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Brian Russell files

Hello! I recently discovered a fairly large stash of apparently unuploaded Brian Russell files, and I'm not entirely sure what exactly should be done with them. I've been talking with Claude T about the files over on his talk page, and we were wondering if you might have any input (I don't know if you saw his shout-out or not). ~ Wboyle (talk) 10:10, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for alerting me, Walker! Have just replied there. Regards, —Carlos (talk) 02:45, 5 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi Carlos, do you speak italian? How can I answer to you and to others people that write to my on talk page? Like you say, I'm the same nick Valla79 (I've forgotten the nick!) so you can join togheter the nick so I'll use just one. Let me know.

Grazie Fabio 10:02, 29 May 2014‎

Please delete this file

Hi Carlos,

I was contacted by the manager of a composer whose work I uploaded here. This is the URL:

Would you please delete this file. I have tried to do it myself, with no avail. I actually didn't mean to upload it. It was one of my first attempts to upload something on CPDL. My choir got a license to his work, but he obviously didn't want it to go public. The composer objected upon the upload. He wanted it to be deleted.

Thank you.

Regards, Hendra, 14:54, 13 June 2014

Done! —Carlos Email.gif 05:11, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Sortable tables

Dear Carlos,

3 questions; I hope easy ones! 1) I started making a table at Souterliedekens and am puzzled by the behaviour of the incipit field: it lists them in reverse numerical order on the first click, only alphabetizing on the second click. 2) Are the slashes (Psalm 140/141) in the red-linked titles a potential problem? Nested parentheses seem less elegant... 3) how are piped Ps. No.'s handled? Tia! Richard Mix (talk) 05:14, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Richard!
  1. That's strange... for me it seems to work correctly on the first click. If I click on a column for the second time, even if another column has been clicked in between, it then sorts the column in the opposite order. I guess this is standard behaviour.
  2. I would suggest avoiding the slashes in title by keeping only the Vulgata number in it. If I'm not mistaken, that's usually how other works based on the Vulgata give this information in the title. Inside the page, the conversion is already made explicit in the Text & translations section, when {{LinkText}} is used.
  3. To sort columns like this one, we have to resort to a trick: invisible texts are introduced before each visible text, and the sorting is done on the invisible texts. Template {{hs}} is used for this effect.
Regards, —Carlos Email.gif 06:13, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! 1. So strange I tried it several times over to be sure, but today it works as you describe instead. Settling time perhaps??? 2. A good idea 3. Thanks for doing it already; I'll try to remember the trick. All the best, Richard Mix (talk) 08:57, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Audi e partitura e edicao

Olá caríssimo, estou sim disposto a disponibilizar a partitura e editar uma página da música (como essa) por exemplo, mas estou tento um pouco de dificuldades com os códigos, você poderia me auxiliar nesse início. Tenho bastante experiência na edição da Wikipédia, mas resolvi me mudar para cá. Muito obrigado. Amats (talk) 11:16, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

O Cântico de Maria

Thanks! :-) - Estarei upando outras músicas do compositor ainda hoje, mas antes vou terminar as correções no artigo dele. Uma questão, aqui temos uma predef. para link com o artigo na wikipédia? ou uma "interwiki" como chamamos por lá? Se houver uma lista de predefs a serem usadas pode me passar o endereço? Grato Amats (talk) 20:35, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Olá, há uma lista de predefs em Templates. Para criar um link a um artigo da wikipédia, pode usar a sintaxe [[w:pt:Artigo|Texto que aparece]]. —Carlos Email.gif 21:19, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome

Hi Carlos. Thanks for the welcome. is a great place for posting my free scores. Hoping they will be a bit of some use for others. By the way: is there any method to read how many downloads are made on the scores? Kind regards, Pascal. 18:06, 9 August 2014

Thank you!

Hi Carlos, Thank you for your welcome note! I'm glad you enjoyed the Magnificat video :). -Susan 14:39, 20 August 2014

Musica Colonial scores


A choral director in Vermont has asked me if I can supply a translation one of the Musica Colonial scores, Nebra's "Rompan los vagos espacios" which he wants to perform. Obviously a translation is needed if it is to be performed in an Anglophone country. My Spanish isn't really up to this. These scores are often very obscure. Do you have any ideas? I realise of course that your native language is Portuguese, rather than Spanish.

Jonathan (talk) 07:41, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jonathan, I can understand Spanish quite well, but as you said, the text of this music is a bit unclear. I'll give it a try, let's see what I can apprehend of it. —Carlos Email.gif 17:30, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks Carlos! Jonathan (talk) 18:51, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Jonathan, there you have it! I did my best but some parts don't seem to make much sense even in the original. You may want to ask someone else to revise the translation. If they decide to use the translation as provided by me, please ask them to credit me. Thank you, —Carlos Email.gif 06:50, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Carlos, many thanks for your help. It looks fine to me and I will follow your request. Jonathan Jonathang (talk) 12:57, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

To Gratiana Dancing and Singing - W Denis Browne

Thanks for picking this one up Carlos. And thanks for creating the new Composer and Title pages for me. I have now uploaded new PDF and Sib7 files which correct a small misprint in the poem which appears inside the coverpage.

Thanks again. PeterH PeterHarris (talk) 11:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Yaroslav versus Yaroslavsky Chant

Hi Carlos. I noticed that you have replaced "Yaroslavsky" with "Yaroslav" while referring to a particular form of Slavonic chant. For the piece in question ("A mercy of peace...") the work is listed as: "Yaroslavsky Chant - for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great - g (618 KB)"; moreover, in the PDF score itself the source is cited as "Yaroslaskago rospiva" (Ярославскаго распыва). "Yaroslav" is a noun, while "Yaroslavsky" (while sometimes a noun) is an adjective form for "Yaroslav". It's no different than the situation with "Gregory chant" or "Gregorian chant", or "Kiev chant" or "Kievan chant" (in both cases, the second form is correct). Can you cite a reason for your change? I'm totally mystified by this! – Chucktalk Giffen 16:15, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Chuck. I'm aware of the difference in meaning between the two terms; I made extensive searches for both expressions "Yaroslav[sky] chant", and references for both are extremely hard to find on the internet. The only site using "Yaroslavsky chant" is the one from where the CPDL score comes ([1]); all the other results on Google are in fact just references to this same work ([2]). On the other side, "Yaroslav chant" is cited a couple more times on websites directly related to Russian Orthodox music ([3] [4] [5]), and in a book digitized by Google ([6]). So, mine wasn't a completely uninformed decision, even though I cannot affirm that the current form is the most correct one. Grove has no references to this kind of chant, maybe you could help to settle this issue if you happen to have books on this subject at hand. —Carlos Email.gif 17:22, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

category problem

Hi Carlos, Thank you for fixing my "category" problem. I read your reply to my post and I understand what happened and how to avoid this error in the future. -Susan 17:13, 5 November 2014

Localization of Main Page

Hi, Carlos, Many thanks for having moved Seasonal music to a separate page, I was able to generate the translation. Anyway, the two words 'Seasonal music', on top, remain in English. Moreover, unlike all wikis, top part of the left pane also remain not translated :-(( Claude (talk) 18:19, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Claude, very good! The headers ("Seasonal music") can also be tweaked to receive a translation; I'm leaving in one hour for a week-long trip; when I'm back I'll have a look at it. Regarding the left menu, from items "Main page" to "Help", they are generated by an extension introduced by Max some time ago; I'm not sure how to add translations in this case. Perhaps the extension's documentation has something related to it. Cordialement, —Carlos Email.gif 18:30, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, Claude. I haven't fixed the headers issue yet, but I have some good news for you: now the months on the Main page are translated, as you had asked me once. ;) —Carlos Email.gif 07:11, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Yesssss! Many thanks! I've also seen a template you modified today, which is called PostedOn and which exists since 2009. It is a good candidate to replace the bad-named NewWork template I delete each morning after 90 days, isn't it? Should I restore a 'PostedOn|same date as edition date' everywhere I deleted the 'NewWork' template (editions since 2006)? Claude (talk) 15:41, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I replied to you question on template talk:PostedOn (and at the forums, too!). Best, —Carlos Email.gif 19:46, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you Carlos, for your help! -Huub 18:07, 9 December 2014

merging text pages and so on

Good points both. I'll endeavour to remember to add explanations when I merge pages (which is not often).
On the other point, I think the easiest thing is for me to contact the composer direct and solicit his view.
Jamesgibb (talk) 11:42, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Haven't bothered to start a new subject.

The reason why I have uncapitalised something like A Marriage Blessing, even though it's clearly a title, is that it seems more sensible to follow the instructions for adding works to the letter, rather than to make exceptions. We could add to the instructions by saying that, if it's a title and not part of the text, then it can be capitalised. However, I think that would result in arguments from some of our more irritating contributors (and one in Texas springs immediately to mind!) arguing that it is up to them to decided what their works pages are called. I don't have a problem if they want to capitalise titles on their composer pages but I think if we leave the capitalisation decision to the contributors, we are going get a randomised mess, which will corrupt the sorting of titles on, say, the text pages. Another possible advantage of keeping it simple and consistent is that contributors will tend to pick up good habits and give less work to the editors. My impression is that, since I tidied up the Latin and English text pages a year or so back, more contributors are checking whether their text already exists and adding a {{LinkText}}.

So that's why. I agree that it will make little or no difference to how a title like A Marriage Blessing is sorted, though. Happy to change if the consensus is that titles should be left as they are.

On the second point, what does not creating a redirect link to the the pages that are linked to the original page? Does it automatically link the composer page and, say, links to things like carol books, for example?
Jamesgibb (talk) 12:01, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi James,
Thank you for taking the time to explain your thoughts. I imagined that the capitalization of song titles in English followed some general rules, more or less like those found at the Wikipedia:Manual of Style. But in fact, on CPDL's guidelines, editors are encouraged to follow the same simple rule that you are applying to titles. If we consider the arguments cited by you above, this is probably the best thing to do for the moment. Let's not complicate things unnecessarily. :)
Sorry, I'm not sure I understood your question, but will try to reply to you: if you don't keep the redirect when moving a title, pages that were linked to the old title will still point to it, even after it's deleted. You'll have to check ("what links here") and correct manually, as usual. The only advantage is that not creating a redirect will avoid you the extra step of having to delete it later.
Happy holidays and all the best. —Carlos Email.gif 16:01, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you have understood my question, at least, your answer explains this very well. But what you suggest will save at least one unnecessary delete. Thanks very much, Carlos, and have a good holiday. Just picked up my son from Heathrow, so we have the whole family together, which is good.<br. Jamesgibb (talk) 16:34, 24 December 2014 (UTC)