ChoralWiki:Score pages pass 18,000

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On the 14th of May, 2014, CPDL reached a new high of 18,000 score pages. As you read this, there are 33173 score pages. Of these, 22243 are classified as containing sacred works, and 10944 are classfied as containing secular works (there is some overlap).

Here is a breakdown of our current holdings by musical era:

  •   699 Medieval works
  • 13799 Renaissance works
  • 4079 Baroque works
  • 3223 Classical works
  • 4924 Romantic works
  •   973 Early 20th century works
  • 5132 Modern works

It should be remarked that, within the past few months, the number of Modern era works has overtaken the number of Romantic era works.

Over the past year and a half or so, new score pages have been added at a rate of approximately 1,000 new score pages every 6 months. In the context of a goal of 2,000 new score pages per year and a projected 2,500 pages with new editions added in the current year, the bar charts below track the current year's progress against the fraction of the year elapsed.

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3009 pages with new scores out of 2500 projected (120.36%)
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2348 new score pages this year out of 2000 goal (117.4%)
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316 days elapsed out of out of 365 (86.575%)

CPDL is fortunate to have a devoted group of contributors of scores, as well as those who work behind the scenes editing pages, doing maintenance chores that help to keep the ChoralWiki site at such a high level of usefulness to the choral community. To everyone who has helped to make CPDL a much treasured success, thank you.


Charles H. Giffen
President, Choral Public Domain Library
Manager, ChoralWiki