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To create any text on this Wiki you will need to login. Before typing anything into this Wiki do some searching and find resources and information about your assigned works. Do head to the Grove's Encyclopedia, do read about your movement in A History of the Oratorio in four volumes. Once you have gather this information (in addition to your text, translation and learning your piece) proceed through the following steps to create a beautiful and helpful page in this continually growing resource!

    1. Find your original text from your music or from one of the very good free, online databases. I would recommend looking to The Lieder, Art Song and Choral Texts Archive for both your original text and possibly a translation if you have not already located both. Do not enter copyrighted translations into this project. Not only will this material be removed, but your entry will considered plagiarism!!!
    2. Find an online version score of your music either from your own version (most likely copyrighted) or find the link on The International Music Score Library Project. Do not scan and link music that is under copyright!!! If you cannot find you score online, ask Chad in class and he will help you find it.
    3. Find a good recording/video of your work on YouTube. Click the code (just the number/symbol catalog number at the end of the URL) and save it for later in an email. Remember, the video you embed in your article not only represents the piece you are studying, but it also represents what you consider to be a high-quality performance of this work. Your choice says quite a bit about you.


Accessing the Correct Wiki Page for Repertoire

Once these steps are complete just search for the title of your piece (literally type it into the 'Search' field in the upper right-hand corner and it should lead you to where you are looking to go. Alternatively, go to the Composers page, click on the link for the composer of your work and scroll through their vocal works until you come to the RED link for your song. Click into it and you will be taken to a window to begin writing your article/entry.

Basic Text Formatting

The title of your song can be italicized simply by putting the title in two single quotation marks. You will not need to underline, nor will you need to add any fancy concepts beyond quotation marks. We will discuss how to insert footnotes during class, however you may peruse the MediaWiki knowledge base on Wikipedia's Footnote Reference Page, but since it is a big pain in the but for this project please turn in a version of your text to Susan with proper footnotes demonstrated in word processing software.

''Title'' will produce

Title

Whereas using the regular "double" quotation key on your keyboard will produce the same result you see when typing ("Title")

Then, enter the text into the Wiki field just as you would in any word processing program.

This text:

''Der Hidalgo'' is the third song in Robert Schumann's collection of ''Drei Gedichte von Emanuel Geibel, opus 30. no. 3'', published in 1841 but composed in 1840. This setting of an original Spanish text translated by Geibel into his ''Spanishes Liederbuch'' was selected with two other texts by Schumann for their setting as a group. Hailing from his year of song (1840) this character piece is ideally intended for a very capable tenor voice with three dramatic high A's.

Ends up looking like this:

Der Hidalgo is the third song in Robert Schumann's collection of Drei Gedichte von Emanuel Geibel, opus 30. no. 3, published in 1841 but composed in 1840. This setting of an original Spanish text translated by Geibel into his Spanishes Liederbuch was selected with two other texts by Schumann for their setting as a group. Hailing from his year of song (1840) this character piece is ideally intended for a very capable tenor voice with three dramatic high A's.

How to Insert Score Links

Once you have found your specific score on The International Music Score Library Project you should copy the URL from the page that lists all of the score options (not the URL from clicking into the link to "View" the score).

Format your link into the text of your historical description and follow this structure:

[http://imslp.org/wiki/WhateverYourURLis Name of Your Work] and finish your sentence.

It will appear like this:

Name of Your Work and finish your sentence.

My example was this text
The original score of the entire [http://imslp.org/wiki/3_Gedichte,_Op.30_(Schumann,_Robert)  op. 30 songs] can be found via the [http://imslp.org International Music Score Library Project]. A second, lower version is also available via the same link as above.

Which ends up looking like this:

The original score of the entire op. 30 songs can be found via the International Music Score Library Project. A second, lower version is also available via the same link as above.

Translations and Columns

If you type in your original text, followed by your translation (where necessary) you should have a rather simple time implementing the following code...

(original text)
Meine Hund ist gros.
Mein kopf ist klein.
Me gusta el numero dos.
But sometimes I prefer nine.

(translation)
My dog is fat.
My head is small.
I like number two.
Pero a veces prefiero nueve.

Meine Hund ist gros.
Mein kopf ist klein.
Me gusta el numero dos.
But sometimes I prefer nine.

My dog is fat.
My head is small.
I like number two.
Pero a veces prefiero nueve.

Looks like this

Meine Hund ist gros. Mein kopf ist klein. Me gusta el numero dos. But sometimes I prefer nine.

My dog is fat. My head is small. I like number two. Pero a veces prefiero nueve.


Using this code will automatically split your text and translation down the middle, into two matching columns. Feel free to save a few times to make sure the alignment is correct, which should only involve a handful of additional spaces between strophes.


International Phonetic Alphabet Transcription

Once you have your text and translations inputted you are almost good to go. The trickiest step (which is not part of your assignment from Susan) is in adding the symbols for pronunciation of your text from the International Phonetic Alphabet. If you have not been trained in this, skip this step and let Chad know. He will (begrudgingly) enter all of the phonetic symbols for you. However, if you really want to learn a cool skill as a singer, here is your change.

The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet are used to indicate one specific 'sound' in multiple languages (thus being international). These symbols are not found on normal computer keyboards, but can be inputed by copying and pasting from theOnline IPA Typekit. IPA symbols are traditionally placed directly below the original printed text and are surrounded in only on pair of brackets

This...
text
[tɛkst]

Looks like this:

text [tɛkst]


Video and/or Audio Recording

What seems as though it would be the trickiest portion of this process is, in fact, the simplest. Since you have already located your YouTube/Vimeo etc. video sample for a recording of the work you are performing you need only copy the code below. The only part you need to add is the multi-symbol/digit tag at the end of the YouTube video's URL. Do not paste in the entire URL, as it will come out a jumbled mess.

This...

{{#ev:youtube|f9VbeD8m8Sw}}

Will look like:




Have a good time posting awesome content to the Diction Hub and if you have any questions contact Chad at dictionhub (at) gmail (dot) com.