User talk:Lndlewis10/archive2


...again Bach's Violin Concerto in G minor

Thanks for your correction! --Ralph Theo Misch 00:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)


no.2 is the theme of the Andante (with variations) from String Quartet No.18 in A major, K.464 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus), almost(?) exactly, I think. (I thought I knew that piece better than that!...) Still looking for no.1. Eric 03:39, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Great work! Lndlewis10 03:45, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

3 Grand Solos for Flute and Piano ad lib., Op.57 (Kuhlau, Friedrich)

Hi Nick. I noticed that you inadvertently removed a file entry on this page - possibly you were going to merge the two entries but forgot to complete it? In any case, please be a bit more careful in the future (although to be fair, you certainly haven't done anything like that very often). Thanks for all the edits, BTW. Cheers, KGill talk email 03:47, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I had actually (for some reason) planned on switching the entries' order, but quickly realized I was incorrect to do so. In the process I must have erased a bracket (which is what appears to have happened). In any case, I always check all of my edits once I'm finished (per every 20 or so), so would have eventually caught the error. Thanks for fixing it so quickly! Lndlewis10 03:58, 22 January 2011 (UTC)


Wouldn’t the displayed text for this template be more helpful if it were a link to Category:Works with text by so-and-so rather than linking to a generic category that looks like a composer category but usually is non-existent? The works pages will never appear in the nominal category Category:Surname, First names if the librettist is not also the composer of the works in question – which applies to probably the majority of vocal works with identified authors.
This is also a problem with the similar templates that provide linkage and categorisation for editors and arrangers; I am not convinced that in the absence of the target page existing (as many of these categories do not) that it wouldn’t be better to provide a link to the category that does exist. If memory serves this can be built into each of the templates, since it is possible for the wiki to check whether a page exists or not, and modify its output accordingly. Cheers Philip Legge @ © talk 02:41, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Philip. Sure, the #ifexist option certainly does exist (for FTE templates), and the parser function is installed on IMSLP. I agree with you, and this is something that has been bothering me since late November. Before you set anything up, I would ask the rest of the community via forums if they agree (or I can set it up if you'd like, it doesn't matter). I'm sure there are a handful of arguments against the idea that I'm not thinking of right now. Lndlewis10 03:41, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
I think the ultimate aim is that all the red links will disappear, and that each person will have their own unique page, which will probably resemble what's currently called the composer template, but adapted to cover the other 'roles' (arranger, editor, translator, librettist, performer) that the person might also have — P.davydov 06:45, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Deutsche Volkslieder mit ihren Original-Weisen

Hi Lndlewis 10, I'll answer later this night - I have to go to rehearsal now.... Regards, --Ralph Theo Misch 18:02, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Ralph! It was a question directed at the general community, but I didn't think it deserved a forum post in and of itself. Looking forward to your input. Cheers, Lndlewis10 23:21, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

I've already answered there and P.davydov, too :) --Ralph Theo Misch 23:28, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Ah, yes, I realized that after I responded to your talk page message ;-) Lndlewis10 23:30, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Tollius, Madrigali

Hi Lndlewis10, IAC I think it would be better to remove the preface by Seiffert? --Ralph Theo Misch 01:02, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

In this case there's no need to. Since he died in 1948, he's not under copyright in Canada. It will be public domain in the EU by 2019, but otherwise is free worldwide. Besides that, prefaces are nice :-) Cheers, Lndlewis10 01:26, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! --Ralph Theo Misch 01:30, 31 January 2011 (UTC)


Just to let you know, I'm going to kick the account 'Nick_Lewis' as it froze up again. Thanks, KGill talk email 19:06, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Okay. I wonder what has caused this... Lndlewis10 20:37, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
In response, it ended up being server repairs and maintenance over at Freenode ;-) Lndlewis10 00:01, 7 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi Nick. Apropos of the ongoing forum discussion, would you consent to becoming an IMSLP administrator? Thanks, KGill talk email 20:01, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Dear Kenny, I will consent to being an administrator. Thanks, Lndlewis10 21:50, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
Congratulations on your promotion :-) — P.davydov 21:58, 12 February 2011 (UTC)


Changes done, though I've left the comment on gravicembalo on Sonata no.10, and might add it to the others, since the only set (of 12) of sonatas Grove lists is for gravicembalo, even though Paradies was a harpsichordist. Steltz 05:51, 13 February 2011 (UTC)


Nice!-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 23:34, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Lndlewis10 23:35, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Piano Concerto (Zadeja, Çesk)

Just to let you know, I didn’t receive acknowledgement from the contributor that he has the rights to upload this, so tagging it !N was perhaps a little premature… but I suppose his public profile is sufficient to warrant a little credulity! Cheers, Philip @ © talk 00:41, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Hm... Your right. Shouldn't have prematurely tagged it - Lndlewis10 03:05, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Page redesign

Redesign looks good. Is there any way to have back the "More recent additions" to the score-side? That was a convenient way to see recently-uploaded scores that are no longer shown on the front page. Thanks. Daphnis 23:07, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Also lacking is a score and recording count, both of which I also found very informing. Just my opinion though... Daphnis 23:42, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

In the first draft of the main page I had the library statistics, but it can't be done in a good way without pushing the main sections of the page down. Apropos, I opted to leave it out. It can probably just be thrown in at the bottom if you really want it there :P Lndlewis10 23:45, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

It's just my 2 cents. Maybe others have a different opinion, I don't know. Daphnis 23:46, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
The first critique was already implemented. Just know that I had a very specific reason for leaving out the library statistics - it isn't something I forgot about. Lndlewis10 23:48, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

But I DID forget about the languages which was right below the statistics :P I'll have to figure out where to put that.. Lndlewis10 23:56, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Hmm...Interesting :P
To be completely Franck (hahaha), I think I may prefer Leonard's design, at least at this point.-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 02:06, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Revert it then, Lndlewis10 02:10, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Please don't - IMHO the current design is much, much cleaner and easier to read. The contrast is a lot higher and the layout is simpler and clearer - no, it's not perfect, but I think it's a huge improvement in efficiency over the old design, which was more complex and made it more difficult to quickly figure out exactly what was there (especially for a first-time user - I imagine this one would be considerably easier). KGill talk email 02:16, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Tango for Viola and Piano (Harrington, Jeffrey Michael)

I'm a bit concerned about this, since Nigel Keay, editor of the viola part, is apparently still alive (b.1955, has his own website, etc.) and even if very very recently dead (one never knows) still in not-PD-CA by a good margin. I'd bring it up with the composer, who I corresponded with over usenet and whatnot occasionally years ago (if memory serves!), myself, but I'm not even positive if there's a problem- maybe Mr. Keay's contributions don't amount to enough to warrant concern, maybe you've already discussed it with Mr. Harrington, I don't know. ??? Eric 02:50, 28 February 2011 (UTC) (hrm- forgot, thought I saw you checking things in the work's edit history- was mistaken. Sorry! Anyhow, I should check with someone...)

Nigel sent me an email with your concerns that he found during a Google search on his name. Nigel very graciously added his bowings, and suggested fingerings to the score that I distribute on my web site (and that I uploaded here) a few months ago without claims. I'd be glad to give you his contact email if you'll just pop me a message.


Hello, thanks for the message :) I'll try to help this great project! Regards, --Anthōny 19:13, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I wouldn't hesitate to ask you if I need help. Thanks a lot, --Anthōny 19:30, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
The link to the forum on Goals isn't correct. Could you fix it? Thanks, --Anthōny 20:08, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm not Lndlewis10, but done. For some reason it was given as a .com when it should really have been a .org - the mistake was there for over two years without anyone noticing ;-) Cheers, KGill talk email 20:34, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

St-Saëns Op28

Thanks ! Merci.. The problem is that the BNF manuscript available in one catch are done with a bad resolution. So, I've caught it page after page. Others to come ...Squin 16:06, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Couperin, 6 Sonatas Op.2

Hello Mr Lewis.... can you tell me what happened with that page i created today ? I can't reach it now ...Thanks --Squin 13:32, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm not Lndlewis, but the issue was that you'd removed the composer's name when you moved the page to a different title. I've moved it here now, so it should work all right. Cheers, KGill talk email 13:36, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Typesetting guidelines

Thanks!! Can't wait to see if people actually fix the current bad ones!! Steltz 20:59, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

It might be something else. I'm trying to get the link from the guidelines to the journal article. When I type the plain url address it works. When I use a pipe to get a more layperson-friendly label to print, i.e. [Journal: Music Typesetting Guidelines] then it doesn't link to the right page any more. Any ideas? Steltz 21:10, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks!! I'll check out the MLA link tomorrow. Steltz 21:21, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


Thank you- I would be interested. Eric 18:17, 26 June 2011 (UTC) Great! We are thinking of revising the test again to make it more difficult and have a few more questions. Therefore, it might be a few days before I give you the test :-) Lndlewis10 18:22, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

That's fine! Eric 18:26, 26 June 2011 (UTC)


Hello Lndlewis10,

thanks a lot for your message. I must admit I have no idea, why I changed this tag. As you can see on my user page I'm very active at the moment, so I cant remember each change I did the last weeks. Maybe you are right, I saw it and thought it was the instrumentation. I'm very sorry for this mistake. --TobisNotenarchiv 19:23, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

That's OK -- It didn't cause any major problems :-) Lndlewis10 21:42, 27 June 2011 (UTC)


will work on it very soon! Eric 19:30, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

French titles

Hi there - thank you for the work you are doing to standardize the French titles. Just make sure not to overlook that opera titles often include proper names and may have some words (other than the first) which are capitalized. I have reverted the moves you made to Offenbach's "Belle Lurette" and "La Périchole", both of which are names and should have remained capitalized. A good place to cross-check is the Grove dictionary - the way they display titles coincides with IMSLP standard. Thanks! Massenetique talk email 05:05, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Hm, I remember debating about those. I didn't realize they were proper names, but I'll be sure to keep that in mind. I'll avoid operatic titles from now on :) Anyway, thanks for pointing it out. Hopefully I didn't make any other drastic mistakes. Cheers, Lndlewis10 05:20, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
I realize it's not always clear - erring on the side of non-capitalization is likely best. I am a stickler for proper French titles and I'd rather see something not capitalized that should be than the other way around. I know you are an experienced user and very conscientious, just wanted to give you a heads up because there is alot to remember when cleaning up what other users have done! Massenetique talk email 05:27, 3 July 2011 (UTC)