For the last two years IMSLP's categorization system has placed original works and arrangements in different genre categories (listed at the top and bottom of each work page). For example:
- For violin, piano = works originally composed for violin with piano
- For violin, piano (arr) = works originally for other instruments that were later arranged for violin with piano
If you're browsing for works
that can be played by a particular combination of instruments, do you find this distinction useful, or is it inconvenient to search two categories instead of one? We'd be grateful if you'd take part in our poll to decide whether the genre categories for original works and arrangements should be merged or remain separate.
In the event of a "No
" majority vote the "Arrangements and Transcriptions" sections would still remain on the work pages, but genre categories like "For violin, piano (arr)" would be merged with "For violin, piano". A "Yes
" majority vote would continue with the present category system.