Source of information on SCD tunes

briscoe

Message 9701 · 24 Nov 1997 19:56:07 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Why are you concerned about "breaking copyright" on the Sutton Coldfield
Index when you did not seem to be concerned with breaking copyright on the
Napier Index, which I understand is the basis for the dances part of your
database?

- Mel Briscoe, Virgina USA

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Alan Paterson wrote:

> To those who work with SCD tunes:
> =================================
>
> You may know that I am working on a database of SCD information. This
> is fairly well advanced and I am now putting some effort into getting
> it on the Internet.
>
> Among the data contained therein is the contents of the Sutton
> Coldfield Index (Barry Priddey). I have only just completed typing (!)
> this in. (Question: have I broken copyright by doing this?)
>
> What this means is that there is information on almost 5,000 tunes used
> for SCD. Since it is a fairly flexible database, this information can
> be looked at from many directions. E.g. List all tunes used for dance
> "ABC" or all dances which use tune "XYZ".
>
> I can imagins that this information might be of some use to those of
> you who compose tunes or devise dances. One can quickly determine if a
> tune-name is present and, if so, obtain further information about it.
>
> As I said, it is not yet online (I have to learn a whole lot of new
> stuff about web pages first), but, if anyone has any concrete
> questions, then I would be only to pleased to reply to these privately.
>
> Alan
>
> --
> Alan Paterson
> Berne, Switzerland
> xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx
>
>

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