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Re: Tonic sol-fa editions of choral works

Phillip wrote:
> 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:
http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/notes/solfa.html
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
http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/
Department of Music University of Mississippi

on August 10, 2002 6:39am
Hi Phillip, yes tonic solfa is great for me, i sing with a male choir and
find old notation very difficult, Dave Griffiths
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From: "Warren Steel"
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Subject: Re: Tonic sol-fa editions of choral works


> Phillip wrote:
> > 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:
> http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/notes/solfa.html
> 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
> http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/
> Department of Music University of Mississippi
>


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on August 10, 2002 7:56pm
Dear Listers (sorry for the general posting),

Who is Phillip--what is He? I am interested in what tonic sol-fa music you
have--please email me privately--TIA!

Kerry Burtis
kburtis(a)aol.com

on August 15, 2002 10:36pm
Thanks for your ideas - I would be happy to send them to anyone who
would pay the carriage costs.

Phillip

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