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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000203.txt from 1997/12

From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: ICA Score Collection - Questionnaire
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 12:40:57 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.83
> Subj: ICA Score Collection - Questionnaire

> Dear Klarinet Members:
>
> The Board of Directors of the International Clarinet Association, in
> response from the ICA membership, has been exploring the possibility of
> having the ICA Score Collection available via an online catalogue from
> the University of Maryland's Library (where the collection is housed). I
> am wondering about how many clarinetists have web access and would use
> this resource were it made available. BTW - there are over 6000 items in
> the score collection. These can now only be checked out by ICA members,
> and students, faculty and staff of the Univ. of Maryland.
>
> If you have web access and would find an online catalogue of the ICA
> Score Collection something useful, would you please e-mail me privately?
> Posting your preferences on the Klarinet List is ok too. My e-mail
> address is: stanalan@-----.edu
>
> Cheers!

Alan Stanek's memo uses the word "scores" in a way that is very
consistent with the Univ. of Maryland's use of the term, but not
consistent with the way most clarinet players and other musicians
use that word. Let me see if I can clarify that a little.

I recently completed donating my entire clarinet library to the
ICA collection and I noticed that each time I donated a work
for (for example) clarinet and piano, or even solo clarinet, I
received a letter of accession that referred to the item as
"a score." On questioning that term, I received a nice note saying
that this is what they were called. And that's OK with me, now
that I came to understand what a score was.

So the statement that the collection has 6,000 scores, means that
it has 6,000 works for clarinet, each of which may be a set of
performance parts, or an orchestral conductor's score, or even
a single clarinet part for an orchestral excerpt.

I think my collection was about 1,000 pieces (read, "scores") but
I am sure that some number of them were simply duplicates of what
holdings were already in the library. Probably no more than about
250 scores were not present in the ICS library before I donated
them, and even that number is an estimate. For example I am sure
that the ICS library had 250 copies of each of the Brahms sonatas,
so my donation of those works does not constitute something distinct
in terms of the overall count.

But I don't think that the ICS library had Waldern von Baussnern's
trio for violin, clarinet, and piano before I gave them the
"score" of that work which consists of three performance parts,
violin, clarinet, piano.

I just felt that the term "scores" was not self-installing.

> --
> ======================================================================
> Alan Stanek, Professor of Music/Chairman at Idaho State University
> Phone: 208-236-3108; Fax: 208-236-4884; E-mail: stanalan@-----.edu
> http://www.isu.edu/departments/music
> President, International Clarinet Asociation http://www.clarinet.org
> Come to ClarinetFest '98 - The Ohio State University, July 7-12, 1998
> http://www.arts.ohio-state.edu/Music/Clarfest
> Make plans for ClarinetFest '99 in Ostend, Belgium, July 6-11, 1999
> http://www.bitsmart.com/ClarFest99
> ======================================================================
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Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California
leeson@-----.edu
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