Dear Duarteleo, Thanks for adding to the Sibley collection. A couple of things to keep in mind when creating new pages here: 1. Use the name of the complete work or opus, as in Hofmann's 4 Stücke, Op.81, instead of having separate pages for each of the 4 items within the opus. 2. Unless there is a compelling reason to do so, it is quite unnecessary to include instrumentation as part of the title. We now have a catgory walker working which enables users to find all pieces for oboe and piano, for example. Also, you cannot add works of composers (or arrangers, translators, librettists) who died after 1960, as they are still under copyright in Canada, where our main server is located. Thanks, Carolus 17:55, 27 May 2010 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)
I am interested in a piece of information you provided in the discussion pages for the Walmisley Sonatinas:
In fact, the pieces were written for oboist Alfred Pollock [...] Pollock even performed one of them, though it is unclear which, on the cor anglais.
I wondered if you knew how this would have worked: the top note of the oboe part is Eb in Sonatina I, D in II, so each is too high for cor anglais to play at sounding pitch. Do you suppose Pollock played the oboe part on cor as written (ie, sounding a fourth lower) and his accompanist used a transposed keyboard part?
Do you remember the source of this information? I'd be interested to see what else is said about these performances.
Ignoto 16:31, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
I have been trying to relocate where I came across this information but have unfortunately been unsuccessful. There used to be a very good website with information about the Walmisley family but I haven't been able to find it again, so sorry. I do remember that there wasn't much more information about the performance though. As you rightly point out, it is unfeasible to play the cor anglais at sounding pitch so I suspect that the piano was transposed (possibly by Walmisley himself, who, as a gifted organist would most likley have been able to do this as second nature). I am sorry not to be of more help. I will keep searching however and if I find any more information I will post it here.
All the best,
Duarteleo 15:11, 8 December 2010 (GMT)
Many thanks for your answer. The Walmisley family website seems to be just walmisley.com but it doesn't mention these pieces so perhaps it was another site you saw before. If you come across anything else, it would be great to hear about it.
Ignoto 16:23, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
I wonder if you ever came across further information on the Walmisley Sonatinas and their performance on the cor anglais?
Ignoto 09:30, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
First of all I'm ever so sorry for my extremely delyaed response. I'm afraid that I have not been able to discover anything more about this. The website where I originally found the information seems to have been deleted. English oboe repertoire is one of my especial interests but unfortunately, at present, I do not have the time to research this particular question properly... If you wish to pursue this further I would suggest that you contact someone at the Cambridge University Faculty of Music (http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/contact/). I should hope that someone here may have access to records of concert programmes and the like which may hold further clues.
Once again, my apologies for the late reply and my unability to help further at present. If you do learn anything then I would be extremely excited and grateful if you were to let me know.
All the very best,
Duarteleo 21:25, 3 March 2011 (GMT)
Dear Duarteleo: If I understood you correctly, I was to make all the titles consistent. Have a look now and see if this is correct: http://imslp.org/index.php?title=Category:Handel,_George_Frideric&from=Ode+for+st.+cecilia%27s+day%2C+hwv+0076+%28handel%2C+george+frideric%29 Steltz 18:15, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Thats perfect! Cheers!