ChoralWiki:Number of score pages at CPDL passes 20,000
On April 16th, the number of score pages at CPDL reached and passed 20,000. Although it took a little over 11 years to reach the first 10,000 score pages mark in 2009, the 20,000 mark was reached in just over 6 additional years, reflecting a much greater active participation by those editing and submitting previously unavailable scores to CPDL; additionally, the number of contributors/editors of scores has more than doubled in those 6 years. Works by more than 2550 composers are available from CPDL, up from 1439 composers when the number of score pages stood at 10,000.
Currently, we are more than 10% ahead of this year's goal of 2000 new score pages and should reach the 21,000 score page mark well before the end of the year. Some 68% of our scores are of sacred music, and 32% are of secular music.
Distribution of score pages by musical era:
- 3% Medieval music
- 4% Early 20th century music
- 8% Classical music
- 11% Baroque music
- 15% Romantic music
- 16% Modern music
- 41% Renaissance music
Many thanks to our editors, contributors and users for making CPDL the essential resource for choral music that it has become.
Charles H. Giffen
President, Choral Public Domain Library