I am entering in a release the includes Sculthorpe’s Memento Mori, and the liner notes (written by the composer) note it quotes from the plainchant Dies Irae. So I was going to, possibly in a fit of insanity*, put in an “based on” entry on it (which appears to be a correct use of it according to the documentation, as it “includes (parts of) another work”).
Surprisingly, I couldn’t find it in the database. I think I found a few recordings, all lacking an associated work. But I’d be really surprised if it wasn’t there!
- Could someone point me to it? I tried using the advanced search syntax to search for it under anonymous, unknown, and traditional, and couldn’t find it. Alternatively, it it’s not there—I’m not sure which of those special purpose artists to put it under. (I’m leaning towards
- Calling it “based on” is weird, by the ordinary meaning of the term. But not the documentation. Am I reading the documentation wrong? In which case, maybe there should be a “quotes” or similar relationship?
* any attempt to mark every work that quotes from Dies Irae in the database would surely result in a breakdown.