An IPA Source customer asks: What is the difference between “The Requiem Mass – Complete Text” and “The Ordinary of the Mass – Complete Text“? Is one of them more extensive than the other? Bard answers: The Ordinary is the invariable part of the Mass such as the Kyrie, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are part… Read More
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Ask IPA Source: Why are double consonants not indicated in the IPA for Die Forelle?
An IPA Source customer asks: It seems double consonants are not indicated in the IPA for Die Forelle. Am I missing something? Please clarify. Bard answers: Unlike Italian, German (like French) does not stress double consonants except for expressive reasons. In French, doubles are not pronounced excepted for words like immense where both mm’s are… Read More
Ask IPA Source: Looking for Edvard Grieg Opus 67 texts
An IPA Source customer asks: I would like to have songs of Edvard Grieg that are not in IPA source. Would it be possible? It’s the opus 67. Bard answers: Thanks for contacting us. The cycle Haugtussa, op. 67 is originally written in Norwegian, a language we do not offer. Fortunately, I can direct you… Read More
Ask IPA Source: Do you offer Russian literature?
An IPA Source customer asks: I am an enormous fan and user of IPA Source. You do a wonderful job and your work has no competition. However, I’m surprised to find you don’t have Russian titles. Is there a plan to move forward with Russian songs? Rachmaninoff, etc.? Bard answers: Thanks for contacting us. No,… Read More
Ask IPA Source: Are apostrophes in Italian IPA transcriptions the accents?
An IPA Source customer asks: Are apostrophes in Italian IPA transcriptions the accents? I was told to look for underlined syllables which denote that they are accented. Bard answers: Underlined vowels are sometimes used to indicate word stress in IPA transcriptions of singing texts (John Paton’s editions come to mind) but while quite clear, this… Read More