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Re: [ARSCLIST] Key Signatures
The the first few significant bars and "big tunes" are printed in three
books (at least) that are readilly available. They are
Barlow & Morgenstern. A Dictionary of Vocal Themes" (mostly classical).
This may hve appeared earlier under another name. There are empty blank
staves for well-known compositions where the authors couldn't get copyright
Barlow & Morgentern. A Dictionary of Musical Themes:;10,000 themes. This
covers overtures, ballets, etc.
I forget and can't find it right now the one with Symphony Themes. It's
much less useful than the first two. I use miniature scores for these. Much
of this can now be found on line.
I have a copy of the first booke by each turntable- home and studio, along
with a pitch-pipe.
As to identifying a theme by stating its key, at the least it involves
counting the number of sharps or flats and knowing major from minor. There
should be may aids on the internet for this purpose.
Pop music. I've never seen one. Since the "rules" about transposition are
far more lax than for classical music, whrer "everyone transposed except my
favorite singer", and copyright clearances would be a bear- or, rather, the
world population of bears, it iseems an unlikely prospect. Unless, of
course, someone does this for one of the audio and/or video infringement
sites. However, there is a plethora of sheet-music images on line, most of
which include the fisrt page of the music as well as the covers. Matt Jaro
tells me he will be touching on this cosmos in his forthcoming ARSC talk.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kurt Nauck" <nauck@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:10 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Key Signatures
Is there a website listing key signatures for common operatic arias?
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