User talk:Dwscores


Hello Douglas. Thanks for your offer to help with the tagging, but I think we're OK, even though our team is a little behind due to the large number of WIMA submissions recently. If you could give more details in the instrumentation field of Music for Instruments (Scott, Douglas Walter), that should help us to categorize it correctly when we get to it. Thanks — P.davydov 11:53, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Haha, yeah I thought that might give some troubles.

The work is essentially a set of three Sonatas with more or less interchangeable parts, it is not necessarily one linear "work" (although it can be). You can just read it as a standard set of Sonatas and read the "quasi-concerto" bit as a nod to post-modernism.

The instruments are laid out so that everybody plays in the quartet, three play in the trio and one plays the solo.

Instrumentation is: Treble 1: Flute (Vln, Cl.) Treble 2: Violin (Ob., Fl. Cl.) Alto: Cor Anglais (A.Fl., Vln, Cl., Vla.) Bass: Cello (Fg.,Cor., Trb., B. Cl., Cb. Fl.)

Basically anything single line that can play the notes can play the parts, and those that can't can modify the notes.

I understand the dilemma this causes for tagging though, so feel free to use your discretion. You can just use the main instruments or call it "Two trebles, alto and bass". Obviously from my perspective the more instruments you see it in your power to list the better :), but bounds of reason naturally apply.

I am available tagging if you ever need someone though, so give me a holler. Dwscores 15:28, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I've done as you suggested, and tagged it as a work with open instrumentation for 2 treble, alto and bass instruments. Hope that's OK — P.davydov 15:42, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

That will do nicely, thanksDwscores 15:44, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Actually, if you are still watching this page, could you also tag it for one and three instruments, since each sonata is a stand alone work as well? Would be greatly appreciated, sorry for the trouble.Dwscores 15:47, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

The thing is that the tag applies to the whole work, rather than individual parts, and we've found it can cause a lot of confusion otherwise. The alternative method would be to split the larger composition into its component works, as we've done with Ma Vlast or Wagner's Ring cycle. I guess it depends whether you want this to be seen as one work, or as a series of related works — P.davydov 15:59, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I'll do that then, I actually do have it saved somewhere as split parts, will make everyone's life easier. Thanks for the help.Dwscores 16:07, 17 September 2011 (UTC)


We normally do not allow these. I'll let this one stand since it does contain at least one complete item. We prefer complete works whenever possible. Thanks, Carolus 04:31, 20 January 2012 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Yeah, I considered that, I will upload a new version with the second page of the duo too so that that is is complete too. Thanks for your understanding in any event. Dwscores 04:55, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Done, hopefully this is even better. Dwscores 05:02, 20 January 2012 (UTC)