IMSLP talk:Community Projects/Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe/style guidelines

I have two questions that I put here as I didn't find the forum topic.

1. Is Clavier in the title the right English term? For me it's clear, but do the english now what this means? The best alternative is keyboard to my opinion.

2. I propose to remove from the title the numbers of grouped works, e.g. Six partitas for..., because the list is ordened alphabetically on the first letter, thus on the number and not on the title. When I look for the partitas, I look in the P section and not in the S section; so when not searching thoroughly I would think that the partitas are not on IMSLP, and double entries would occur.
This is a problem that exists with other composers too.

Yours, Peter 10:07, 29 November 2006 (EST)

1. "Clavier" isn't a native English term, but it shouldn't be completely unknown in English either... so it's a relatively hard choice. I would leave it for the time being and decide on it later.

2. This is a very good idea. I have been noticing this for a while, but never found a way out (for the other composers). However, in the case of the BGA I think it'd be fine just to remove the number since the title always has the BWV numbers, and so people would know anyway.

--Feldmahler 11:23, 29 November 2006 (EST)

Not sure if this is place to ask a question about Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe editiions. Please advice if I have placed this question in the wrong place.

1. I found Bach cantata 106 in your impressive list of available PDF score files. I noticed the scores are written in original clefs. Would it be legal to use your Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe score as a guide for creating a score with standard treble and bass clefs. Feel free to e-mail response (

Welcome to IMSLP! This is a good place for discussion if the subject is really confined to this topic. But it wood be nice if you marked your message from the others - as you can see, I moved it. Replys on messages are typically indented one tab (which is done by typing a ":" before the paragraph.)
Now, to answer your question. All files on IMSLP are in public domain, which means there is no copyright at all. This means you can do what you want with the file, e.g. uploading an altered version. When you do this, please state the changes you have made to which version. See Public Domain for more information.
Cheers, --Peter 16:56, 22 December 2006 (EST)