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Hello, and welcome! just noticed you did some nice edits to Codex Las Huelgas, which I started back in the day. Just wanted to say welcome, and enjoy. I'm not around much, but when I edited here a lot I found User:Antandrus to be both very knowledgeable and very friendly, so if you have any questions, you might ask him. I'll leave the welcome "template" below, because it has some useful links on it. Best, Mak (talk) 21:15, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

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Cézanne[edit]

Were crossing article a fair bit in the last few weeks, so saying hello. Nice work on Marie-Hortense Fiquet and José Lázaro Galdiano. I see you are new to en.wiki, any problems or help needed, give me a shout on my talk. Best. Ceoil 21:03, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I modified some of your text from the Fiquet article in this edit.[1]. I think its allowed, and if you don't mind, thanks, its very relevant to the page. Ceoil 15:18, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
I would moved on from the article if not for the back story I saw in her bio. I think I can get a fairly good page here if I stick with it, which is my plan. I want to develop the coverage of their realtionship, and I think this painting is the best place to do it, its very much a physco-drama, that painting. I'm a slow worker though, tend to read a lot of sources before I add, but I'll be swapping info back and forth to the bio once I get going. Its a nice concidence we are both working on a similar thing at the same time. Ceoil 19:20, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Cheers for the edits to the Titian series. I need to sort that article out! Ceoil 16:28, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't get around to it this weekend, but will at the next chance. Ceoil 22:55, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Merida theatre[edit]

Ciao! Thanks for your help at Merida Theatre... I had given it some attention last year, but honestly I missed to notice how poorly written it was. I tried to cleanup some illiterate parts which were remaining. Let me know if you think it's OK now. Ciao and good work. --'''Attilios''' (talk) 17:35, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for you words, hope you're to remain. I think there are some difficulties at the beginning to enter into the Wikipedia-mind (for example, having sometimes to cease to a mass of other - often less intelligent - contributors in a dispute due to sheer number), but the pleasure is, 99% of times, greater than the angriness. I usually write stuff about Italian arguments, but recently (since 2010 or so; PS: if you notice this word "recently" in some article, remove it; we should always give some precise reference, and "recently" in 2005 is no more recent in 2011, if no one has erased its content in the meantime) I have switched to Spanish stuff after noticing most of its article are in a rather poor state. I mostly write about monuments or histories, and Spain is second only to Italy in such matters. I thing I've noticed is that most description of southern Spain coastal cities are slanted towards tourism, speaking of how to find a house, the social class of the English who have moved there etc. I tried to removed such useless stuff when not truly relevant, and adding History and Main sights using the Spanish original as a base. OK, I stop it here... Let me know if you need any help and have fun!! --'''Attilios''' (talk) 17:58, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Psalm settings[edit]

I like that category! I added Handels Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate, because the Jubilate is an elaborate setting of a psalm. But the Te deum is not. How about the Bach cantatas which contain (for example) one verse of a psalm as one of six movements? Perhaps the category article might explain? - I'll watch here. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:06, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement to add some more works to the new category "Psalm settings". Yes, I was thinking of adding some Bach, and have now started. However, I don't know the cantatas nearly as well as you. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 12:32, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Most of the cantatas I encountered with a psalm are listed on Psalms#Psalms set to music, as is other music, I just didn't know if the category applies, because the psalm verse is only a small portion of both the cantata text and the psalm. How about Rutter's Requiem which contains 2 psalms? Consider to include all vespers, Monteverdi, Mozart ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:45, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
I think pieces should be able to qualify even if they fail to set the complete text of a psalm. Even so, perhaps we should limit the cantatas for the time being to the six you mention. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 21:10, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

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van der Paele[edit]

Hey and thanks for the edits. Just getting my head around the painting for now, and yeah will add a more rounded bio of van der Paele himself. Take care. Ceoil (talk) 21:38, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Sometime when you get a chance, could look at Witches' Sabbath (Goya, 1823). I've been sitting on it for ages, and want to make a push there. Esp can you watch for repition and redundancy. Ta once again. Ceoil (talk) 14:19, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Tks for the edits and help. Ceoil (talk) 02:34, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

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BWV 193 and 193a[edit]

Thanks for improving. But please find another term for "sacred sibling". I personally think that the average reader can handle the math that 11 is slightly higher than 7 without being told ;) - Wolff thinks that Picander may have been the author also of the sacred cantata BECAUSE he wrote the other,- that's why I didn't mention him earlier. Chronologically, BWV 193a should come first, - but that music is lost. What can we do? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:18, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

In addition, BWV 119, but generally: cantor in Leipzig meant for the main churches, s. Bach article, "Thomaskantor" is nice but misleading, thanks for fixing that, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:16, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of BWV 131, neglected so far ;) - I go by the liturgical calendar - We don't need to link all the locations of the Bach Pilgrimage, the place to do so is on Monteverdi Choir. - It would be nice if that cantata and other "old style" ones followed the standard format, example BWV 76, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:41, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
You find scoring for any given cantata in the sortable List of Bach cantatas, as you probably know, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:24, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
We could keep the discussion this place, I am watching. When I say choir it can be a group of four people. For the Weimar cantatas, that seems most likely, no more room on the organ loft that you see pictured in BWV 172 ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:11, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
I see. I imagine there can be a problem in trying not to replicate information about, say, the forces available to Bach in Leipzig, across multiple entries.
The place to add things that apply to more than one cantata is Bach cantata, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:37, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
On the topic of libretti, I have amended the article about Ringwaldt, and have assumed the article on Wo gehest du hin? 166 is correct in referring to a different chorale from the one used in 131. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 08:59, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for adding to the hymn writer! Yes, the hymn for 166 is a different one. The bach-cantatas site has reasoable information for most of them. - The term that I found used for the "Lesungen" is "readings", not lessons, always two: "Epistel" ("epistle", mostly from an apostolic epistle, sometimes Old Testament) and "Evangelium" ("Gospel"). - I was dealing with Konrad Huber today and would like to get him to the Main page as DYK. He will be mentioned with the cantata but deserves more attention ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:37, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining about the readings. I tend to say lessons because I have been exposed to Anglican services, but I appreciate such terminology probably makes the article rather esoteric. It's interesting to read about the DYK. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 22:52, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
I would accept "lessons" as quite understandable if not some 150 of 200 cantatas had "readings", - it serves the reader of several to find the same wording repeated for the same things. Of course this very early cantata is different in many respects, perhaps point out even more that it was very early in his career, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:59, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

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No worries. Inspired by your edit to List of fugal works by Johann Sebastian Bach, I decided to check Category:Compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach to find out what was new, so to speak, and that's how I found your userspace page. Graham87 10:13, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Note: Title of article should be G minor with the m low case, but I haven't got authority to move pages. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 11:00, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

BWV 131[edit]

After you expanded the article nicely, I nominated it for DYK, please watch the discussion and answer, perhaps you can propose a better hook? (I usually wait for a reviewer to say something.) I would like to add the pic of "Young Bach" as in BWV 150 but it needs to be in the article. The church pic is not good. Please add a few more inline citations, they can be doubled by just mentioning their name. Good luck! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:22, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

ps: I moved the fugue --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:29, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for moving the fugure, and particularly for the DYK nomination. I will think about another hook and add some citations.
I would be happy with the pic of the "Young Bach". -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 13:33, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
I added the pic to article and nom. - BWV 244, I see you working on it. I think most of what is now lead should be history, a new lead should just give basics. What do you think? - I will be busy with the next liturgical cantata, BWV 17, - no DYK, too long already - after a musician, Klaus Martin Ziegler, who needs references, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:18, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the lead of 244 has been far too long. Even so, there may be a case for mentioning the work's relationship to the St Matthew Passion in the lead, as for many people this will be important. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 11:27, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Exactly (better than the time elapsed between death and funeral), sourced in the article, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:31, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Going back to the hook, I wonder whether it might be good to say something about the cantata as a taster of future achievements the lines of "Although Bach was in his early twenties when he wrote the cantata, by including fugues and developing a chorale tune, he gave an indication of how he would later make his mark as a composer". -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 10:04, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Go ahead and say that in a way the general public around the globe might understand. 200 characters is the maximum. Start by explaining your point, followed by ALT2, similar in format to ALT1, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:42, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I gave you a bad example, forgot a word and the signature for ALT1 ;) I fixed the missing word, but you will have to sign. (ALT2 looks way too long, but let the reviewer say so.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:23, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
It's OK, it was useful to see the amendments. I have pruned ALT2. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 12:36, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, - I linked to chorale fantasia, the article made no sense, so far it only spoke about organ, but we can change that, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:50, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
New day, ideas: I found this sentence "The chorale is juxtaposed with the words of the psalm (with the chorale sung to long notes)." in the history section. It belongs to music and leaves unclear which cantata is meant. I also don't understand the juxtaposition. Please think about removing the repetition of Psalm 130, supply the source once, Psalms 130, then refer to it by verse number. no translation needed unless its relation to the music is discussed. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:39, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Hi Gerda: Yes, I have strayed from text to music in that para. I will have another look at it. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 10:42, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Scoring: it says one violin part, but not how many players took that part, could have been three, for example. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:53, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the recordings. I think Rifkin recorded the work this century, but I wasn't completely sure of the date. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 20:25, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I took the date - and the other information - from bach-cantatas. Many more performers were interested in this work, see if you want to mention more. Some have pdfs, good for background are Suzuki, Gardiner and Koopman. - Please: no bolding other than redirects, matter of Wikipedia style. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:40, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
ps: now I see: it was re-issued this century, but the review is dated 1991. bach-cantatas is not always right, but there's no reason not to believe this date --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:51, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
OK Gerda, thanks for the information. I think the programme notes I cited rather over-emphasise the cantata's weaknesses. As you say, many performers are interested in it. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 22:39, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Chorale fantasia[edit]

I have altered the chorale fantasia article, but feel free to revert. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 14:09, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

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Note: I am not sure what would be the correct way to wl Decca in this case....have linked to Decca Classics for the time being. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 15:24, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131[edit]

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You don't need additional refs for the recordings, they are on Bach cantatas. When you are done with referencing, let the reviewer know in the nomination, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:41, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 14:45, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
It was already in preparation, but returned, please look at the nomination again, 3 alternatives, two pics, and a sourcing request, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:20, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Well, it should be easy enough to establish which psalm Bach was using. I have provided a citation.
I don't know much about the pics. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 00:33, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I remember that an inline citation was wanted for the place of composition, that should be easy as well. If none of yours does it, look in "Sources", the two universities in the end are best for the purpose. - Don't care about the pics, it's up to the one to build the prep to take one or the other or none, ---Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:11, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I don't think there is any dispute about the place of composition. I have now cited the Vermont site. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 10:52, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Looks good to me! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:58, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps I am worrying too much, but the English translation of the title/incipit is slightly different from the version in the Wikipedia article on the psalm. Are the translations of cantata titles from a standard source? -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 21:32, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Congrats to passing! - The translations - long discussions already on Project Classical music. In this case I would take the standard (King James) Bible translation, because it is Bible text. In other cases, I check the possibilities (bach-cantatas typically offers at least three different ones, Mincham another, Hofmann another) and take the one I like best ;) - It's Emmanuel more often than any other, but sometimes it's off. The translation is only a translation, a help to understand, never a title, never italic. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:57, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Wikisource has Psalm 130, verse 1-6, like this: Psalms 130:1–6, you may want to change, - "Aus der Tiefen": "aus" is closer to "out" than "from", you can't say "Tiefen" is a singular, only "der Tiefen" is singular (while "die Tiefen" would be plural), --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:10, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks again for your encouragement. I'd probably better leave the article for a while to see if it attracts attention from anyone else. Thanks for the information about translations....I will try to do some reading on this subject. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 23:13, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Leave it, but implement the source, better than a second link to the Wikipedia article on the psalm ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:27, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I have put in the King James source, as suggested. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 10:21, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! Fine article! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:40, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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Thank you for improving Bach cantatas such as BWV 131. dedicated to detail and precision, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:59, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for this article. Great to see this series so well done in WP. (Last night listened to a brilliant live performance of the B Minor Mass and today a live performance of the Allegro of BWV 593.) Keep up the good work! Whiteghost.ink (talk) 07:24, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
It's now featured on Portal:Germany. If you have more DYK related to Germany feel free to insert it there yourself, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:19, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the honours. I will certainly try to produce another DYK in due course. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 21:12, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your addition to the recordings section of BWV 4. What do you think of inserting it to the general article Bach cantata, rather than repeating it in every cantata? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:37, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes, you are right, you could say the same thing about many of the cantatas.
I didn't like the first sentence as it was, so I was really rewording the bit about performance options rather than adding a mention of the topic. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 21:42, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Fine there, but consider to add it to the other also, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:50, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
I've made a start...possibly in the wrong section! -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 22:06, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Precious again: A year ago, you were the 252nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:38, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank-you! -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 19:22, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

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Training the Trainers[edit]

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Cat[edit]

I like your new cat Category:Psalm-related compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. Do you think compositions, which mention only one verse should go there as well? BWV 76? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:52, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Good question. I think I had better have another look at the relevant cantatas, as there are bound to be a few grey areas. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 21:55, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
I moved them to the sub-cat. Bach is more precise than no composer, and psalm-related more precise than setting, which suggests a setting of a complete psalm, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:15, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for moving the cantatas....looks OK to me. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 23:18, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

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Titian[edit]

Hi long time no talk. I'm working up Pope Paul III and his Grandsons, and was hoping that you might keep an eye, lend a hand. Ceoil (talk) 19:54, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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Northern Sky[edit]

I'm guessing this might be to you taste; very forlon, very pastoral. Interested? Ceoil (talk) 11:43, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 11:46, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

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Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC
New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers
Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors
Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration
Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
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Books & Bytes, Issue 4[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 4, February 2014

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News for February from your Wikipedia Library.

Donations drive: news on TWL's partnership efforts with publishers

Open Access: Feature from Ocaasi on the intersection of the library and the open access movement

American Library Association Midwinter Conference: TWL attended this year in Philadelphia

Royal Society Opens Access To Journals: The UK's venerable Royal Society will give the public (and Wikipedians) full access to two of their journal titles for two days on March 4th and 5th

Going Global: TWL starts work on pilot projects in other language Wikipedias

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Books & Bytes - Issue 5[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 5, March 2014
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  • New Visiting Scholar positions
  • TWL Branch on Arabic Wikipedia, microgrants program
  • Australian articles get a link to librarians
  • Spotlight: "7 Reasons Librarians Should Edit Wikipedia"

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Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 6, April-May 2014
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  • New donations from Oxford University Press and Royal Society (UK)
  • TWL does Vegas: American Library Association Annual plans
  • TWL welcomes a new coordinator, resources for library students and interns
  • New portal on Meta, resources for starting TWL branches, donor call blitzes, Wikipedia Visiting Scholar news, and more

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The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 7, June-July 2014
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  • Seven new donations, two expanded partnerships
  • TWL's Final Report up, read the summary
  • Adventures in Las Vegas, WikiConference USA, and updates from TWL coordinators
  • Spotlight: Blog post on BNA's impact on one editor's research

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