User talk:Federicosardelli

Dear Federico, Welcome to IMSLP, and thank you for uploading your works! You will notice that we've listed you as the "publisher." This is because posting items at IMSLP fits the legal definition of publication in many countries, including Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and the USA. If these works are with a regular publishing concern, or if you have your own publishing enterprise as a composer, please let us know and we'll change accordingly. Best Wishes, Carolus 01:13, 2 September 2008 (EDT) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)


Work Titles

Dear Signor Sardelli. Thank you for uploading so many of your compositions to IMSLP, and I wonder if I might be so bold as to suggest changes to the titles of the pages containing your works that will help searchers to find them more easily? For example:

  • Concerto in Do minore per archi e continuo --> Concerto for Strings and Continuo in C minor
  • Concerto in Fa maggiore per archi e continuo --> Concerto for Strings and Continuo in F major
  • Concerto per violoncello, archi e continuo in Sol minore --> Concerto for Cello, Strings and Continuo in G minor
  • Sonata in Do magg. per violino e bc --> Sonata for Violin and Continuo in C major

And if the title is unique, then the instrumentation can be left out, because it will be recognised by our tagging system:

  • Corale a 5, Ein feste Burg --> Ein feste burg
  • Fuga Assertiva a 4 for strings and continuo --> Fuga Assertiva

The original Italian titles will remain on the pages and still show up in any searches, but the new page titles should appear in positions where IMSLP users would expect to find them. I note that someone mistranslated your C minor concerto title recently, and it would be helpful to avoid similar misunderstandings. As an administrator of this site I would be happy to undertake the renaming of the pages myself. Kind regards — P.davydov 17:54, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

About Work Titles

Dear Mr Davydov, many thanks for your contribution to the clarity of the criteria for classification of the works. In truth, I would like that the title of my compositions remained the same in all its recurrences. This seems to allow greater clarity in the identification of a work. Secondly, you will have noticed that the language I choose for the titles is homogeneous with the style of the pieces: «Le Timide» is a piece in french baroque style, «Fuga albinoniana» is in italian baroque style, and so on. In this way, the language of the titles is functional to indicate immediately the scope of the piece style. I appreciate very much your desire to unify the titles to a standard, but I think that if this does not conflict too much with the rules of IMSLP, my original titles would be preferable. Let me know your thoughts and have my best wishes, sincerely yours — Federico Maria Sardelli--Federicosardelli 11:20, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your thoughtful reply. It is perhaps important to distinguish between the page title and the composition title, which are not necessarily the same: the former is usually an abbreviated form of the latter that is intended to uniquely identify a work. As you may be aware, we have recently been working to improve methods of browsing and searching for works on IMSLP, which involves a more consistent and homogeneous approach. Of course the page title does not supplant the original title of the work, which should always appear in full in the general information section of the work page.
I quite understand your comments about the original language of the titles reflecting the style of the piece, which is entirely consistent with our new page title guidelines. The only exceptions are the key signatures and names of instruments (where these are given), which should always appear in English in the page titles. This is to allow for the use of standard terms that could be automatically translated into the language of the user at some future date. So, for example, the page title Concerto for Flute and Violin might be automatically translated to an Italian speaker as Concerto per flauto e violino. Much more standardization will be required before such a system can be introduced, but this is an attainable objective.
Because our new categorization system allows for works to be sorted or listed according to their instrumentation, the inclusion of instrument names in page titles is now of lesser importance, and we recommend that, for example, the page Fuga colorita a 4, for strings and continuo should renamed Fuga colorita a 4, etc. However, the instrument names are still required to differentiate between concertos, sonatas and suites, so such titles would remain unchanged.
The aim of these changes is to make IMSLP simpler to navigate, and for your works to be found more easily, and I hope that these suggestions will meet with your approval. Thank you for your consideration — P.davydov 22:45, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
I understand and accept this policy. Many thanks for your kind assistance. Best wishes, Federico Maria Sardelli--Federicosardelli 13:45, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Creative Commons Licenses

Dear Federico,

As a composer, you might wish to consider upgrading the license you are presently using for your work, the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This version of the license has no restrictions on use of the files you've kindly uploaded here, even allowing people to copy the files and sell them on Ebay without any payment of royalties to you, the composer. Additionally, this basic version of the license allows unrestricted performances of the works, whether the public performance is commercial in nature or not. The more restrictive licenses, Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 and Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 prohibit commercial use of your files (as in selling them on Ebay) and permit performing rights societies to collect the usual royalties for commercial performances, for recordings, synchronization, etc. Best Wishes, Carolus 02:28, 14 December 2010 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Thank you so much for your precious advices, dear Carolus. I must confess that I never understood which kind of Creative Commons License is the most useful for my works. So you think the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 is best suited to my work? If so, how can I do to change it in all my works? Thanks again, dear Carolus, and best wishes, Federico--Federicosardelli 09:26, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes, the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 is generally the best license to use for new works. This has the advantage of permitting truly non-commercial performances (like a benefit performance for a charity) while restricting performances where payment is involved to the usual arrangements with performing rights societies. It also helps to prevent people from copying files and selling them on Ebay. We can change the license tag for works you've already uploaded easily enough. Best Wishes, Carolus 03:15, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Im Winter

Dear Mr. Sardelli: In tagging this work, I noticed that the score labels the parts Violin I, II, etc., but the viola parts are II and II with no first part. Are they mis-labeled, or is something missing? Perpetuum is the same, with Viola II and III but no I. I also was curious as to whether that can also be done with single strings like Im Winter, or whether it is specifically string orchestra? Thanks, Steltz 12:15, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Dearl Steltz, lot of thanks for your kind attention: you are right, the labels of viola parts are wrong, they have to be corrected in «Viola I» and «Viola II». I will as soon as possible replace the file and, in the meantime, I thank you again for your attention. --Federicosardelli 10:59, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Fuga postale a 4

Dear Federico,

A contributor has created parts for the above work. Under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license, your permission is required to make these parts available. Please advise. Thanks, Carolus 05:04, 26 July 2011 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Dear Carolus, gladly I will give the permission, but before I want to see and check these parts: where can I find them? Thank you, Federico Maria Sardelli--Federicosardelli 13:37, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

They're on the page for Fuga postale a 4. I just tagged them C/C/C so you can download them and take a look. Regards, Carolus 04:03, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, dear Carolos, I saw them. There is some corrections to do and I wrote to the contributor explaining my wishes. The better solution may be this: I will put a new version of the score on IMLSP and from this version the contributor can correct the parts. Best wishes, FMS--Federicosardelli 09:54, 28 July 2011 (UTC)