[Linux4christians] Libre Hymn Collection - Assistance Needed
nathan.hale at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 00:12:58 EDT 2008
I would be very interested in contributing to a Libre Hymnal. I think
it would be especially cool to have music included in the hymnal, and
I'd have no problem helping out with typesetting using Lilypond or
ABC, or even some arrangements (currently doing grad work in
theory/comp), so let me know.
On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Pastor David
<pastordavid at bibleseven.com> wrote:
> Common Don, write your own! :-)
> Pick a common public domain beer hall tune and put the
> words of a psalm to it ... that's the way Martin Luther
> did it. Can't be that hard, can it?
> Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that I sing in multiple
> fragmented scales and cannot tell a C-flat from a ZZ-Top
> on a sheet of music?
> So much for piano lessons in first grade and trombone
> in middle school.
> Stay the course, brother!
>> I thought (but not clear on this issue) that any hymn written more than
>> 100 years ago is not copyrighted. I'm not clear about 75 years but I
>> thought any song loses copyright protection after 75 years, but can be
>> renewed for another 25 years?!? (or something like that - can someone
>> else clarify?). I'm no lawyer, please take my post w/ a grain of salt.
>> I understand very well the general copyright rules. But you seem to
>> assume I know when all these hymns were written. Additionally, some
>> websites seem to assume that some popular hymns (As the Deer, etc.) are in
>> the public domain, when that may not be the case. I discovered "As the
>> Deer" is actually copyrighted, after selecting it from a website that
>> believed it to be in the public domain. "The Lord of the Dance" and even
>> "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" are copyrighted works.
>> Songs like this cannot be included in this hymnal (much as I would like to
>> do so). Actually, I thought Precious Lord was in the public domain, but it
>> isn't. I was hoping some of you could take a look at my list, and spot any
>> other songs that might need to be removed.
>> D.C. Parris
>> Minister, Journalist, Free Software Advocate
>> sip:dcparris at ekiga.net <mailto:sip%3Adcparris at ekiga.net>
> Be blessed as God blesses others through you! Pastor David
> Senior Associate Pastor
> First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, FL
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