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by Jonathang
22 May 2021 10:43
Forum: Other topics
Topic: A new category "odes to music"?
Replies: 5
Views: 7856

The new category "Music about music"?

I am pleased to say that the category "Music about music" has been created and already has 40 works including masterpieces such as Schubert's "An die Musik", Purcell's "Music for a while" and Lassus' "Musica Dei donum optimi". There are plenty more waiting to ...
by Jonathang
08 Mar 2021 17:38
Forum: Other topics
Topic: A new category "odes to music"?
Replies: 5
Views: 7856

A new category "odes to music"?

Is it worth having a new category for works which extol the virtues of music? Examples may be found in the compositions of Schubert, Purcell, Tomkins, Bateson, Handel and Lassus to name only the best known composers.

Jonathan
by Jonathang
13 Nov 2010 08:11
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Categorisation by sex
Replies: 2
Views: 10629

Re: Categorisation by sex

I agree that it is often difficult to know whether, for instance, a soprano or alto part in a choral work was intended to be sung by male or female voices, so that this categorisation should be used with caution. That said, there are cases where the intention is clear and since choral works from the...
by Jonathang
07 Nov 2010 23:36
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Categorisation by sex
Replies: 2
Views: 10629

Categorisation by sex

Can I suggest creating categories for choral works which were clearly intended to be sung originally either by male or by female voices? The latter category seems quite rare - an obvious example is "Nous voyons que les hommes" by Arcadelt. Less obviously there is "Al subir para el emp...