User talk:Jurabe

Dear Composer or Copyright Owner,

Welcome to IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library! As a composer or other copyright proprietor, please take time to carefully review the Creative Commons and Performance Restricted licenses including the full licenses in PDF format. Generally speaking, the best version to employ for new works is either the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 or the Performance Restricted Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0. These allow for free downloading of the items you post, yet prohibits anyone who downloads the files from IMSLP from selling the files (on Ebay, for example), or from giving public performances on an explicitly commercial basis, making recordings of the work without written permission in advance from you, the composer and copyright owner. However, if you are affiliated with a performing rights society such as SOCAN (Canada), ASCAP, BMI or SESAC (USA), SACD, SACEM or SEAM (France), SABAM (Belgium), GEMA (Germany), PRS (UK), SGAE (Spain), SIAE (Italy), Artisjus (Hungary), ZAIKS (Poland), IPRS (India), JASRAC (Japan), or any of the myriad of similar agencies present in this Wikipedia listing, please note that at least some of these agencies refuse to honor the Creative Commons licenses. You should therefore seriously consider using one of the several IMSLP Performance Restricted Licenses for any works posted here if you are affiliated with a performance rights society.

For those uploading the first time, please remember choose the menu option "Add Your Own Composition" when uploading your original works (even if they are scans of manuscripts or printouts), "Add Your Own Arrangement" or "(Re)Typeset" when uploading new arrangements, and "Add Your Own Edition" or "(Re)Typeset" when uploading new editions of public domain works. As it is normally assumed that composers and arrangers have edited their own work, please leave the "Editor" field empty unless another person has actually edited your work (in which case their name should be inserted). Note also that the English term "Editor" is not the equivalent of the French editeur or Italian editore. "Editor" refers to the person who reviewed and corrected the piece, while the French and Italian words are closer to the English word "publisher". In the "Publisher" field, please use your own full legal name, as making your scores and sound files available for free download on this site constitutes "publication" under the laws of most countries in the world. (Note that this is done automatically when using the new upload tools). Please do not list your works as "public domain" as it is not legally possible for your works to be fully public domain under the 'moral rights' provisions of many copyright statutes around the world. Composers and other copyright owners should be aware that Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 is very similar to public domain as it allows for the unrestricted copying, performance (live and broadcast) and recording of the work (including explicitly commercial use) at no charge, with no compensation or royalties payable to the composer or copyright owner for such commercial exploitation. Note also that the all of the above licenses are considered to be IRREVOCABLE once a file has been uploaded under the lawful copyright owner's authorization.

PS: As long as you have not actually inserted a particular Creative Commons license in the PDF file itself, you are free to change the license after upload to something more suitable. However, any restrictions under an updated license are only applicable to copies of the files downloaded after the date of amendment. Copies downloaded before amendment date are likely subject to the original license terms, so please choose carefully. Composers are also encouraged to make use of our new template {{NoPerf}}, which automatically places works into a new category - Unperformed Works. To add this template to your pages, simply copy and paste the little template above (curly brackets and all) into the "First Performance" field of the "General Information" section on all work pages.

Best Wishes,

Carolus 23:52, 8 June 2011 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

PS: For additional and more detailed explanation, please visit our Composer Portal page.

I shall be editing this section on an on and off basis.

I am a French citizen, born in France in 1939. My mother (1895-1957) was English, my father (1911-1993) French. My mother had been steeped in music, and so was I, through her. She had learnt the piano with Vally (or Valley) Lasker (1885-1978) who was associated with Gustav Holst as a friend, colleague and occasional amanuensis but I do not know under what circumstances and where, whether it was at her home (103 Talgarth Rd) or St Paul's Girls' School. She also had an appealing contralto voice. She had my brother and I take piano lessons at an early age, and the violin later on. My urge for music was initially made manifest by an inquisitiveness in "discovering" obscure composers (at the time) and little by little I collected a vast amount of musical material and contented myself with sight-reading. I also spent some time doing chamber music, as a pianist, violist or cellist depending on who was available. Quite soon however I broke away from merely playing music by others and almost exlusively devoted my spare time to composition, which I found far more rewarding than mere reproduction. My first attempts in that area were untutored, and all my attempts to learn theory were quashed by utter boredom in ploughing through manuals and books, so I am to be considered as self-taught, for better or worse. My first scores were penned traditionally, but the advent of the computer provided a tool that has proved vital for my development, a kind of rounding-off tool. Thus, I have decided to make all my scores accessible to the public at large; that way, I am under a constraint : to try and put finishing touches to all my stuff, of which there is much, to the point it will take some time, all the more so as my "inspiration" is still intact, which means I continue to write down music in an idiom that can be termed conservative modern.

Julian Besset :