Recognizing a piece by its score

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Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby pupv20 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:14 pm

Hello. My teacher has printed an amazing piano duet, named "in memory of gavrilin". Unfortunately, she hasn't write the name of the composer. I've tried to find the score in the internet and the only 2 things I've found are:

1. Igor Rogalev Book of marches and dances in memory of Valery Gavrilin.
2. IGOR VOROBYOV - FIVE ROMANCES AND VOCALIZE IN MEMORY OF VALERY GAVRILIN.

My score isn't one of these, so it's very frustrating. I really want to find the name of the composer, please help me..
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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby jossuk » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:29 pm

This looks to be a piece in a collection, since it begins on p. 44. Your teacher may not remember the composer, but perhaps she could remember the title of the collection...?

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby pupv20 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:27 pm

Thanks, but she cannot remember also that. She found it on the internet and I cannot find the website with this score..It's very frustrating because I really like this piece and I want to find out who is the composer, but it seems that it cannot be found anywhere...

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby jossuk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:10 am

Not to criticize your teacher, but she might have been following some particular internet thread before discovering this piece. Remembering even a small portion of that "journey" might help in recovering the composer's identity.

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby coulonnus » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:38 am

pupv20 wrote:. She found it on the internet [...]

Is there a History feature on her browser? It helps if she approximately remembers the date of the discovery. :-)

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby pupv20 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:20 am

She cannot find it anywhere...I've searched even in Russian on the internet (with google translate, I don't speak Russian) and I cannot find it. The problem is that I asked her too late. She can't find it now...What do you think? Is there any way to find it by myself?

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby coulonnus » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:56 pm

At least, does she remember if the site was something fixed like a library or something evolutive like a blog or a forum? If the dedicatee is Valery Gavrilin (1939-1999) the piece is copyrighted and the site administrators are in hot waters. (we have no smiley for "scared")

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby coulonnus » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:49 am

And is the present image the first page of the internet scan or did you print it and make a photograph afterwards?

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby coulonnus » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:57 pm

Does your teacher use Finale? And is it for 2 pianos or 1 piano 4 hands?

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby pupv20 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:45 pm

Hi. The image that i've uploaded is my scan. She gave me the printed score in the class. The duet is for 2 pianists, 1 piano. The only thing I know for sure is that she use to print scores from Russian websites, but I cannot find it anywhere...What do you think? Do I have any chance finding the composer's name?

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby Choralia » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:57 pm

I would suggest the following:

- search using the most popular Russian search engine, Yandex;

- make a good scan of the score (not just a photo) and use the "search by image" function provided by most search engines, including Yandex.

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby coulonnus » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:34 pm

Then I believe this score was typeset by someone, because 4-hand pieces are typeset by publishers piano-I right page, piano-II left page. The braces look like Finale's, so the most likely source is a Finale score-exchange forum.

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Re: Recognizing a piece by its score

Postby jossuk » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:49 am

You may be right about the typesetting, but there is also an alternative format for 4-hand pieces which puts both parts on the same page. Of course, that layout is not as comfortable to read as the more traditional format, but it does exist.


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