IMSLP talk:Contributing scores

Are scores from Dover in the public domain? I believe they do reproductions of "authoritative early editions". --Maycontainpeanuts 10:02, 29 September 2006 (EDT)

They reprint "authorative" editions (this is questionable, often parts of are not even supplied), but you have to make sure that they are indeed in public domain (Dover theoretically could have paid for a reprint). On the bottom first page of the sheet music, there is often the original copyright notice with a date that hopefully is very old :D--Peter 10:11, 29 September 2006 (EDT)
For example, I have a set of Mozart quartets from Dover that are mere reprints of the Breitkopt & Hartel (spelling?) editions that are quite clearly in the public domain, but I also have a score of The Mikado. The Mikado is in the public domain, but Dover hired editors to create the new score, and so it is not. You might include the title page and verso, a la Project Gutenberg, so someone could review it. --Emeraldimp 10:48, 29 September 2006 (EDT)
Breitkopf und Härtel :~D ,Peter 11:48, 29 September 2006 (EDT)
Yeah, them! --Emeraldimp 01:47, 30 September 2006 (EDT)

Link separation

The link list is getting longer and longer. Should we separate it from this page to a page solely devoted to links or keep it here?--Peter 11:44, 11 November 2006 (EST)

A separate page seems like a good idea... it is getting rather long :) --Feldmahler 11:52, 11 November 2006 (EST)

Lilypond source

Hi, I would like to submit lilypond sources of my CC-BY work but the site refuses files with .ly extension. --Nct 06:28, 2 May 2007 (EDT)


I have an International Music Company edition (no. 3010) of Max Reger's (1873-1916) opus 77a serenade no. 1 in D for flute (or violin), violin and viola. Among the earliest edition Worldcat finds is an Eulenburg edition from 1904 (date of composition I think?) but I have no information that I can find on what edition, early or late, this edition is based, or when it was published (I bought it in the mid-1990s, I think.) No editor, date, or (c)-notice is given inside or in the capsule of information about this edition at the International Music Company website. Any thoughts on whether to scan this? Eric 14:43, 6 August 2008 (EDT)