On 1/8/07 7:40 PM, "Christian M. Cepel" <christian@...
> Couple of questions.
> The first is, does CalontirDance serve double-duty for Music as well? I
> think I've always seen musical discussions here, but I didn't know if
> there was a list more specifically for vocal and non-dance instrumental.
I¹ve always treated it as both dance and music, since we¹re a closely
associated bunch. I don¹t think the dancers mind sharing the space, do you??
I think it¹s good to share one list, rather than splintering off, but maybe
that¹s just me...
> Second is... A lot of it is copied out of copyrighted materials. Like the
> Dance Music, I'd like to give it to folks electronically and ask them to
> print it on their own dime <snip>
There is a ton of music available for SCA use; no need to use copyrighted
material and also no need for one person to be responsible for all those
copying costs. I have known some music groups who have found some wonderful
book and all agreed to go out and buy individual copies. But I think that¹s
rare. Why not make use of the wonderful free stuff available?
> The third is more for Mistress Conna, but anyone's welcome to field it.
> A while back I was discussing getting this group going with you and have
> since lost my inbox. You shared a link with me that had already done
> much of what I had planned to do.. I.e., re-notate a lot of this messy
> vocal music and then export to parts, both as sheets and as midi. Might
> I trouble you for that site(s) again?
That last site (saers.com) has a bunch of vocal stuff. Granted, they
arranged it for recorders, but it¹s got all the words, too. And it¹s free.
(Tons of John Dowland, for example.) I think it would work great for vocal
And here¹s the Choral Public Domain Library:
I would stay away from Kinkos, etc. I¹ve been really impressed with a group
that¹s an offshoot of the St. Louis Recorder Society, called Easy Early
Music. It¹s run by a lovely woman named Joyce; she¹s dedicated to helping
people learn how to play the recorder. She put together a web page with
music she finds from the free sites listed above (and maybe others, too),
and people can go and download what they need for that month. It¹s very
convenient. Here¹s her web site: http://easyearlymusic.org/
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