User talk:Operalala

Good to find another user who's as crazy about minor things (i.e. headings being the right level) as I am. Keep up the good work!-- Snailey Yell at me Email me 16:53, 29 January 2009 (EST)


La Traviata

Hello Operalala, First of all, thanks for the upload of the vocal score. It's a nice addition - even if it is one of the low resolution scores from Indiana University (which don't print very nicely, since they are really intended to be viewed on a screen only). Breaking it up into separate numbers is also a good idea, since the IU scores are fairly large despite their low resolution - probably because they used grayscale images instead of monochrome. At any rate, some confusion seems to have arisen about the file description filed, as opposed to the file name itself. There is absolutely no need whatsoever to repeat the work title or the general format (such as "vocal score") in the description field. The file description appears on the workpage only - it does not appear when someone downloads an individual item from a listing of multiple files. Therefore, it's best to get down to specific detail in the file description field - leaving out anything redundant that has already been covered in headings and sub-headings. Since the file name itself is what appears when a visitor downloads, it's probably a good idea (by contrast) to go ahead and include the work title, the format, along with the composer's last name, in a file name. If you go over to the page for Traviata, you can see what I did to use as a model for your next upload. There's no need for you to attempt to change file names, since you already have all the info there (except composer, which isn't critical or anything). Thanks again for the lovely contribution, Carolus 00:38, 30 January 2009 (EST) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

I'll go ahead and complete Trovatore, also. Thanks, Carolus 01:07, 30 January 2009 (EST)

I've never had any problems printing UI scores, and thought the quality was quite good.
My reason for breaking vocal scores into numbers is not really for the size, but because vocalists will want to access/reference the specific numbers they use.
I can easily re-upload the files I uploaded yesterday, using file names that reflect the system on the pages (i.e. Trovatore, Act I, 01. Scene 1, Introductory Chorus, Song - All' erta! all' erta!.pdf). Is it ok if I do?
Operalala 16:00, 30 January 2009 (EST)


Would you mind creating his composer page using the link on Category: Composers?

I am doing so right now Operalala 17:24, 2 February 2009 (EST)


Hi, and thanks for all the headings. However, since we want them allt o show up under "music files," one more equals sign is necessary for each heading. Thank you!-- Snailey Yell at me Email me 19:40, 9 February 2009 (EST)

Handel list

The other composition lists aren't sortable, except for the new dvorak. There are two different versions differentiated by "sortable." Therefore, it should be in the title. -- Snailey Yell at me Email me 10:23, 10 February 2009 (EST)

Hi, Operalala. The abbreviation is HWV (sort of like Bach's BWV), not HMV. You probably know this perfectly well. I wonder if you were confusing it with the record label (His Master's Voice). :) Cheers, Carolus 16:26, 10 February 2009 (EST)

I started with HWV; I think it's a case of late night dyslexia... Operalala 21:11, 10 February 2009 (EST)

Passion nach dem Evang. Johannes, HG 9 (Handel)

Is there any particular reason you placed a vocal score for the J.S. Bach Johannes Passion on a page the work attributed to Handel (which probably isn't by Handel)? I'm wondering since my info on the work may be out of date. Thanks, Carolus 19:42, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Oops. I'll move it to Bach. Operalala 20:36, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Why is Bach's Johannespassion listed under the English name? Operalala 20:39, 25 February 2009 (EST)

I typed in Johannes Passion and just posted the score under the one thing that came up. Operalala 20:40, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Vocal Scores / Languages

Hi Operalala. Just to let you know that I've added sub-headings for the languages to all the vocal scores of operas from A to C, and will carry on doing that from D onwards... P.davydov 11:02, 27 February 2009 (EST)

Hello Opdralala! Thank you for all the Wolf song scores you have uploaded. I have one request: if you happen to have the Goethe Mignon scores also for mid-range voice (Mittelstimme), could you please upload those? My baritone friend would ruin his vocal cords trying to reach an a-flat... Thank you, Pierre Divenyi.

Songs for voices other than high

Hello Operalala! Thank you for all the Wolf song scores you have uploaded. I have one request: if you happen to have the Goethe Mignon scores also for mid-range voice (Mittelstimme), could you please upload those? My baritone friend would ruin his vocal cords trying to reach an a-flat... Thank you, Pierre Divenyi.

Hi Pierre, we have only the original key score - he would have to transpose it (as often the case with art songs...) Operalala 17:30, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

User Page

I hope you don't mind the changes I've made!-- Snailey Talk to Me Email me


Hi Operalala. Just checking whether you had any more suggestions for the descriptive categories? Thanks — P.davydov 17:11, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

User talk:P.davydov/Genre Categories-- Snailey Talk to Me Email me 19:28, 20 September 2009 (UTC)


dear operalala, do you have any more information on your recent Händel uploads? I have trouble identifying them and Carolus isn't around. best regards, --Peter talk 18:33, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Dvorak titles

Hi Operalala. Please hold off changing the titles of works on the Dvorak page. There are guidelines to determine which languages are used for titles, which the previous versions all complied with. Thanks — P.davydov 17:59, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Der Rosenkavalier

Thanks for adding the missing pages and reducing the file size. How did you accomplish the latter?

The reason these files are so large is that they were saved in full-color RBG, so I convert them to grayscale, and used indexed color to reduce the grayscale from 256 to 32 colors - i.e. 5 bits of color memory instead of 8 bits. (These files are too low resolution to reduce to the usual 1-bit B/W.)
Operalala 20:57, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Edgar Vocal score

I'm the one who added margins on that score to make it all into letter-sized pages, since CDSM typically has a miniscule opening page and different sizes on the remaining pages for the Puccini vocal scores. It's no big deal, but you might check on that feature before trimming next time. Most of the time, nothing has been done to re-size a score. I think Edgar the only opera vocal score I actually messed with in that way. Carolus 00:40, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

What I actually did was to make all the page widths identical (based on the widest page without margin) so that it would scroll smoothly online. The thing with having minimal margins on the pdf is that it allows more choice of page size and margins when you print it out.
Operalala 04:29, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Unfortunate discovery - Puccini

The libretti for both Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, by Giovacchino Forzano (1884-1970), are evidently not free in Canada. We cannot have the vocal and full scores, or any excerpts which include text, available for download here. Ouch! Carolus 05:20, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Oof! Operalala 21:33, 16 October 2009 (UTC)


Why aren't you putting this on List of Compositions??????????? It looks fantastic so far.-- Snailey Talk to Me Email me 03:14, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

This was actually lifted from Wikipedia (with corrections). There is already a list of Strauss' works, but I wanted to sort out the vocal music. Operalala 17:28, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Got it. Thanks-- Snailey Talk to Me Email me 20:57, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Orchestra Parts Project

Are you interested in joining? We desperately need more people to upload from the FTP - you already have the password info, etc. and can find out more on the project page.-- Snailey Talk to Me Email me 18:54, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry no, I'm already busy with the "vocal scores project" :) Operalala 23:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

OK, thanks!-- Snailey Talk to Me Email me 23:33, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Hierarchy on page for songs (or piano pieces)

Hi, If it's a simple song or piano piece, like the two Mozart songs you just posted, I think the idea was to leave them with no headings unless something is added that makes the headings necessary (like an arrangement). You might want to check with Davydov to make sure this is the case, as I could be remembering our discussions incorrectly. The files you're uploading appear to be CDSM scans (minus logos, of course), which I think are all of Breitkopf issues old enough to tag V/V/V in this case. Carolus 02:19, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes, these are from CDSM. The headings are no problem because I just cut and paste them. I think it helps to have the language of the piece given in the headings though, especially if the title is ambiguous. Operalala 04:24, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Liszt work list

Wow. I just stumbled upon your page! It's looking rather promising. I like your idea of ordering. :) --Funper 21:19, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

The art of singing by Shakespeare

Hi Operalala, I liked very much the "Tratise on the art of singing" by Shakespeare. As a teacher I found it exausting in many of its parts and would like to utilize it with some of my students. Unfotunately I could not find any translation in Italian or French (the languages spoken by my pupils, I'm the only one who can speak English) by surfing the Internet. Do you know of anyone existing?