Potatau, Scenes in Maoriland

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Potatau, Scenes in Maoriland

Postby steltz » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:35 am

This page refers:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Scenes_in_Maoriland_(Potatau,_Abe)

The inside cover says "Abe was a born musician who composed a great many primitive melodies." Therefore, the suite itself was not composed per se by him, but Mr. Hume took his melodies and put them together as a medley, much like the countless paraphrases on opera tunes.

Should this be under Hume's name rather?
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Re: Potatau, Scenes in Maoriland

Postby Davydov » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:19 am

Hmm, a bit of tricky one. Since the score credits Potatu as the composer and Hume as the 'adapted and arranger', and as we don't know the extent of Hume's interventions I'd be tempted to leave it a it is.

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Re: Potatau, Scenes in Maoriland

Postby steltz » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:27 am

OK, it has the "for piano" etc. arrangements header. Should it be tagged for voice alone?
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Re: Potatau, Scenes in Maoriland

Postby Davydov » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:21 pm

The original could have been instrumental, but we just don't know. I'd either leave it untagged, or 'open'.

Maybe we should introduce an 'unknown' instrumentation category in cases like this?

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Re: Potatau, Scenes in Maoriland

Postby steltz » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:42 am

An "unknown original instrumentation" tag might be a great idea -- there are quite a few pieces here that have very little likelihood of being sorted out, and we tend to leave them completely untagged because once they are tagged, they kind of disappear off of any list that could be checked from time to time. At least if they stay on the untagged list, they are on a list that can be checked. The unknown original instrumentation tag would itself bring up a list that could be checked from time to time to see if information has surfaced. Like. Any other opinions?
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