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Can you help complete the thematic index of organ compositions by Rachel Laurin?
See Talk:Rachel Laurin for details
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- In general, please be rigorous about citing factual information, wether it be from books, online sources, manuscripts. Feel free to leave a "citation needed" template in place of a citation, and someone else may get to it later!
- Please do not make this wiki the place to leave your original research into a topic. Besides not being able to be verified in the same way as any article could be, it would be vulnerable to be overwritten by anyone else (especially if they replace your research with older research). If anything, you may make a blog post or a similar piece of content and cite that.
- All aspects of the pipe organ are allowed. Pipe organs themselves, organ builders, performers, composers, aspects of organ compositions. For composers please focus on their organ compositions, but including a general biography is fine.
- How to title an article about an organ. Please make the title in the form "<Organ builder>, <name of church or location>, <Physical location (city, state, country)". More information such as opus number or year are welcome in the opening paragraph of the article. For example Austin Organ, First Congregational Church, Westfield NJ.
- How to write stoplists. Please refer to Template:Disposition.
- How to list works by a composer. This will vary depending on the situation. For some such as north german organ composers from the baroque period, a table with columns 1) Manuscript, 2) Exact title (not cleaned/modernized), 3) notes is preferred. For later composers see Jean Langlais.
- How to refer to manuscripts, unless the manuscript has a common name (such as Lowell Mason Codex), please refer to it by the RISM siglum followed by the shelfmark/signature (granted, the signature designation may be a bit ambiguous as well). For example, D-B Mus. Ms. Lynar B 3.
- You ARE ALLOWED to make a page about yourself or any pipe organ that you personally know, unlike on Wikipedia. However, please make sure that any factual information is cited just like on any other article, and don't just put personal information that can't be verified.
- If you are creating an article for an organist who primarily operates a youtube channel under a different name (example: Titus Grenyer -> Pep Organ), make one article which describes them and the youtube channel, make the article title their name, and make an article with the name of the youtube channel which redirects to the first article.
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