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Field Nocturnes (take 2)

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  1. andrew

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    Hi Mark. In no.4 (I've now checked it against the score) my concerns were the passage from 1.20 (there are two distinct smudges in this) and, more seriously, the passage from 4.13 where the hands don't appear to sound in unison, or whatever is happening (it just sounds untidy). It seems very accurate other than those issues - I don't find what you're commenting on at 0.13 and 3.13 to be especially noticeable and wouldn't have even considered it had you not mentioned it. Perhaps the A#C# in the left hand at 3.13 isn't especially clear, that's about as far as I would go.
     
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    Chris, would it be possible to update the titles in the table to include the keys?
    That would make it at least somewhat easier to correlate between the Kalmus
    and Peters numberings:

    Nocturne No. 1 in Eb Major, H 24
    Nocturne No. 2 in C Minor, H 25
    Nocturne No. 3 in Ab Major, H 26
    Nocturne No. 4 in A Major, H 36
    Nocturne No. 5 in Bb Major, H 37
    Nocturne No. 6 in F Major, H 40
    Nocturne No. 7 in C Major, H 45
    Nocturne No. 8 in A Major, H 14
    Nocturne No. 9 in Eb Major, H 30
    Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor, H 46
    Nocturne No. 11 in Eb Major, H 56
    Nocturne No. 12 in G Major, H 58
    Nocturne No. 13 in D Minor, H 59
    Nocturne No. 14 in C Major, H 60
    Nocturne No. 15 in C Major, H 61
    Nocturne No. 16 in F Major, H 62
    Nocturne No. 17 in E Major, H 13
    Nocturne No. 18 in E Major, H 54
     
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    Actually that information should have been in the ID3 tags (in the Name/Title) - I'll need to add that requirement to the guidelines as it is especially important for a complete set. I had thought of asking you but decided not to. I'll add it tomorrow unless someone beats me to it.
     
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    I understand, Chris. I somehow overlooked the requirements for the MP3 Title tag amongst
    all the verbiage about the file names. I'll do better next time.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
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    Hmmm...me thinks that is a subtle hint. :wink:
    Ok, I will add the keys.
     
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    I am nothing if not subtle :)
     
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    For some reason, Nocturne #12 is giving a 404 error.

    --Mark
     
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    I see what happened. When I uploaded, I accidentally called two of them Nocturne #11.

    The one with a time of 3:55 is #11 and the 3:07 is #12.

    --Mark
     
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    I'm not sure what happened, but no.12 is not on the server. You'll have to post it again.
     
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    I have run all the files through an equalizer to improve the warmth of the piano sound.
    See if you don't find them a great improvement over the previous versions.
    The performances are the same. I'm uploading all the files (including Nocturne 12,
    which was somehow missing before). I believe that I have followed all the naming
    conventions this time; if not, please let me know exactly what I did wrong.
     
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    I have re-uploaded these. The tags were ok but a pity that you did not put the key signatures in the title tag as I suggested earlier.
    The names were ok except that nos. 1-9 should have had a zero on front of the number, e.g.

    field-nocturne-01-nodine.mp3

    rather than

    field-nocturne-1-nodine.mp3

    This is how it was on the site (you should always check before resubmitting) and it's so that they are sorted in the correct way in a file listing or in Windows Explorer.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, Chris. I'll keep in mind about the 0 before the numbers in the
    file name.

    I'm confused about the MP3 title tags. According to mp3info2, the keys should have
    been present in the titles:

    Code:
    > mp3info2 *.mp3 | grep Title
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 1 in E-flat Major, H 24       Track: 1
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.10 in E minor, H 46            Track: 10
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.11 in E-flat Major, H 56       Track: 11
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.12 in G Major, H 58            Track: 12
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.13 in D minor, H 59            Track: 13
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.14 in C Major, H 60            Track: 14
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.15 in C Major, H 61            Track: 15
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.16 in F Major, H 62            Track: 16
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.17 in E Major, H 13            Track: 17
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No.18 in E Major, H 54            Track: 18
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 2 in C minor, H 25            Track: 2
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 3 in A-flat Major, H 26       Track: 3
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 4 in A Major, H 36            Track: 4
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 5 in B-flat Major, H 37       Track: 5
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 6 in F Major, H 40            Track: 6
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 7 in C Major, H 45            Track: 7
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 8 in A Major, H 14            Track: 8
    Title:   Field - Nocturne No. 9 in E-flat Major, H 30       Track: 9
    Thank you for processing them!
     
  13. techneut

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    You are right, and it's my mistake. Actually it's one of iTunes' annoying "clever" tricks, it does not show modified tags
    (not even when you play the file) until you explicitly examine them. See image. After checked the tags of the first two, it
    shows them correctly. I hate iTunes's persistent and paranoid caching of tags, without providing any way to sync with the actual file.
    I once more need to consider another tagging tool (but so far did not find one I liked).
     

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