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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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Re: Categories on userspace pages[edit]

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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Precious again[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!

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Two years ago, you were the 252nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize. Thought of the day: all featured and good articles of the topic have an infobox ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:48, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Next thought: After BWV 165 was accepted as a FA, I dream of doing something like that for BWV 4, also with a background of history, mentioning the other early cantatas. I hope to do it with you because you know much more about the early ones and their place than I do. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:30, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it would be a good idea to work on BWV 4. Thank you for your kind words about my contributions. They aren't really as good as you suggest, as I lack access to some of the sources for one thing. However, a Christmas deadline sounds realistic. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 10:49, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Three years ago, I enjoy this more and more! - How do you like the new link? - Thank you for for expanding the "hour of death". For overcoming that, I look forward to BWV 4 for Easter (why I wrote Christmas I don't know), - it helps my health to have long-term goals, - actually: I'll do a bit towards it today! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:18, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
I couldn't do all I wanted but got a few more refs in, - feel free to use them more. I think we should have first music, then publication and modern performances, - perhaps call "history" "composition history"? - Will look for two more sources, probably tomorrow, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:51, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the award. I have enjoyed reading about the other recipients. As to BWV 4, yes I am sure you are right to think about some revisions to the headings/structure of the article. I look forward to following up the new refs in due course. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 21:12, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Four years ago, you were recipient no. 252 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

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Invite to Editathon[edit]

Hi, I am organising another Editathon - this time at Clitheroe Castle Museum. The details are Wikipedia:GLAM/Clitheroe Castle Museum. I hope you can come. Jhayward001 (talk) 15:17, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

BWV 161[edit]

Hi again, hope all is well with you. I want to do a review of this cantana with Gerda; hoping you might help as you have a knowledge and an interest. If busy, no worries. Ceoil (talk) 12:05, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Armide (Lully)[edit]

Hi Thoughtfortheday, I'm writing about your latest edit in Armide referring to " a homosexual scandal". Since the source I had cited (Le magazin de l'opéra baroque) makes no mention of a homosexual scandal (however well known Lully's sexual orientation may have been), I was wondering whether you could update sources as well, citing a more appropriate one. Thanks.--Jeanambr (talk) 05:30, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. I have found a source for the scandal, which I hope is OK. Le magazin de l'opéra baroque appears to have gone dead, or rather is no longer maintained, and I haven't been able to check what it says about Armide. Thoughtfortheday (talk) 07:17, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks. If you want to enter Le magazin de l'opéra baroque (which has no longer been updated since late 2014, but is still fully accessible), you just need to click on the left side of the screen "Les oeuvres : par ordre alphabétique" and choose the opera you like. Cheers.--Jeanambr (talk) 15:31, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Easter cantata[edit]

Continued from above. I converted the recordings to tables and tried to structure a bit. We should now look at each section, make things a bit more logical - it shows that the article grew since 2005, and things were added here and there, some almost contradicting each other. We also need more lead, then we can go for GA. In the next step, I suggest to have more background, about Bach at the time, perhaps also at his colleagues and their works, his models? - and I would like a look at his later cantatas on purely chorale text, - but those steps only after it's GA. Looking for images is another task which can start right now. Compare BWV 165, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:41, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

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Solo cantata[edit]

Re BWV 188, I remember to have read (but don't remember where) that Bach named cantata only a work with soloists, note plural. Worth looking for a source. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:04, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes. However, I don't think he used the term much. Thoughtfortheday (talk) 15:34, 21 October 2015 (UTC)



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BWV 4[edit]

I was bold and made the GA nomination. Thank you for all you did already, background and recordings developed in a stunning way. Let's not change much right now, more details after GA please ;) - Please watch the review and feel free to make changes and discuss questions! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:42, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for making the nomination and let's see how it goes. --Thoughtfortheday (talk) 11:15, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
You will have seen that I made a link to the general sections on recordings and removed some things on the cantata, such as that Rilling finished sooner,-feel free to polish. We even found a willing reviewer already! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:36, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
You were right to remove the mention of Rilling winning the race. --Thoughtfortheday (talk) 12:26, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year! Heading for FA: could you write a very first section "Background", a (very brief) summary of Bach's career until he first wrote the work? I will expand the music section and upgrade the references to Harvard. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:45, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year! I will write something. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 20:22, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
You can copy from what you wrote for other early cantatas, - just say you did on the talk. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:28, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
... about where he came from, at the most likely time, - imagine a reader who has no idea who Bach is ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:42, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! - I think 15 Jan - celebration of 15 years Wikipedia - would be a good day to go for FA. I will try to change more refs to Harvard. Could you point out the relevance of the choral preludes, and date them? Perhaps move it to the section about the hymn, in music? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Perhaps also mention BWV 695? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:10, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
I am working on the chorale preludes. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 20:39, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Great. I plan to improve the other early cantatas, but after the main one. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:38, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Harvard refs established. Do you have access to the Taruskin book and can look up precise page numbers? One more thing needed is alt descriptions of the images. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:41, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
I am in Cumbria and I don't think I can access the book, sorry. Thanks for all the work you have been doing. Is there another article that shows what needs to be done with the images? -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 00:07, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
BWV 172, BWV 22, BWV 165, parameter "alt" better has a description of the image for someone who doesn't see it, such as a blind reader. Happy 15 years! With a conductor of a Bach cantata on the Main page ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 00:23, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Review[edit]

I was bold again: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4/archive1 --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:49, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello. My edit on the current FAC resolved a sneaky syntactic ambiguity regarding the referent of the pronoun "he" (i.e., was "he" Bach or was "he" Pachelbel); yours removed content (the fact that JSB & P never met). I'm struggling to think of a congenial way to present this request (given that you can't see my face to know that I'm not being snippy or anything like that), but I think perhaps you should consider self-reverting your edit here. Thanks  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 02:22, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

    • Hello. Thank you for raising this. My worry with your edit, and I was possibly being too fussy, is that "the two" potentially introduced another ambiguity, namely that it could be construed as meaning that Pachelbel did not meet the elder of the brothers rather than the correct interpretation that Pachelbel is not known to have met JS. I take your point that my edit removed relevant content, and I have modified it again. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 05:06, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
      • OK, looks good. I have no idea whether anyone will slap a "cite needed" on the Thuringia detail, but I doubt. Thanks!   Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 05:45, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for adding but I wouldn't change right now when supports are coming ;) - there was a harv error when I looked last, started on the one below, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:34, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

I looked at the refs and found two not in the style of the others, one is about the doubtful image, and is the same for the other FAs, the other the Grove online ref. I tried formatting:

  • Emery, Walter; Wolff, Christoph. "Johann Sebastian Bach – 1. Childhood.". In L. Macy. Grove Music Online (Special English edition).  Subscription required

I looked at our Bach article and found only the real Grove. How about that? Page number? If we want to use the above, it's missing a year. Delegate said "almost there"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:58, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes, the Grove reference does need attention. Unfortunately I am away from the public library I normally use to access Grove. Instead I have had a look at Wolff's "The learned musician" (corrected edition 2014). On p.37 he mentions that Bach may have met Pachelbel at his brother's wedding, but we don't know whether this was the case, and Wolff isn't aware of other possible occasions. As far as I know, Grove Online covers much the same ground (I'm not sure about the printed version). -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 18:17, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
Good idea to use Wolff! - Wouldn't surprised if it covers the same, Wolff was one of the authorsfor Grove as well ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:04, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Done! Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:15, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

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Precious again, your excellent contributions which helped to improve Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 to FA!

My next idea for a Bach FA is BWV 161 (because it was possibly premiered in 1716), - feel free to be part of that also, - I liked the teamwork! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:12, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Well done for geting all that work completed in time for Easter! I will have a look at BWV 161. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 12:08, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
For your album: Wikipedia:Main Page history/2016 March 27, with thanks! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:27, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

BWV 106[edit]

In the mood for that one. How would you summarize the text sources (for our table): it's so complex, see? Several bits from the Old Testament, several from the New, additions, several hymns, often a mixture in one movement: so thoughtful! Thought for eternity, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:24, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

I will have a think about this. By the way, thanks for all the work you have been doing on BWV 4. I'm somewhat bemused about how complicated the review process has been, but I suppose it reflects that fact that it is quite a difficult work about which to make definite statements. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 15:55, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
You haven't seen me reviewing Wagner ;) (In which context the line "An infobox would damage the article." was coined.) - Actually, so far it's rather straightforward: refs missed, refs supplied, duplication avoided. I hope by changing the order of things I didn't frustrate the reviewers who may have to read again. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:03, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
"Afterlife" is - to my knowledge - not covered in the lyrics added to biblical and chorale, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:57, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

The Passion of Joan of Arc[edit]

Hi, just noticed the great work you did on this page a while ago and was wondering what you thought this page needed to get to GA status. I know that there's at least two books I could get for additional info, both by David Bordwell (I think). Do you like how the production section is organized? I hadn't done it that way before and was just experimenting.--Deoliveirafan (talk) 23:05, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

If you want to, please take a look at the article about Jovan Radomir. Any help is appreciated.--BabbaQ (talk) 10:12, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Allonby Bay[edit]

Thank you for your recent contributions to Allonby Bay and the MCZ there. It's great to see the article being developed and updated as new information becomes available! Stcuthbertsport (talk) 11:42, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Jovan Radomir[edit]

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BWV 196[edit]

I am in the process of going over the other early cantatas, today BWV 196. There's this interesting idea that Bach may have composed it for his own wedding, - however, I don't find that in any of the sources I consulted. Did I miss something? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:05, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

I did read it somewhere. I wish I took better notes, as I will have to do some searching. I don't think the reasoning was complicated - just that the date of Bach's wedding would make it a possibility. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 10:53, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
The reasoning coming up more often is for the wedding of the minister who had wedded Bach,a year later. Where was Bach's wedding. One source says Arnstadt, can't find Dornheim, other than for the minister's wedding. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:01, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
ps: I see our article has Dornheim, and it seems so close that it may be regarded as part of Arnstadt. What was her maiden name? Bach,- as his cousin? Wedemann? see [5] --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:09, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
I found About Bach by George Stauffer, Gregory Butler on a Google search for "Bach's own wedding BWV 196". They suggest that if the cantata was suitable for performance at Dornheim for the minister's wedding, it could have been suitable for Bach's wedding at the same location. I hadn't really thought about Frau Bach's maiden name....I will have to look into this. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 11:19, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, there doesn't seem much doubt her surname was Bach. Opinions vary, however, on why they married in Dornheim rather than Arnstadt. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 19:17, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
She was from there, and the minister. Up to this time, weddings are often the obligation of the bride's family. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:21, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 19:25, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

BWV 71[edit]

Looking at that one, I noticed how often - starting in the lead - it says what it is not, - can you add positively to the lead what it is? Bach's first printed work, as far as I understand. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:27, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes, it is held to be his first printed work, and Handel hadn't had anything printed by that date apparently. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 17:13, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
"Election" for the council was how? - In Leipzig, there was nothing deserving the term election in a democratic sense, compare BWV 22. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:58, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
Good point. Perhaps inauguration would be a better word. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 22:05, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
Inauguration is used for the occasion of the cantata, but it says something like "election the previous day". I suggest to source that, and say very precisely what's meant, or drop that bit,- I don't think it helps our understanding of the music ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:01, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of The Organ (pipe organ magazine)[edit]

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UK Wikimeet survey results[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For getting Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 up to FA status with Gerda. Well done! Hope to see more at FAC!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:24, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you also for having started Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196, now a GA. On Bach's birthday, I would like to nominate one more for GA, thinking of BWV 71. Would you perhaps do BWV 131? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:30, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

I'm fond of BWV 131, so I would enjoy doing more work on it. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 12:04, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Lovely! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:29, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

BWV 131 (improve to GA)[edit]

I suggest that tomorrow I give it a table of the movements, and then YOU nominate it for GA,you did so much more than I did, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:24, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for taking on the table. I will nominate it. Give me a few days, as one of the references (Hill, John. "The Church of Blaise the Divine) has gone dead and I will need to replace it. --Thoughtfortheday (talk) 23:55, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
Table is in. I will also format the recordings and get more text and translation in. If you do more lead, it should be fine! Love it! - Suggest to use an interior image of the Marienkirche if there is one. (I prefer the German name, "St" looks so un-German ;) (would be "St.") --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:04, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

On your main page appearance today. Ceoil (talk) 22:55, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

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

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

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Congrats! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:18, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Jaguar for passing the article and Gerda for your help. I intend to do some more work on the article. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 21:22, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Good plan! Could be FA some day. - Do you want to help with my plan to have a GA for every occasion of the liturgical year? I picked two, for Easter I and Easter II, we have already two for Easter III. Would you like to expand one of the Easter IV choices? Three weeks to go. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:35, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the invitation. I'm not sure how much time/stamina I will have this month, but yes, I will have a look at one of them. No preference really...they are more or less new to me. Perhaps you could suggest one. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 15:54, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
I have no preference. If you feel the same, perhaps take the one on the woman's libretto, the one he struggled with for the end of the second cycle ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:54, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
OK. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 20:21, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

BWV 71 more[edit]

The repeat performance in Bach's church, - where does that come from, and it should be clarified more if true? Please see the GA review, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:23, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

As I understand it, the repeat performance is mentioned by a near-contemporary source but not specifically in the context of the Bach work, so we can only assume Bach expected a repeat. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 09:33, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
If it's that vague, should we mention it at all? - Please feel free to discuss in the review, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:43, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Dowland[edit]

Hello. I was looking at the article for John Dowland's Second book of Songs which is largely your work (for which, thanks). I have been trying to change the page name the title of the book, which does not have an archaic 'e' in the word 'songs' (but is does in 'booke') in the original print. I don't have the editing skills to change that though. Maybe you can.

Here's a link to a jpeg of the original title page so you can check my fact and the original spelling. http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Bilder/Dowland4/DowlandSecond.jpg Preceding unsigned comment added by Je9671111.

I am happy to help. I have the permission necessary for moving a page on my alternative account. There is a complication in that the IMSLP score has "Second Book of Songes" with the title you cite as an alternative [6]. I have left the title as "Second Book of Songs" (modern spelling)for the time being. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 17:48, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Gott ist mein König, BWV 71 has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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BWV 108[edit]

... should be nominated for GA tomorrow, - will you or should I? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:02, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

I did it.

Thanks -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 17:41, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Want to pick one for the sixth Sunday, BWV 44 or 183? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:33, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

I would like to do some work on BWV 183, please. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 17:46, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Go ahead, I am happy about less work. If you wanted to nominate BWV 108, I can revert and you do it. I just thought it was written for this Sunday and should receive attention today ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:03, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
You were right to nominate BMV 108, and I don´t think there is any particular point in my nominating it. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 09:38, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
I wish they'd accept teams. On my user page, I note collaboration, and I enjoy it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:45, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it is a good idea to encourage collaboration.-Thoughtfortheday (talk) 09:52, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for progress with 183, while I plan to work on BWV 34. - How do you feel about the changes to BWV 4. I have no idea how BWV 4 is better than BWV 4, - do you? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:08, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

I think there is scope for improving the BWV 4 article, but too many issues have been raised at once. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 10:31, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Agree, let's deal with it one by one. Name first: only today did I understand that the ngram used to justify the move doesn't distinguish the cantata title from any other mentioning of the term, in other compositions etc, - which should have no consequences on the spelling on this particular piece, - there's no "incorrect" spelling, but there's good and better. I go for better: as published in the latest critical edition. - Pentecost cantata was reviewed for GA and is nominated for DYK, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:29, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
For BWV 183, I made the structure a table (missing a few keys and times), also the recordings. Just add to the lead, and perhaps to the individual movements, then it should be ready for GA. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:34, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 16:58, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

BWV 108 is a GA now, - thank you for your work on it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:04, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

FAR on Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4[edit]

I have nominated Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. --Francis Schonken (talk) 09:21, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

open again --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:03, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Gott ist mein König, BWV 71[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 12 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gott ist mein König, BWV 71, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Gott ist mein König, BWV 71, is the only surviving church cantata by Bach to have been printed during his lifetime? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gott ist mein König, BWV 71. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gott ist mein König, BWV 71), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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DYK for Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 22 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Bach used the cantata Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194, written for the inauguration of the church and organ in Störmthal (pictured), several times for Trinity Sunday? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

pictured, thank you, for this one and many others --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:16, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

You may have seen that the Easter cantata is back to a previous state, - please repeat the improvements you made afterwards, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:14, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150 has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 183[edit]

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DYK for Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 23 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that some Bach scholars believe that Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150, is his earliest extant church cantata? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Your GA nomination of Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 183[edit]

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Congrats! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:23, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

The Gearagh[edit]

Thank you for working on this. Passed by it only this morning. Ceoil (talk) 14:29, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Churches[edit]

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