apparently, the audio samples require Quicktime, which is only available for MacOS X and Windows.
On Linux, you should be able to play the examples with mplayer, which is said to support the Quicktime format.
by Cdalitz
18 Nov 2010 07:10
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Just Intonation
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

Just Intonation

Dear all, as the thread on "Singing and Intonation" has somewhat drifted into a specialist discussion, I have started a new topic to bring attention to an excellent introduction to intonation for nonspecialists by Ross W. Duffin: http://mto.societymusictheory.org/issues/mto.06.12.3/mto.06.12.3.duffi...
by Cdalitz
20 Oct 2010 06:15
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 35465

Re: Singing and Intonation

Dear Philip, thanks for your informed comment! Fretted instruments like the lute and viol were not necessarily tied to equal temperament Right. Even though Galilei (a leading figure from the Florentine Camerata) advocated equal temperament on the lute, some modern lutanists achieve excellent results...
by Cdalitz
19 Oct 2010 12:14
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 35465

Re: Singing and Intonation

the exception of a few experimental pieces by figures such as Gesualdo, Lassus, Byrd, etc aside Concerning "chromatic" music, I have always believed that the term "chromatics" itself referred to the colorful effect of alternating minor semitones (e.g. F to F#) and major semitones (e.g. F# to G) in ...
by Cdalitz
27 Sep 2010 13:29
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Create a new site for living composers
Replies: 12
Views: 9783

Re: Create a new site for living composers

My problem is with a growing number of works from composers whose work is either amateurish or stylistically representative of popular music from the last 40 years. For example, when I run a multi-category search for sacred music in the English language(limiting results to 2,000), 57 of those resul...
by Cdalitz
27 Sep 2010 10:33
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Create a new site for living composers
Replies: 12
Views: 9783

Re: Create a new site for living composers

If I understand "thebradish" right, his problem is a too high noise/content response for his queries on CPDL. Concerning this problem of information retrieval, I do not see how banning all "modern music" helps: you already can easily filter this out by category. BTW: the problem of finding music one...