Category talk:Musical genres

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What do people think about a new category for "odes to music"? Many leading composers have produced one of these odes: Schubert, Purcell, Tomkins, Lassus, Bateson, Parry, Chabrier and Holst.

Some of these odes are addressed to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. There is a category for those but many other odes to music do not mention her at all, most notably perhaps Schubert's "An die Musik".

Jgoodliffe (talk) 10:00, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

As I was saying on Johnathan's talk, "Odes to X" straddles a line between genre and subject matter, and it seems to me rather than worrying about what exactly is an ode, it may be time to start a whole new branch of categories by subject, sort of a Secular counterpart to Sacred music by season: Songs about drinking instead of a 'genre' Brindisi? Richard Mix (talk) 01:12, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
I would like to propose Category:Music about music. I think it would stand alone, a subcat of Sheet music, but nothing else. The idea of categories by subject (topic) is an interesting one, but would be difficult to categorize - there are so many topics covered here! How do you subcategorize "Songs about love" for example? And almost every work page on this wiki speaks to a different topic. — Barry Johnston (talk) 15:29, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
Created the Category:Music about music, feel free to add this category to whatever work pages are appropriate. — Barry Johnston (talk) 15:48, 6 April 2021 (UTC)