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by DrewE
26 Mar 2009 02:57
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Holy Manna and Wayfaring Stranger
Replies: 11
Views: 6668

Re: Holy Manna and Wayfaring Stranger

"Holy Manna" is indeed an American hymn tune, ascribed to Wiklliam Moore in the mid-19th century book Columbian Harmony . The words by George Atkins ("Brethren, we have met to worship...") are the most commonly sung with it, and presumably gave the tune its name. See http://www.c...
by DrewE
13 Mar 2009 00:11
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing minor scales.
Replies: 5
Views: 5971

Re: Singing minor scales.

Starting a minor scale with "Do" rather than "La" makes the "Do" syllable always be the tonic of the key. "Di", "Ri", etc. are not so much used solely when ascending, but rather are used when the corresponding scale degree is raised a semitone (which...
by DrewE
09 Mar 2009 19:47
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing minor scales.
Replies: 5
Views: 5971

Re: Singing minor scales.

Regarding the solfeggio questions (as opposed to minor scales in general, which Chuck has explained very nicely), me, le, and te are used instead of ri, si, and li because of the notes function in the scale. That is, the me takes the place of the mi in the major scale, being the third note in the sc...
by DrewE
02 Feb 2009 17:38
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: CPDL Copyright notice
Replies: 15
Views: 15215

Re: CPDL Copyright notice

Disclaimer: I'm neither a lawyer nor a copyright expert. I'd be curious to see what other people think; these requirements have seemed very questionable to me for many of the works licensed (or otherwise) under the CPDL. The music itself is, of course, in the public domain (at least in the USA), and...
by DrewE
16 Jan 2009 17:43
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Problem with Abel di Marco's scores
Replies: 4
Views: 6027

Re: Problem with Abel di Marco's scores

I was able to download the finale .MUS file for Adeste Fideles and open it in PrintMusic, although it took some spelunking into the source of the page to determine the URL/filename of the score itself. The java-based viewer thingy didn't work, however; I don't know if that's just my browser, or if i...
by DrewE
16 Dec 2008 14:31
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Paper thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 3954

Re: Paper thickness

Is duplexing a $3.95 word for double sided? :) Yes, it is a slightly sesquipedalian word for printing on both sides of the paper. A printing press that prints on both sides of the paper in a single pass is called a "perfecting press," so I suspect duplexing may more specifically refers to...
by DrewE
15 Dec 2008 22:21
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Paper thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 3954

Re: Paper thickness

I tend to use whatever is in my laser printer, which usually means generic cheap photocopier paper. For most reasonably short pieces, I don't attempt duplexing, as duplexing is a manual process on my printer. It also gives a little more flexibility in putting the page turns at convenient places, whi...
by DrewE
09 Dec 2008 18:19
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Copyright Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: Copyright Question

These sorts of issues vary markedly from country to country, which doesn't make things any easier for us. As I understand it, in the United States, merely publishing a copy of a work in the public domain doesn't produce any copyright protection. Only creative works, not mechanical transcriptions and...
by DrewE
08 Dec 2008 03:20
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Pieces I'm entranced by at the moment...
Replies: 41
Views: 19285

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

On a seasonal note, Gustav Holst's fantasy Christmas Day is a nifty piece, and includes among some others two fine old carols that are not sung quite so much anymore, presumably because they are deemed sexist and hence politically incorrect ( Good Christian Men, Rejoice and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentle...
by DrewE
22 Nov 2008 20:01
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Octave Tenor Clef
Replies: 13
Views: 17148

Re: Octave Tenor Clef

At the risk of exposing my ignorance (which is broad), I'll attempt to answer the original query. My understanding is that a tenor part written using the G clef is always intended to be sung an octave lower than notated, regardless of the presence or absence of a numeral 8 dangling from the clef. I'...
by DrewE
04 Nov 2008 00:38
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: "Last updated" information for statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 3306

Re: "Last updated" information for statistics

That looks a lot better to me. Thanks.
by DrewE
01 Nov 2008 18:56
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: "Last updated" information for statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 3306

"Last updated" information for statistics

The date for "last updated" for the statistics looks kind of strange. [[Template:CPDL statistics|(''Updated {{LOCALYEAR}} {{LOCALMONTHNAME}} {{LOCALDAY}}, {{LOCALTIME}}'')]] Updated 2008 November 1, 12:34 Oughtn't it follow a more usual convention, say 1 November 2008, 12:34? I realize tha...
by DrewE
24 Oct 2008 03:41
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: I will sing forever
Replies: 4
Views: 5251

Re: I will sing forever

The song is (according to CD liner notes) composed by their conductor, Robert Prizeman, and controlled by EMI Music Publishing. I'm not sure scores are available; certainly, they aren't for most of the Libera songs/arrangements, but "Sing For Ever" may be an exception since they list EMI M...

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