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This is the page for messages directed to me. Kindly place your message at the bottom, and I'll try to reply soon. --Opus33

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AfD[edit]

You may be interested in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mozart Modulations. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 21:53, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for nominating it. I've added my opinion. Opus33 (talk) 00:53, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg music of the classical period
Thank you for showing details of master works, for helping articles to survive (leading to O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210 - "O lovely day, o hoped-for time"), and for generously sharing The Creation with The Creation structure. I am working on St Matthew Passion structure and would like your help, especially regarding a question about colours in tables, see "Passion" on my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:05, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Hello Gerda, my suggestion is to avoid writing anything that could seem like a "parallel article" on the St. Matthew Passion -- this would confuse readers and also editors, who would not know where to put new material. Instead, I would writing or amplifying individual satellite articles that cover specific topics that relate to the work as a whole. For example, explaining the history of the "turba" chorus, or amplifying our (skimpy) coverage of chorale. In contrast, material on the structure of particular sections strikes me as better included in the main article. Yours very truly, Opus33 (talk) 16:22, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Last year there was an approach to exclude the list of movements from the main article, I concluded that the more complex table found on the German WP would be even less wanted. I split as for Messiah where the authors of the FA thought the music didn't fit in the main article, so now we have He was despised. - Let's keep thinking about it, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:01, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 81st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (20 January 2009)! - The Passion is still in progress, 2014 perhaps, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:51, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
An honor indeed -- thank you! Opus33 (talk) 15:10, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Harpsichord builders[edit]

Category:Harpsichord builders, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. LeSnail (talk) 00:52, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

I'd like to extend a friendly greeting. We have both edited on shape-note music & quantitative meters, and we both link classical string quartets from our user pages. I hope my slightly tortured differing view on the Sacred Harp talk page is taken in the right spirit. What it really reflects is my standing frustration that I've neither personally found the energy nor inspired anyone else to rectify the larger incoherence in our treatment of a subject you'd think would have been more carefully and fully developed in recent years. Wareh (talk) 14:23, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

P.S. After replying at Talk:Sacred Harp I stumbled on User:Opus33/Sandbox - this is great to see and indicates some topics I would love to see addressed, so I cheer you on. Figuring out how to do this based on RS seems a bit tricky to me, so I take heart that you are making progress there. It would be so much easier if "the book" on the harmonic and musical idioms represented in SH had been written, but as far as I can tell, it has not. By the way, on alleged misbarring, you might take a look at Malone's dissertation (cited here) pp. 79, 196f., for suggestions that traditional Sacred Harp notions of modes of time and accentuation can make sense of questionable barring. Wareh (talk) 02:08, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement and suggestions, Wareh. I should give it another try soon. The sandbox material you mention has sat there for quite a while unaddressed. I got a bit discouraged when I came to realize that historical hymnology is a substantial academic field, and I would take quite a bit of background reading to become at all competent in it.
It really ought to be done somehow, because better coverage of the origin and history of the hymns would, I think, more than anything else serve to satisfy the curiosity of the readers who consult WP's Sacred Harp coverage. Opus33 (talk) 04:16, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm just wrapping my head around this, which is why I'll try to silence my excessive hand-wringing at Talk:Sacred Harp for the time being. I'm not even fully familiar with everything we have in articles here, not to mention with the academic field of historical hymnology. Could you recommend a couple of titles that you believe afford the most relevant survey of the scholarship in that field that relates to the strands of music in The Sacred Harp? I have Steel, Cobb, and a couple of other SH-related titles (together with a couple of articles such as Seeger 1940 and Horn 1958), but, while I couldn't say I've mined them systematically, they don't seem really to lead very directly and deeply into sources that give a deeper account of the harmonic idiom and other musical qualities of the music in SH. Perhaps (just speculating here) I'm overestimating how much musicological stuff there is, whereas hymnological scholarship focuses more on attribution and publication history of the tunes than on the music? (I'll have access to a major academic music library for four weeks this summer.) Wareh (talk) 18:25, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
For musical structure, there is a book by Dorothy Horn whose title I don't have access to right now but it's not hard to find.
Re. general accounts, there is what you mention; and the early work by G. P. Jackson (various books) still seems worth reading. And there is a rather provocative essay on line (talk given in Ireland) by Stephen Marini. He thinks some SH tunes started out as commercial pop music! (hard to pin this down though).
Hymnnology: yes, it does seem to be focused on history and attribution. My sense is that the biggest authority in this field is a musicologist named Nicholas Temperley. He has a whole book on the English antecedents to American traditions (often referred to as West Gallery). And the Fasola Discussions group on Google has a couple of people who really seem to know what they are doing, I think in particular of Wade Cotter (sp.?_)
I hope this helps; ask me if you have trouble finding these. Opus33 (talk) 00:59, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, those certainly are valuable suggestions--including more than one not on my radar screen at all--and I know I will benefit from them. One of these days I'll have to learn the special code used in Temperley's Hymn Tune Index. I have only looked at one of Jackson's four books so far, but I'm expecting a lot in the remaining ones; it's just a shame we don't have another Jackson working in today's scholarly conditions to do equal work, it seems.
Looking for Horn's book (Sing to Me of Heaven, which this review makes sound very interesting), I also find a reference to her dissertation, “Medieval European Harmonic Parallels in the Shape-note Hymnals,” (Ph.D., Theory, Eastman School of Music, 1953); not sure whether this Medieval line of comparison is a too-romantic pursuit that doesn't really hold up, but it's intriguing, and it doesn't seem to overlap with her book. Yours sincerely, Wareh (talk) 12:46, 8 May 2012 (UTC) P.S. I can't find Marini's online article and would love a reference if you can find it. (I knew about his book, and it's even in my library, but I haven't looked at it yet.)
Hello Wareh, the Marini posting seems to have disappeared; I'll check to see if I have a copy at home when I am done traveling. Re. no further Jacksons: it appears that English departments no longer hire folklorists, which is too bad. It seems to have been a lively research area (ballad-hunting and so on) up until about the 1960's. Opus33 (talk) 01:46, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Fair warning[edit]

What you did was against WP policy, and I would never put up with it. I'm serious here. You disrespected me, sir. And I had enough of this nonsense on this matter, by people like you who dare not have the word "German" in that article. Enough of the silliness already. Don't start an edit war over something that is VALID AND ACCURATE. I won't tolerate it.

WP policy is to only remove or revert something that is clear vandalism or clearly inaccurate. This was neither. But just because you personally don't want the clearer wording there, to make the point about "German". That's all. You think the average reader, who may not know the nuances, will know all the time what the hell "Holy Roman Empire" is, and know right away that it was mainly a "German" thing, especially in that context? Not all do. But even so, that was the official wording for that part of it the time. Especially in that area. And that fact and wording is in the Holy Roman Empire WP article itself. Only bias and weird hidden agendas would cause you to remove that, in this context. There was no valid WP reason, per se. (It's just make sure the word "German" never sees the light of day in the Mozart article, in regard to inferring his nationality...who are we kidding.)

The article "Holy Roman Empire" says clearly... "In a decree following the 1512 Diet of Cologne, the name was officially changed to Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (German: Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation, Latin: Imperium Romanum Sacrum Nationis Germanicæ).[10] This form was first used in a document in 1474.[8]"

And "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" is itself linked, so is valid and simply more accurate.

The people who want the word "German" suppressed or hidden, for some neurotic reason, really need to stop this already. Deleting stuff simply because you "don't like", yet is accurate, good-faith, valid, and fuller, and sourced, is against WP policy.

There was NO valid reason to remove that, as that IS what it was fully called, and is accurate, and good faith. Simply because “you don’t like” is not a valid WP reason to disrespectfully undo or remove. This is a WIKI. Do people really know what that means? No one person owns any article, to try to control it, or suppress facts or points they don't like, but that are still sourced and accurate. The elaboration is valid, better, clearer, and it stays...see talk. Regards. Hashem sfarim (talk) 08:59, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

You said: "WP policy is to only remove or revert something that is clear vandalism or clearly inaccurate." Can you please cite where it says this? You've made this accusation on two different articles and for several different users. I'm completely unclear where you got this policy interpretation? Reference please? --LauraHale (talk) 10:22, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Hounding... Don't follow me around, Laura, or it'll get ugly. Just because you don't know WP policy on "reverting" (or at least recommendation) does not mean it's not true.
This is just one example of WP policy on it, and it says clearly:
"Do not revert verifiable changes that may be an improvement just to maintain status quo or to comply with the "discuss all changes first" approach, which may run counter to the Wikipedia be bold policy." Or "Wikipedia:Revert only when necessary".
And "Only revert obvious vandalism. Instead of removing or reverting changes or additions you may not like."
These are all words from WP help, and recommendation. I did not make up the recommendation.
Don't "hound" either...or even get near to doing that. That article has nothing to do with the other. So leave your personal biases and stalking aside, please. Or I'll report you. It's that simple. Good day. Hashem sfarim (talk) 19:10, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Hashem sfarim: the article is called on the English Wikipedia "Holy Roman Empire", and the reasons are outlined in the article's talk page archives. On the German Wikipedia, it is called de:Heiliges Römisches Reich (a featured article), and again, the reasons are presented in the discussion pages' archives; a particularly well sourced passage can be found at de:Diskussion:Heiliges Römisches Reich/Archiv/1#"Deutscher Nation" – short summary: the extension "Deutscher Nation" was used briefly after 1512, but never gained wide currency; it was only during the Napoleonic wars and after the end of the empire in 1806 that the term was added again; current historic usage eschews it. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 12:54, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, Laura and Michael.
Well this is in line with history and facts. To object to it is not that much about the WP principles but generally against what is known as being respectful of facts and taught by history: historia magistra vitae. --Capekm (talk) 15:43, 24 March 2013 (UTC) Hashem, my purpose was to follow the normal editorial practice of referring to things by their most commonly used name. Other examples: United Kingdom, Rhode Island, Charles Darwin, etc., etc. There's no WP policy that forbids making judgments of this kind. Opus33 (talk) 08:28, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Beethoven and Mozart[edit]

Hi. I'm copy editing and slightly expanding Beethoven and Mozart right now, and have noticed that over the months and years, people have added various references, not always in the same format as the one you used when you created the article. I'll fix that, and will improve them in ways like adding missing ISBNs. Would you mind if I use the {{|Cite xxxx}} while doing that? Regards, --Stfg (talk) 11:53, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

No problem. Opus33 (talk) 18:02, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I've finished now. In FN4 there's a mention of Deutsch 1965, which isn't listed in the refs and I don't recognise. Otherwise, nice article. Thanks for creating it. --Stfg (talk) 11:24, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you -- I've pasted in the Deutsch. Opus33 (talk) 15:59, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

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enemy[edit]

You say that picture is good? It is not. I am your enemy. 24.138.140.228 (talk) 04:46, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

No one's ever said this to me before! A first time for everything. What picture are we talking about? Opus33 (talk) 21:18, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

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infer/ imply[edit]

You need to learn the differenc between infer and imply! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.85.59.126 (talk) 09:36, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

You silly person. You would not be saying this if you had actually read the reference source in question. Opus33 (talk) 17:55, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Skowronek cleanup[edit]

OK, so you made a dab page for Skowronek, though there is also a good argument that you also could have created Skowronek (disambiguation). However, to avoid a debate over WP:PRIMARY issues, I can live with your changes, but could you also kindly clean up your work by fixing all the links to the horse article that now go to the dab page? they are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Skowronek Thanks. Montanabw(talk) 23:04, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello Montanabw,

  1. . I'd be happy with Skowronek (disambiguation) but am not sure how to do it.
  2. . Oops, you're right I should fix those links and will do it now. Opus33 (talk) 00:01, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the fix. I can live with things as they are now. No sense arguing that a horse is more "primary" than people; not that you are. But maybe ask at talk before making a dab next time.  ;-) Montanabw(talk) 19:59, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for being patient about this. Your point is well taken and I will dab more cautiously in the future. Opus33 (talk) 23:17, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

M. Skowroneck article edits[edit]

Hi, I've taken the liberty to add a few minor things and correct a major issue in the "instruments" section, which stems from the (incorrect in this respect) French version. I will add a complete list of publications by M. Sko later, and am searching for some suitable photos for the page. I also updated the Haugsand-Hickman reference since the wrong date (1960, instead of the correct 1970) has since been corrected on Hickman's blog. --Skowroneckt (talk) 18:10, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, this is very helpful. Two little bits:
  • There is a query posted for your attention on the article talk page.
  • A hint on uploading photos: in my experience you have to be fairly careful to get them past the people on Wikipedia who watch for copyright violations. The correct procedure is to release them under an open-source license, which the upload page will explain.
Yours very truly, Opus33 (talk) 19:19, 4 November 2012 (UTC)


Questions[edit]

Glenn Gould Playing the Goldberg Variations 45 minutes — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.222.107.76 (talk) 21:20, 17 February 2012 (UTC) The link has been deleted because of the violation of copy right. I can't see the video. So this link should be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 175.104.9.62 (talk) 12:39, 29 November 2012 (UTC) One thing more. Ishizawa's performance is good. But it is not better or, at most, never the best. You don't have to listen to her play. So, it is not for the Encyclopedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 175.104.9.62 (talk) 12:49, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Opus said, "This very personal and idiosyncratic site might (might) be enjoyed by random people browsing the web but it's not appropriate for an encyclopedia." Which part is idiosyncratic? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 111.87.68.5 (talk) 03:32, 30 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 175.104.9.62 (talk)

Do you know? GEMA (Germany's artist collection society) is claiming that the work falls under their jurisdiction and blocks YouTube videos from playing in Germany when they use Kimiko's music. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iorijapan (talkcontribs) 05:13, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

You deleted a link (Recording of Goldbergvariations) which was no spam at all[edit]

Please inform yourself what is meant with "Spam" in Wikis etc. a shared CCC-Licensed complete audioexample of the Subject of an article as I linked it has definitely nothing at all in common with "Spam". It does not redirect at all to any commercial site, it substancially contributes to the content of the article, as many other CCC-licensed recordings from my site does in many other wikiarticles and other sources of open knowledge for long time. If you cannot give any valuable reason for undoing my Link, than just stop this seemingly just destructive Wikivandalism and give peace for those who just contribute.--Fahl5 (talk) 23:50, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

I've started a discussion about this at: Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard#Links to klassik-resampled.de. GFHandel   00:15, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

I don't think either that it is not a spam. "spam" is an insulting word that any decent editor does not use. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iorijapan (talkcontribs) 10:01, 6 December 2012‎

Iorijapan, please read our guidelines at WP:External links, please sign your messages on talk pages, and please be civil when communicating with other editors. Voceditenore (talk) 10:32, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
The lack of civility mentioned refered to this comment, now refactored by the editor in question. Voceditenore (talk) 11:49, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
The expression;"This very personal and idiosyncratic site might (might) be enjoyed by random people browsing the web." is the evidence of the lack of civility, isn't it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iorijapan (talkcontribs) 06:05, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
I think it's evidence that you are thin-skinned. Indeed, in phrasing my remarks that way, I was trying to be polite; this plainly was wasted effort. Opus33 (talk) 21:02, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

"Amazing Grace" harmony copyright?[edit]

Hi, you say File:AmazingGraceFamiliarStyle.PNG (which was also transcribed into numbered musical notation at File:AmazingGraceNumberedMusicalNotation.png) is in the public domain, but where did the harmony come from? I might be wrong but it feels to me like it just might be modern. Can you add a brief comment saying where you got the harmony from? (If it's your own work and you're putting it into the public domain, that's great. but if it's somebody else's harmony then we'd better check the harmony's out of copyright, even though we know there's none on the original tune.) Thanks. Silas S. Brown (talk) 14:29, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting. The harmony is home brewed by me, and I have admitted this now (and released it into the public domain) on the Wikimedia Commons talk page. Opus33 (talk) 16:53, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

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(This was attended to.) Opus33 (talk) 15:27, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Bartolomeo Cristofori[edit]

Hello, just checking, but in your recent edit, did you also take these chages by the IP into account? Graham87 14:37, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting this. I checked this in the source, and these particular changes are correct. Opus33 (talk)

Admin?[edit]

Hello old friend (moreso than it looks on this username). Are you an admin? Cheers, DBaK (talk) 19:53, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Hello DBK, I am not. User:Antandrus is a very thoughtful and conscientious admin and I have occasionally asked him to do admin things. Regards, Opus33 (talk) 21:19, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
That's great - many thanks and sorry to bother you. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 09:39, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

A simple correction[edit]

Apparently, you have some difficulty with basic comprehension, resulting in several mistakes.

Mistake 1)

"...where is the reliable source (it can't be WP!) saying that [C]atholicism was a defining characteristic of Leopold?"


The guideline delineates the conditions of a subject's defining characteristic, not an outside source.


Mistake 2)


A defining characteristic is one that reliable sources commonly and consistently define the subject as having—such as nationality or notable profession (in the case of people), type of location or region (in the case of places), etc.


Unless you are willing to maintain that reliable sources do not commonly and consistently define Leopold Mozart as Catholic, you have no valid objection to this categorization indicating as such. Q.E.D.--Herb-Sewell (talk) 18:05, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


As you reportedly like "accuracy, with everything taken from a peer-reviewed, properly cited reference source," and "clear organization, with important material up[-]front", I'll use some sources with which you may be familiar.

--Herb-Sewell (talk) 19:57, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Furthermore, you also seem to also have complications with accessing webpages referenced by urls that aren't clickable.

In reference to my edit summary for 12:19, 23 January 2013‎, (posting as 66.229.62.154), you gave the rather revealing response, "Anon's reply didn't make any sense - where is the reliable source (it can't be WP!) saying that [C]atholicism was a defining characteristic of Leopold?"

On the contrary, if you had actually copied the url and pasted it in the address bar, (a series of actions that may very well require a level of competence unsurprisingly beyond your capability), you would have discovered that I was referencing-Note the link so as to obviate any navigational difficulty on your part-a source that happened to be used in another article.--Herb-Sewell (talk) 20:49, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Go away, you silly rude person. I wonder if you're like this in real life. Opus33 (talk) 02:18, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Next time, don't revert my edits.--Herb-Sewell (talk) 02:43, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

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[ This is now done. ] Opus33 (talk) 17:33, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

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Influences in classical music[edit]

Hi there!Thanks for your endorsement of my PROD but the article creator simply deleted it, so I have started an AfD here if you want to weigh in again. Best, --Smerus (talk) 20:55, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up, Smerus -- I have weighed in. Opus33 (talk)

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(done) Opus33 (talk) 16:16, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

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Motzart GA nomination[edit]

I am thinking about nominating this article...what are your thoughtsPlcoopr (talk) 11:56, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

It doesn't seem ready to me; maybe in a few months. Thanks for asking. Opus33 (talk) 17:59, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

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Orchestra quintet as synonym of orchestra string section[edit]

The article string quintet also gives among the meanings of string quintet that of the orchestra string section, also without reference, and I knew about that meaning long before I noticed it there. This meaning might be unusual to you but it is obviously not unusual to everyone. I don't know if what goes or doesn't in an article should be determined by what seems "unusual" to an individual editor requiring a reference for their own satisfaction. References are good and ideally every single statement would be referenced but in actual facts not everything is referenced. How about if I took out of the article every single statement that doesn't have a reference? Or maybe just every single of your statements that doesn't come with a reference? As to where the phrase should go, since it is an exact synonym of the phrase which constitutes the article very topic and title, it should go precisely where the term is defined, that is at the top. In any case I don't see where else it should go. That would certainly be better than having a dedicated "synonyms" section. Contact Basemetal here 18:16, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Basemetal, really now, by WP:VER it's up to you to find legitimate reference sources that say "quintet" is an ordinary way to refer to the string section of an orchestra. You should go find them. Opus33 (talk) 03:13, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Infoboxes[edit]

I laughed aloud at your comments at Template talk:Infobox orchestra. Delicious, and very much to the point! Tim riley (talk) 22:29, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

We can look forward to Pictorial Wikipedia some day! Regards, Opus33 (talk) 15:02, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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Done. Opus33 (talk) 16:18, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at AN/I[edit]

You may or may not be interested in the current discussion that I started at the Administrators' noticeboard / Incidents. (By-the-way, clicking the link will take you to the correct section).

I posted this based on your edit at "Wolfgang Mozart" here---- Steve Quinn (talk) 02:28, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, I have responded there. Opus33 (talk) 21:50, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Haydn as source[edit]

According WP:PSTS, a primary source is not appropriate for the "arduous" statement. Since it is what Haydn himself said, the text should should at least identify him as the source of that comment. Best, Toccata quarta (talk) 04:03, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

"Leck mir den Arsch fein recht schön sauber"[edit]

I assume you are right on the inclusion of the portrait; to help users identify with Mozart as a person. I was not thinking of this, and was trying to keep consistency between individual articles. So, thanks for the revert! Regards --ZSNES (talk) 00:54, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

And thanks for your very courteous reply. Yours truly, Opus33 (talk) 00:56, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Your Haydn excerpt[edit]

In my sandbox you'll find the Haydn string quartet excerpt from your user page, redone using the Score extension (and also with a "piano" mark in the viola part at m. 68 that your version is missing :-P ). Unfortunately there's a bug in Wikipedia's implementation of LilyPond which means that I can't indent the first line enough to see all the instrument names and still have it all show up properly—edit the page and uncomment the three lines at the bottom (the \layout block) and you'll see what I mean. You're welcome to use it as is if you like, or perhaps you can take out the instrument names by removing the \with statements from each Staff. --Skiasaurus (skē’ ə sôr’ əs) 17:41, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, Skiasaurus. I'll have to think about this one because by now my decrepit old image has been up long enough to have nostalgia value. :=) Opus33 (talk) 15:34, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
I need to use my sandbox for other things now, so I've moved the Haydn to a subpage. Again, feel free to use it if you like. Skiasaurus (skē’ ə sôr’ əs) 18:35, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

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Haydn and contemporary Jewish contexts[edit]

Hello,

I'm writing to inquire about your edit of my addition to the Joseph Haydn article (edit @ 23:42, 26 August 2013); it looks to me as if you deleted my new subject heading "Haydn and contemporary Jewish contexts," though correct me if I'm wrong. Could you clarify why you did this? Would this topic be better as its own page with a link to the Haydn entry?

Look forward to hearing from you - many thanks. Hilary.Donaldson (talk) 18:12, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Ah, nm - I was on the wrong talk page. --H Hilary.Donaldson (talk) 18:19, 4 December 2013 (UTC)


My Edits on Short-octave page[edit]

Hi, I'm pretty new to editing here so I only came to write you directly after some changes. I made some changes to the short-octave page but would like to see the images with A# replaced by Bb; note someone else commented on this usage back in 2009. I could try if you can direct me how to do it.

Have you ever found a flat symbol to use in the special characters? I couldn't see one. Would be nice for Wikipedia to make one available.

Note my comment about 'citation needed' where the citation occurs later on, covering several paragraphs. Don't know exactly how they want that done.


Tuningmeister (talk) 14:17, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

SH Book[edit]

Opus, if you will go to the linked page about my SH-related booklet, get my e-mail and send me your mailing address, I'll be glad to send you one of my booklets at no charge. -- Rlvaughn (talk) 12:14, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Incomplete references[edit]

Nearly a decade ago, you inserted references to Hulan and to Steel at Shape note. You never added the details such as title and year of publication. Could you please oblige? Thanks in advance!

200.219.132.103 (talk) 20:38, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Sacred Harp engravings[edit]

Hi, Opus33, I've done some new engravings of shape-note pieces I found, which you had done a long time ago. I hope this is an improvement; feel free to make any suggestions! Best, Jchthys 18:42, 6 January 2014 (UTC)