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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000206.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: RE: ICA Score Collection - Questionnaire
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 12:59:42 -0500

Dan L.:
"Scores" here amounts to librarians' jargon, I'm afraid.
Roger Shilcock

On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu wrote:

> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 08:57:10 EST
> From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
> Reply-To: leeson@-----.us
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: RE: ICA Score Collection - Questionnaire
>
> > 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
> > ======================================================================
> =======================================
> Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
> Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California
> leeson@-----.edu
> =======================================
>

   
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