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by CHGiffen
22 Oct 2014 01:01
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: new cpdl logo design?
Replies: 22
Views: 31189

Re: new cpdl logo design?

Hi Susan, The latest logo looks best so far. I do think that now the staff height is a little too small and the staff lines perhaps a little too fine. Maybe a 50% increase would improve things. I'm not sure about he placement of "CPDL" on the staff, though. I think I would opt for it being...
by CHGiffen
21 Oct 2014 23:47
Forum: Contemporary composers
Topic: RIP Stephen Paulus
Replies: 2
Views: 9029

Re: RIP Stephen Paulus

Stephen Paulus was a great composer of choral music. He will be sorely missed. Thanks for posting, Vaarky. I've passed the word to my acquaintances and to MusicaSacra.
by CHGiffen
21 Oct 2014 16:04
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: new cpdl logo design?
Replies: 22
Views: 31189

Re: new cpdl logo design?

Some history: CPDL was launched in late 1998, about two years before Wikipedia was born (Jan. 15, 2001). I don't know when the CPDL logo, designed by founder, Raf Ornes, became part of the site, but it was certainly on the website long before the (non-wiki) site was ported to the current ChoralWiki ...
by CHGiffen
14 Oct 2014 22:07
Forum: New members meeting place
Topic: greetings, and a question
Replies: 17
Views: 33509

Re: greetings, and a question

Hi Susan, The only edition of the Litaniae by Mozart is one by Michael Gibson (with keyboard reduction of the orchestral score). It's a good edition, though. If you want the full orchestral score, then you'll find it scanned at IMSLP. There are plenty of things you could do for us at the ChoralWiki,...
by CHGiffen
09 Oct 2014 04:17
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Proper notation of rests
Replies: 5
Views: 15039

Re: Proper notation of rests

Glad to be of help, Maggie. Keep up the good work!!
by CHGiffen
07 Oct 2014 15:27
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Proper notation of rests
Replies: 5
Views: 15039

Re: Proper notation of rests

Maggie, your succinct analysis is essentially correct. Here is a summary (using sort of LilyPond-ish notation) to summarize the relevant pages of Behind Bars on notating rests. I hope this helps. Rests must be notated to indicate clearly the divisions of the bar. 1. Rests of one or more beats may on...
by CHGiffen
07 Oct 2014 05:30
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Proper notation of rests
Replies: 5
Views: 15039

Re: Proper notation of rests

Hi Maggie,

I don't have time now to give a complete answer but will try tomorrow. The definitive treatment, however, is found in Elaine Gould's Behind Bars, pp 160-164. This is the music notator's bible. I'll try to summarize it for you tomorrow.
by CHGiffen
21 Sep 2014 15:50
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Opus or opus
Replies: 2
Views: 7987

Re: Opus or opus

I don't think we should over-think this. The BSM Style Guide of the Northwestern School of Music is quite explicit: 15.1 Generic titles, such as symphony, concerto, and sonata, are in roman type and are capitalized. They are not put in boldface, italicized, or placed within quotation marks. Toccata ...
by CHGiffen
05 Sep 2014 22:58
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 19029

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

Roughly 8 years ago or so, I advocated for putting tune names of hymns (that actually have a tune name) in square brackets, although not with all caps at the time. It fell on deaf ears with a couple of people active at CPDL who had their own opinions on hymns, hymn tunes & hymn setting, then (bu...
by CHGiffen
04 Sep 2014 02:26
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 19029

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

Edit: Oops, earlier I mistakenly put a semicolon after "sc" when it should have been a (template) pipe "|" ... I've fixed that now. Hi Richard, Don't move the page, just insert {{DISPLAYTITLE:{{sc|Milton}} (William Billings)}} at the beginning of the page (actually it can be ins...
by CHGiffen
30 Aug 2014 00:33
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 19029

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

To get formatting of a page name, one uses the "Magic Word" DISPLAYTITLE. For example, {{DISPLAYTITLE:Come down, O Love divine [{{sc|Down Ampney}}] (Ralph Vaughan Williams)}} would make a page title read: Come down, O Love divine [D OWN A MPNEY ] (Ralph Vaughan Williams) I prefer the above...
by CHGiffen
29 Aug 2014 20:12
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 19029

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

Well, well, what do you know!! ChoralWiki already has a small caps template {{sc}}, so that, for example,

{{sc|Down Ampney}} produces: DOWN AMPNEY ... as desired.
by CHGiffen
29 Aug 2014 13:51
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 19029

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

I would like to see Caps&Smallcaps for tune names, too, but my preference for square brackets for the tune name is that it denotes something uniquely extra, as parentheses in titles really are supposed to enclose only the composer/arranger. Unfortunately, html and wiki markup, unlike Don Knuth's...
by CHGiffen
28 Aug 2014 05:04
Forum: Contemporary composers
Topic: Recent Modern music postings at ChoralWiki
Replies: 2
Views: 8691

Recent Modern music postings at ChoralWiki

I've created a page ChoralWiki:Newly available modern music scores at the ChoralWiki which provides a listing of all new Modern music scores at CPDL posted in the past 90 days. It makes use of Template:New score pages in a simple manner. You might wish to use this template on your own User page (or ...
by CHGiffen
25 Aug 2014 22:19
Forum: CPDL Support, Questions, and Feedback
Topic: Titles of Early American Compositions
Replies: 17
Views: 19029

Re: Titles of Early American Compositions

I had advocated putting the tune in square brackets in the title, for example: Let thy Blood in mercy poured [Rasmus] (Charles H. Giffen) ... but this wasn't a popular idea several years ago.

Maybe views now are different and it is time for a change?