Culture: Book: Reference
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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?

The 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.

Salva me.
-- jonthegeologist, Feb 08 2004

Confutatis Maledictis http://www.bristolc...al_Activities02.htm
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//

A good name for a dog
-- hazel, Feb 08 2004

or a dinosaur
-- theircompetitor, Feb 08 2004

dog would be best...!
-- jonthegeologist, Feb 08 2004

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.
-- hazel, Feb 09 2004

got quite a pair of lungs on 'er that Hetty, I hear.
-- jonthegeologist, Feb 09 2004

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... +
-- k_sra, Feb 09 2004

you could use bookcrossing (see link) to record all this online for you - pah to your pen and ink suggestion.
-- neilp, May 13 2004

random, halfbakery