Talk:Overture (from 'Elijah') (Felix Mendelssohn)

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"It has been suggested that this page or section be merged into Elijah, Op. 70 (Felix Mendelssohn). (Discuss) Reason: This is an instrumental movement and should not have an individual page at CPDL."

Ok, who suggested this, when was it suggested, and where is the discussion? For my part, it appears to be a tempest in a teapot: i.e. who cares. Suppose I say that it is an instrumental movement and SHOULD have a page at CPDL. What then? That isn't a reason either. Mendelssohn's Elijah is a well-known choral work, but is not complete without the overture, which sets the stage for the first chorus. All of the other movements have their own pages, so where is the problem? Is the CPDL server out of space? Jennings 23:18, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Ok, here are the replies to your questions: It was I who suggested the merger on 2 August 2009. Usually, instrumental pieces are summarily deleted from CPDL, simply because the site is for vocal music, not instrumental music. In this very specific case, it makes sense to keep the instrumental edition, but not to maintain a page for it, because it messes with the statistics, which are based on the number of pages and on some specific templates used in them. Regards, —Carlos Email.gif 02:50, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

If other movements of this piece of choral literature need separate pages, it doesn't make any obvious sense to me to leave this one out. It does not appear to be the policy of the CPDL either. I looked around a bit and in short order found a couple of purely instrumental movements of a choral work that have been on the CPDL since 2002. The pages for them date at least back to 2005 and appear to have been created by Rafael Ornes. I cannot imagine how deleting any of these would make accessing the music files easier for potential users. Would your statistics really be adversely affected? Why? What problem(s) would it cause if they were? Is there no way to deal with the difficulty? Jennings 02:50, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Your arguments convinced me, the merger sugestion was removed. Regards —Carlos Email.gif 03:59, 15 October 2009 (UTC)