User talk:EFerreri

Thank you for uploading the scores and parts of two of your quartets and your string trio to IMSLP. Are you willing to relax (to GFDL, not entirely, I assume) copyright restrictions on same, or do they still hold? Also, would you be willing to provide some biographical information? (I am not an admin here, but assume something on that order is desired before the files can be used without much caution, and the biographical information is always nice to have...) Thank you Eric 16:11, 8 February 2009 (EST)

I have placed this on the IMSLP site to make it available to prospective quartets, trios, etc. Other interested parties are welcome to download the music, as it will expand the possibility that the works can be known and ultimately heard. Distribution of these works is welcomed, the copyright of course is my property and no derivatives of the material is permitted. EFerreri
Hi, we plan to offer the ability for composers to post audio files of their own works (which they own the copyright for) on this site in the future. If you have a site for MP3's, etc. You can add them to the entry on the workpage beneath the Misc. Notes field (go into edit mode) by inserting the following: |Recordings=[<url for recording> <Name of recording>] Be sure to put a space after the url. Thanks, Carolus 22:41, 15 February 2009 (EST) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)


to access and delete or replace files you've uploaded

to take an example, on the page Hymnus_ad_cosmos_(Ferreri,_Ernesto) where you recently uploaded a new version of the violin part - go to the newer version, Vln 1 part, and see the number (#28502) under the part). Click on the number to get this page. There will be a list with both versions of the file in the middle of the page - the current version, in use, in bold (it's got today's date on it too, March 8), and the older one that's no longer used, from 17 February 2009.

To the left of each version is a 'delete' link. To just delete the older, no longer in use version, click the delete link next to that. Best wishes! Eric 22:27, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Hrm. If you clicked the right link under Vln 1 Part (28502) you should find yourself at PMLP62691-hymnus parts .pdf - first, does that look familiar? That's the one I'm saying that has the delete links. I'm testing it from Mac Firefox now myself, and it has them... it's the second of the two, the one to the left of the bigger, older file (477 kb), that you seem to want to delete, if the delete link shows up at all that is... Since you probably haven't been to that page before, clearing cache probably won't help... not sure what's going on. ... hrm. I think you're allowed to delete it... your own file after all (unlike pages which admins have to delete...)- let me recheck those rules though, I really should know these things. Eric 22:56, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Completely forgot, sir- I apologize. See IMSLP:Score submission guide. I have to delete it - non-admins can't delete files for themselves. If you want a file deleted, you can put in a note (there's a procedure at the bottom of the page) giving a reason why you want it deleted and an admin (me in this case ?) will do so. I assume you do want the larger file deleted now though- I can go ahead and do that?... Eric 22:59, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Ok- I think I removed all the earlier versions of your pdf files. There's instructions (again at IMSLP:Score_submission_guide#File_Maintenance) (that edit tab) for inserting a 'delete' tag to inform administrators in future that you want a file deleted so it doesn't all have to be done in one batch like this :) - we admins check for such tags periodically whether on files or pages. And thanks again for contributing. (Have heard a number of Robert Ward's works, by the way, and have now downloaded the works you put up of yours to listen to. Thanks much for contributing! Eric 00:54, 11 March 2011 (UTC)


Hrm. Let me see what page it was and maybe confer with the admin who deleted it, or something. I don't know. Pages are restoreable by admins (of course, one should have a reason to delete and to restore!), though files aren't except by re-uploading them. Eric 03:00, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

I think I goofed another time (Great :( ) You should be able to delete the files and I don't know why you can't find the links to do so... the delete tag is indeed for deleting pages, be they pages to host files or workpages. ... I do remember deleting pdf-files in the past and I'm a fairly recent admin relatively speaking... Eric 03:06, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

restored the page

but no file is there, so I removed the performance section from Classical Quartet (so that it doesn't show a File not found error) - you'll want to reupload the file File:PMLP80410-classical sq.mp3 (there). Eric 03:15, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

hrm. very confused

I understand that you restored the two files with ones without dropouts, but at least one of them creates a warning error that I for one don't understand (on the page- I haven't downloaded it yet) - "This file may contain malicious code, by executing it your system may be compromised." - it also lacks a MIME type, which may in itself be enough to create the warning. Eric 21:21, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

I have an idea first. hold on... I'm going to delete just the music files from that work area, after saving them first so I can reupload them myself too just in case... be ready to reupload the ones that work to the page. I'm not positive this is a good idea, but... Eric 22:06, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

hrm. deleted the older versions but won't delete the newer versions right now - if someone raises a fuss because of the "malicious file" warning can do that and you can reupload the files and see if that takes care of the problem. not at all sure why an mp3 file would throw up that warning unless it's because of that odd lack of MIME type (not sure why it lacks a mime type anyway...) Eric 22:18, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

MIME stands for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, there's an article about it here that may or may not help... will later see if I can ask someone else with more information what might be going on. Best! Eric 23:14, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

I don't see how removing the workpage will help with dropouts - far as I know workpages and filepages inhabit separate spaces, in a sense - you can attach a score or music file to two separate workpages, for instance... Eric 00:35, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Two things after uploading the new files. Wait awhile so that the site cache can clear; clear your own browser cache (go into your browser preferences to do so- in some browsers this is called something like 'clear browsing data'). Also, delete the old versions of the file from your hard drive to make sure you aren't playing the version with the dropout that you already have. The correct version of the file sometimes won't load from the workpage for as much as a day or so I think, so in any case, just wait... Eric 14:48, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Re Young Gil Blas

I think in most cases where we tag nowadays so long as the term shows up somewhere in the composer's description of the score (and sometimes where it does not) it does not need to be considered a title or subtitle... Eric 12:53, 15 July 2011 (UTC) (note: we= the tagging team- except for people tagging/retagging their own works, people doing tagging need to be members of the categorization group/"tagging team".)

Re: Symphony in C

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Symphony in C

Dear KGill:

My composition is actually "Symphony in C" and not "Symphony in C major". (I notice the page title has been altered. I would edit it back if I could.) I do appreciate the helpfulness of imslp and its staff, its objective in obtaining clarity, it is hoped that my title "Symphony in C" will be permitted to stand. Thank you. User:EFerreri

   Hi Ernesto. The issue is that 'in C' is an indication of the key of the work, and according to IMSLP's style guide, if a work's key is included in its title, then 'major' or 'minor' must be added as a clarifier. Therefore, in order to maintain stylistic consistency (one of the site's central policies), the title must stand as 'Symphony in C major'. Thanks, KGill talk email 01:24, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
       In the 20th century if not before (e.g. Widor's symphony no.1 "en fa" (actually in F minor) for orchestra) "in C" ceased to always imply major, actually... (other examples- Pizzetti's symphony "en la" which is very definitely in A minor, Wellesz' symphony no.1 in C which is likewise without a doubt in C minor, etc.- Stravinsky's Symphony in C which is in neither at all :)... then there's Harrison's Symphony "on G" but at least there's an on there. Eric 01:56, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

symphony in C etc.

1- your argument is not with me on that part- that's what I tend to think of the other examples too, more or less or sort of. that said, maybe putting in C in single quotes might achieve the desired effect as a compromise? Symphony 'in C' - as one often does with subtitles that are part of titles on workpages? I think, anyway- not positive. (Not doublequotes though I'm fairly sure, seem to recall that's excluded.) I favor consistent style but I also favor your continuing to post music with us as the music you have posted score and recording so far has been in my honest opinion quite good. So compromise seems worth seeking...

2- please accept the following as advice and not as complaint or gripe or criticism. the user page of a user on imslp is generally edited by the user - the user's Talk (link is to my talk page specifically, not a general talk page, but can give you the format of the general link too) page is where comments by other users go. as is, I move comments by other users that mistakenly end up on my user page over to my talk page, so putting them there in the first place just saves me a bit of time and trouble and boil and bubble (whoops- wasn't supposed to admit that...) Eric 13:32, 28 July 2011 (UTC)


Thank you, much appreciated! Have been listening to and enjoying your (very much finer) works, thank you for uploading them. Eric 17:20, 31 August 2011 (UTC)


Older version (uploaded August 29) of 115642 has been deleted- hopefully that will do it, if not now then in a few days. Eric 19:26, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

The old versions have been deleted, but even if they weren't you shouldn't be loading the other version. If you try it now and get the old version it is most likely a cache issue and you just need to delete your internet cache. I have only been able to see one version loading so it's working for the rest of us out in the world! In the future, you'll get the fastest and most qualified response if you post your issues on the forums: --Icactus 13:53, 15 September 2011 (UTC)


page title moved :) Eric 00:44, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: Javascript

Hrm. They usually show that message for a moment or two even if they then do play, because that's the way the mini-audio-player is set up - it uses Javascript to run. There are other ways to listen to audio files on IMSLP even when that doesn't work, though... what is happening on your computer though? Eric 23:00, 5 March 2012 (EST) ... hrm. I tried it (the trio op2 page) on my machine (Mac OS 10.7.3, Google Chrome browser)- it took several seconds of just showing Javascript needed etc. then showed the player bar, I pressed play and it seemed to play as usual- will confirm later... not sure what's up, will check again after work in a few hours- sorry! ... Eric 13:23, 6 March 2012 (EST)