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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001259.txt from 1998/03

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: Urgent Plea
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:39:33 -0500

On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Hat NYC 62 wrote:

> So I plead with you, if you are the type of player who must mark every breath,
> every time the conductor changes the pattern, note names in transposition,
> etc. COPY THE PART AND USE THE COPY. No one else can benefit from your
> markings and the parts become impossible to read after a while.

Every rental company I've ever worked with conditionally permits notation
directly onto the sheet music, as long as the marks are in pencil and are
erased prior to return-shipment to the publisher. Sometimes I'm able to
make a copy of the music and use it for mark-ups and performance, but when
this isn't possible, there's no guilty conscience involved in using a
pencil and marking the sheet music I'm originally provided. When a piece
of music is put on my stand with unerased markings by a previous perform-
er, I pull out my eraser and erase them, with the additional hope that
the rental company imposed an additional charge to the orchestra which
returned this part without erasing all such marks beforehand. That's
the way it's supposed to work, anyway.

Neil Leupold

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