[mailing] Re: [mb-users] Titles in Artist Names
marcosola at oksatcom.it
Thu Dec 28 14:57:03 UTC 2006
Il Thursday, December 28, 2006 2:45 PM
Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at mac.com> ha scritto:
>>> We need to reach a consensus and decide what to do about titles as
>>> they relate to artist names. Currently, some composers, e.g.,
>>> Sir Edward Elgar
>>> Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
>>> are listed with their knighthood title. Others are not.
>>> My personal feeling is that the title is not part of the name any
>>> more than Mr., Miss, or Mrs. would be; it's simply an honorific.
>>> How would people feel about:
>>> Sir Elton John
As always, all was discussed before
>> Maybe we could put the title after the name: Elton John (Sir). There
>> already was a related discussion 2 months ago (see "Ustad & Pandit
>> titles"). The conclusion at that time was we should use aliases.
> I like the aliases idea, but if we reach a consensus, we need to add
> it to the style guide and go through the database to fix the
> composers with Sirs.
I would simply stick and rely on wikipedia. So, no "Sir".
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