Re: Tonic sol-fa editions of choral works
Date: August 9, 2002
> I was recently given a collection of miscellaneous vocal music which
> included some tonic sol-fa (only) 'scores' of various choral works.
> Are these of any use to man or beast, or should I dump them - I have
> only ever met one person who uses tonic sol-fa (I am in Sussex, UK),
> and that was some years ago.
I would certainly not dump them. A few years ago I placed
a sample of tonic sol-fa notation on my Sacred Harp singing
web site, to show examples of other variant notations:
Since that time, I have received several inquiries from places
as far off as Kenya, Fiji and other former colonies, all asking
for information and printed music in sol-fa notation. Maybe
you could sell them at Ebay...
Warren Steel mudws(a)olemiss.edu
Department of Music University of Mississippi