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by cjshawcj
21 May 2012 12:36
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Basic instinct
Replies: 1
Views: 11037

Basic instinct

I have been browsing through a copious compilation of Italian motets (305 items),** wondering what next to edit. I have considered pieces by Gregorio Zucchini, Giovanni Battista Gnocchi and Andrea Saladdi. Will I feel as keen about these composers when I have had my overdue luncheon? ** Promptuarii ...
by cjshawcj
29 Apr 2012 10:26
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Advice about a key signature ?
Replies: 2
Views: 11619

Re: Advice about a key signature ?

Wotcher, Some modes (e.g. Dorian) are easier to fudge than others: the Phrygian mode under discussion is fairly intractable. I myself would use the C minor key signature, to keep the notation comparatively uncluttered: if you are disseminating the piece as parts, rather than a score, the disconnect ...
by cjshawcj
26 Feb 2012 14:38
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Lyricists known only unto God
Replies: 10
Views: 13246

Re: Lyricists known only unto God

Unless they are Wagner, that is... or Tippett (perhaps they are the ones who should have been more diffident). DF :) :) How very unlike Churchill's observation on Clem Attlee: "a modest man, with much to be modest about" Louis Antoine "The Great" Jullien once expressed the inten...
by cjshawcj
24 Feb 2012 19:09
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Lyricists known only unto God
Replies: 10
Views: 13246

Re: Lyricists known only unto God

Thank you Chuck, for your third post above, which encapsulates my aim and attitude more coherently and concisely than I could myself. I am not proposing a bin-end classification in which to dump all lyrics that do not respond to googling; rather, to identify specific pieces where it might be helpful...
by cjshawcj
19 Feb 2012 18:44
Forum: Operation and Implementation issues
Topic: Lyricists known only unto God
Replies: 10
Views: 13246

Lyricists known only unto God

I have recently been posting "Anon, probably the composer" in the lyricist line on the add work form. The purpose of this is to indicate that the composer is most probably the provider of his own words. The singer-songwriter is not a concept invented by Bob Zimmerframe. I have used this ph...
by cjshawcj
06 Feb 2012 10:01
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: High School general choir
Replies: 13
Views: 24424

Re: High School general choir

...an English naive speaker to change the translation to a more poetic/musical version. That would be great! Bish, bash, bosh. Sorted. (But I leave it here rather than on the lyrics page): FRENCH Le content est riche en ce monde et bien heureux en ce temps ci. A cœur joyeux liberté monde vivre chez...
by cjshawcj
30 Jan 2012 00:07
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Basso Continuo: to realize or not to realize?
Replies: 3
Views: 15311

Re: Basso Continuo: to realize or not to realize?

Still, CPDL is about making music available to performers and I would wager that a great many performing groups who want to play this music don't have access to a keyboard player/lutenist who can play from an unrealized bass......Do any other CPDL contributors have opinions on the subject? David Mi...
by cjshawcj
29 Jan 2012 23:39
Forum: Music Requests and Questions
Topic: Allegri Miserere - ID old recording with C#
Replies: 1
Views: 5120

Re: Allegri Miserere - ID old recording with C#

Partly answered in another place. For the sheet music (if this is indeed the version you require) you will have to google availibilty. IIRC the edition was prepared by Hugh Keyte.
by cjshawcj
29 Jan 2012 23:32
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Allegri Miserere ornamentation
Replies: 7
Views: 20807

Re: Allegri Miserere ornamentation

You are thinking perchance of the Keyte-edited Taverner Choir version which presents each verse with a slightly different version (basically, in chronological order) of the transmitted text. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnPmv9cBwtU [later edit] I stand by the Taverner Choir, but that link isn't ri...
by cjshawcj
23 Nov 2011 23:23
Forum: Musical activities
Topic: Happy St. Cecilia Day Nov 22
Replies: 7
Views: 8352

Re: Happy St. Cecilia Day Nov 22

I spent the 22nd engraving my edition of Benjamin Cooke's "Epitaph on the tombstone of Thomas Tallis at Greenwich who died November 23 1585". I can't post it until 26th or thereabouts. Terrible timing. :roll:
by cjshawcj
13 Nov 2011 21:16
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: Hodie Christus natus est (Palestrina)
Replies: 7
Views: 17547

Re: Hodie Christus natus est (Palestrina)

It seems to me that the metrical signs in this edition are complete nonsense....so I guess these symbols are inventions by the editor. I am as happy as the next man to indulge in wilful obscurantism, but I cannot find it within me to rubbish Mr Marble's edition on the grounds of anachronistic conte...
by cjshawcj
13 Feb 2011 00:12
Forum: Musical questions
Topic: The Pitch of Tudor Church Music
Replies: 16
Views: 49094

Re: The Pitch of Tudor Church Music

I have recently been reading transcriptions of some of the documents produced by Greene, Boyce and others that eventually became the collection known as Boyce's Cathedral Music. Admittedly these deal with 17th more than 16th century composers, but they tend to suggest a further degree of ambiguity o...