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Canzonette e Scherzi Musicali

Hi, Were the notices ones added to offprints after the original publication? Or, were they part of the original volume 10? My local university library has a copy of the UE reissue, so I can check these myself if need be. The problem that can rise, of course, is with regard to the USA status. Given our history with everyone's favorite Viennese music publisher, I really would like to have all i's dotted and t's crossed.... Carolus 05:40, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

©Copyright by Universal Edition A.G., Wien

Hmmm... year?? must be perpetual copyright!
Another page gave ISBN/ISMN/UPC numbers and

Printed in the EU
DT 5 / 2007

--Homerdundas 16:27, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, As I suspected. I'll be visiting the library tomorrow. It's on my list. Carolus 06:40, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Malipiero's afterword. (also Prefaces, critical notes, etc.)

I think this will have to go, as there's considerable question about it falling within the "urtext" rubric - at least as far as Canada's bizarre version of "rule of the shorter term" is concerned. Writings of this nature are arguably the only element of original creative authorship on the editor's part. Carolus 05:57, 2 March 2010 (UTC)



The superscript in the lower line of text in the publisher field creates a very odd spacing in my browser (Safari) - does it look odd in yours? Carolus 03:15, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Looks OK on firefox... but probably more fancy than req'd - I have removed it. --Homerdundas 03:52, 27 May 2010 (UTC)


Are WWV 91 :) - no point in superfluous entries. Cheers-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 02:50, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

was on autopilot :-) mmmmmmmuuuust update parts pages, mmmmmmmuuuust update...
--Homerdundas 03:14, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


Excellent!-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 02:05, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

And now the page is nice and pretty :). UE's history was just a translation of Leduc's subheading, BTW-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 02:23, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

La Dori (Cesti, Antonio)

Hi, I think you accidentally uploaded the wrong file for the Appendix - it was a duplicate of the file of excerpts from Disgrazie Amore. Thanks, KGill talk email 23:48, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

FIXED!!!--Homerdundas 03:25, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Reduced instrumentation of Cianchettini et Sperati print of Haydn's 70th

The thing is that publishers back then cut all sorts of corners, both in regards to time and money. The business model essentially encouraged the publication of Sinfonie a 8; anything requiring more than eight distinct parts was, as Carse says in his book on 18th Century Symphonies, like trying to get blood from a stone. In the case of Joseph Haydn's 70th, to include the flute was pushing the envelope. So much for trumpets and timpani. The bassoons presented no problem as long as the composer did not make them too independent (as is the case even with some early Symphonies by Michael Haydn): they play the same as the cellos except when oboes are silent, they sit it out, too.

I get the feeling that #31746 is a scan of the HCRL score I got from the Detroit Public Library. I would like you to do something for me: can you look in the finale at mm. 119 - 133 and let me know if the cellos are playing what's shown in #71215 or if the staff is blank (aside from the basses' pedal point A)? Alonso del Arte 23:19, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your explanation! The HCRL edition bass staff has only the A from 120 through 134. However #71215 does match the bassoon line from this edition. The Cianchettini edition has both of these lines on it's single bass staff. The upper, is marked 'Violone', the lower 'basso'.--Homerdundas 01:34, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
I checked the HCRL score out again from the library. At measure 120, there is the half note A just below middle C, presumably for the cellos, but no half rest or any kind of rest for the next dozen measures or so, whereas the double basses have those tied whole note As. I'm going to have to re-examine all my bass instrument parts. Alonso del Arte 21:40, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Purcell Odes

Hi Homer,

just to let you know, Purcell wrote a great many odes, often for the same occasion, year after year, so there are about four odes to Saint Cecilia (two in 1683, then another circa 1685, and 1692); Purcell wrote no less than six odes for Queen Mary's birthday from 1689 through to 1694 inclusive. I might move the page to include the Zimmermann catalogue number (; would you have any grave objection about a rather longer title page:

Z328, Hail, bright Cecilia! Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 1692 (Purcell, Henry)

I myself have done a complete typeset of one of the Birthday Odes for Queen Mary (Z323, Come ye sons of Art, away; 1694). Regards, Philip Legge @ © talk 07:04, 25 April 2009 (EDT)

Hi Philip, No... I don't have any objection, although the title should be reorganized to:

Hail, bright Cecilia! Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 1692, Z328 (Purcell, Henry)

I had no idea these had catalogue numbers - I guess we should also incorporate a list of works onto Purcell's page. I'll check to see if more of Purcell's St. Cecilia works are available. Of course we might also consult our resident St. Celilia (Aldona, born St. Cecilia's day apparently!) Homer.


Category:Oboe orchestral parts
Very nice. I eat my words if this works. Drop Generoso a line if you make one for cello, and the same with ras1 and romanov for violins and winds.-- Snailey Yell at me Email me 11:55, 22 February 2009 (EST) (end)

We should probably nix this at this point.-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 02:16, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
...a long lost project... Nix away! --Homerdundas 02:21, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Yay! done-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 02:27, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Fantasia Militare

Hi. I noticed that you recently uploaded Fantasia Militare, by Ponchielli. This is a typeset by Henry Howey. Do you have permission to upload his typeset on to IMSLP? Thanks, BKhon 22:58, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes... I have exchanged email with him. Do you want a permanent record of that somewhere? --Homerdundas 23:26, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

@BKhon: Next time, check the other Ponchielli pages and behold what you have found...-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 23:40, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
@Perlnerd: Fair enough, but what if he wanted every single other thing on their with the exception of this one? Just a lame excuse for being lazy, but you never know. Better to air on the side of safeness. @Homerdundas: No need :). Thanks, BKhon 23:53, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Just my opinion, but I'd say that that's pretty unlikely, since I gather that Howey agreed to let Homerdundas upload all of his typesets from that site, not specific ones... KGill talk email 23:56, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
I was partially kidding, you know... BKhon 00:01, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Nice...I suppose, then, that your "lame excuse" holds...
@Homerdundas: Monday's Featured Score is just for you ;)-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 00:56, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


ah. I see, looking through the Barbier page history, that it was I who added the inaccurate instrument list incl. the basstuba- either misreading or just going too much by that overture which was the only other direct evidence I had, even though it was edited by Mottl. Didn't note the proviso 'in the D major overture (i.e. only), a basstuba' (in the concert-overture version prepared by Mottl...) in the operone link. Thanks! Eric 13:34, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


Fantastic!!!-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 03:08, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Glad you like! It's been a while in coming - over 1000 pages to straighten and sort out. It's a bit more complex to gather all the info for librettists, translators etc. 98 scores total. Unfortunately don't have all 5 volumes and there are a couple of missing pages :-( . Am away for a few days now, will finish uploads Monday.--Homerdundas 03:15, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Great. Thanks-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 03:17, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

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