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This weekend, I sang Mozart's Requiem with the Bristol Choral Society. Splendid it was.
When the scores or librettos are handed out, I always have a flick through and read the pencilled annotations, shake out flyers and mentally recreate the previous owners - where and when did they sing?
performance plate is stuck into the inside of the score, rather like old library book records. Each performer who owns the score, completes the record "Name, Dates of Practise, Dates of Performance, Venue, Conductor".
Rex Tremendae Majestatis, mate.
Mozart's Requiem by the Bristol Choral Society [jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
obv. you wouldn't actually give the books away each time. [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||//Rex Tremendae Majestatis//
||That said, I rather like the idea of knowing that Hetty Gossip of Much Wallop sang the soprano line in the Netherfield Choral Society rendition of some piece in 1958.
||got quite a pair of lungs on 'er that Hetty, I hear.
||Rex, indeed. I have never been curious about the lives of those who used my sheet music before. Mendellsohn's Elijah will never be the same... +
||you could use bookcrossing (see link) to record all this online for you - pah to your pen and ink suggestion.