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May music edit

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On the bicentenary of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, I remember our recent uplifting choral concert in pictures, on my user page and in my concerts (leading to the two at the church's article). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:06, 7 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Gerda Arendt: that's great, thank you! We're also celebrating the Ninth Symphony in picture of the day today. I'm just back from a long weekend of camping near ]Epping Forest. It was wet but very enjoyable.  — Amakuru (talk) 21:27, 7 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
I put a link to the picture of the day on my user page ;) - Glad you enjoyed being out! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:29, 7 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Today is the Feast of the Ascension for which Bach composed his oratorio, - perhaps watch a bit how the closing movement was performed in Bach's church. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:38, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Magdalena Hinterdobler is on the Main page today, together with an opera that reviewers deemed not interesting and too obscure for our general readers. The soprano thought differently, - listen and see. - Also on the Main page: a TFA by sadly missed Vami_IV. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:10, 10 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Gerda Arendt: thanks, I've had a listen to both those things. I used to go and watch the Bach St Matthew Passion sometimes on Good Friday, there was a really nice performance in Birmingham and in the old days Katharine, Duchess of Kent used to be one of the singers there too. Your Bach ascension link reminded me of that. Nice sunny day here today, makes a change from last weekend which was very wet. All the best  — Amakuru (talk) 10:39, 10 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, - same weather change here! - One of the altos in the Bach link was David Erler who was our soloist in the Mass in B minor in 2013, and the tenor soloist was the one who did all the St John Passion in 2020 in the lockdown. We were so glad he came to sing with us, and he inspired us all. He still has that broadcast on his website, - I mentioned an excerpt on Good Friday. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:48, 10 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Doom (2016 video game) - today's TFA is again by Vami --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:46, 13 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
yesterday's story remembered an oratorio world premiere I was in, conducted by the composer --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:54, 16 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
I heard lovely chamber music today, and the DYK mentions "profoundly human" singing (that you can watch), connected to a place where we'll sing in September --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:01, 17 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Removal of COSMOS field edit

I'm not mad, upset or anything about the removal, I just wanted to know what went wrong timing-wise or hook-wise that can be improved in the future on my part and if there was a rule that I had accidentally broken. Thanks so much! I'm new to the DYK process, so I like learning from my mistakes. :) MemeGod ._. (My talk page, my contributions and my creations!) 16:39, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Was the nomination meant to be sent back to DYKN? ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 16:47, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@AirshipJungleman29 and MemeGod27: Yes, it is... I was planning to reopen once I have a bit more time. And apologies for late notice, this probably isn't a very major issue, I just spotted it with only a few hours to go before it went live so wanted to give more time. The issue I have is that the hook as stated, that it was the largest contiguous survey by Hubble doesn't seem to be supported by the article. What's written in COSMOS field seems to be firstly a quote from HubbleSite, saying that it's the largest contiguous survey and also "imaged by most major space-based and ground-based telescopes", suggesting it's not just images from Hubble, while the following sentence simply says baldly that "The COSMOS field is the largest-ever contiguous survey of the Universe". If these inconsistencies can be fixed up in the next hour or two then I'll be happy to reinstate it without reopening.  — Amakuru (talk) 16:53, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Okay, I'll get to it as soon as possible. Thanks! :D MemeGod ._. (My talk page, my contributions and my creations!) 17:00, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
We should be good now, the issue was the wording. The survey itself was carried out by the Hubble, but there were multiple other supporting ground telescopes that kind of "helped out". The survey is still the hubble's largest-ever contiguous survey, even if there were other scopes involved. Thanks! :) MemeGod ._. (My talk page, my contributions and my creations!) 17:08, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
User:MemeGod27 that's great, thanks for the speedy turnaround! I've reinstated it to the queue.  — Amakuru (talk) 17:18, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

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