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by pml
06 Jun 2011 01:05
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Purcell, King Arthur from ISMLP
Replies: 15
Views: 26465

Re: Purcell, King Arthur from ISMLP

Performance material derived from the public domain source (viz, the 19th century edition by Taylor) would be most welcome. The current situation with respect to King Arthur is that one well-known worldwide publisher claims a partial royalty in the form of grand performance rights for the work, on t...
by pml
05 Jun 2011 02:23
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Plaudits from Melbourne: iPhones+CPDL·org to the rescue!
Replies: 5
Views: 27164

Plaudits from Melbourne: iPhones+CPDL·org to the rescue!

A wonderful story from one of the Melbourne choirs it has been my privilege to sing with in the past: yesterday Ensemble Gombert were the choir at a lavish nuptial mass at Xavier College Chapel, one of the most splendidly situated churches in the entire city, and a frequently-used venue for concerts...
by pml
31 Mar 2011 10:51
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL
Replies: 10
Views: 11006

Re: "All Rights Reserved" edition hosted on CPDL

Thanks Charles for providing the links to Leanne's web pages. I'll draw this thread to her attention when I next see her (she’s staying with me over the upcoming holy week) to clarify exactly what is intended. I think without trying to second guess Leanne, all of her pieces allow reasonable re-use p...
by pml
31 Mar 2011 10:41
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Tracking Favorites or Ratings
Replies: 21
Views: 21492

Re: Tracking Favorites or Ratings

In other words, about as useful as a chocolate teapot... Want to hear the funniest (oddest) piece of feedback? I got an e-mail telling me the first phrase of Mozart’s Mass in C minor which I’d edited was wrong, as after several notes there should be a D sharp. Explanation: the guy couldn't read the ...
by pml
21 Nov 2010 09:19
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Inquiry regarding a Renaissance choral work
Replies: 10
Views: 12675

Re: Inquiry regarding a Renaissance choral work

Molto vibrato e rubato, I should think, back then... PML
by pml
21 Oct 2010 01:01
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47210

Re: Singing and Intonation

Dear Chris, As you point out, alternate temperaments on the lute have inherent weaknesses, such as disparities for notes on the same fret that would be better raised as opposed to lowered from equal temperament, and so if one chooses the sharper or flatter variant it applies across every course of t...
by pml
19 Oct 2010 23:42
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47210

Re: Singing and Intonation

Hi Chris, Another corollary would be that this music can hardly be accompanied with instruments like the lute (Gesualdo's instrument was the lute, AFAIK), on which equal temperament was common. Fretted instruments like the lute and viol were not necessarily tied to equal temperament, because the fre...
by pml
19 Oct 2010 22:55
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Score incipit
Replies: 3
Views: 8344

Re: Score incipit

Anaigeon, I think what you mean is “preparatory staves”, which in addition to clefs, flats and mensuration symbols often also show the first few notes (and preceding rests, if relevant) in their original durations. While you can call these incipits, that term is more usually taken to mean the first ...
by pml
19 Oct 2010 06:08
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Singing and Intonation
Replies: 20
Views: 47210

Re: Singing and Intonation

First, except for unusually well-trained choral ensembles (like the elite group to which your refer, we assume), this experience indicates strongly that most choirs drift flat not because of comma drift, but because they have poorly trained ears. An aside: I don’t think you meant to give us two “fi...
by pml
19 Oct 2010 04:48
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: David Fraser's edition of Byrd's Cibavit Eos
Replies: 3
Views: 7629

Re: David Fraser's edition of Byrd's Cibavit Eos

Hello Simon, Earlier this year (presumably prior to the ill news mentioned under “Current plans”) David mentioned he was keen to contribute a set of Sibelius files that could be used for the purpose of transposition to desired performing pitches: Hello everyone - sorry for the long lay-off from work...
by pml
29 Jul 2010 05:22
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Roman passion chant
Replies: 6
Views: 9910

Re: Roman passion chant

At worst you could use the modern version of the chant in the Officium Majoris Hebdomadae (Ratisbonae, 1923), which might have some similarity to Guidetti's publication since fairly similar formulas for the recitation tones appear in other Renaissance passion settings, e.g. Lassus. The Officium is a...
by pml
29 May 2010 13:09
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: The Pitch of Tudor Church Music
Replies: 16
Views: 46425

Re: The Pitch of Tudor Church Music

I'd like to inject one idea, which is that transposition for the sake of transposition can be annoying - the way a piece reads on the page (especially for pieces which aren't really in the major/minor key system, and are modal) can be distorted by the process, especially if the separate parts are in...
by pml
16 Apr 2010 00:09
Forum: Musical activities
Topic: XIII International Workshop "Évora Cathedral Music School"
Replies: 4
Views: 7541

Re: XIII International Worksop "Évora Cathedral Music School"

Paul van Nevel, director of the Huelgas Ensemble, surely?

Looks like a fun workshop ;-)
by pml
08 Apr 2010 01:40
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: massive works - recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 15936

Re: massive works - recommendations

Ha! I sang the Górecki Miserere in my most recent concert a couple of weeks back - and we made do with 28 voices. It would be interminably painful to do with non-sight-reading people - 30 minutes of nearly unrelieved A minor. The XL piece by Pitts was down on the menu for the concert that included S...
by pml
29 Mar 2010 02:31
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: massive works - recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 15936

Re: massive works - recommendations

The OP perhaps should have mentioned the choir he's thinking of is largely amateur, and while it has in the past tackled things like Spem the performance in that case wasn't convincing, and was assisted by having instrumental doublings (strings for choirs I to IV, brass for choirs V to VIII). Large ...