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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000164.txt from 1998/04

From: "Kevin Fay" <>
Subj: RE: Copyright Infringement
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 21:50:45 -0500

Sorry, Dee, but I'm afraid that you are correct. I didn't make the
rules up--I'm only telling you all what they are.

As far as buying two copies for contest--you always have to do just
that. You have to give one to the judge so he or she can grade the
performance. You are not allowed to give the judge a photocopy (or give
them the original and use a photocopy) at any of the contests I've ever


----Original Message Follows----
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 15:25:04 -0700 (MST)
From: "Joshua M. Coleman" <joshcole@-----.Edu>
Subject: RE: Copyright Infringement "Rules"

Dee Hays wrote:

> So I as the bill paying parent am stuck with buying two copies of the
> soloists music and two copies of the accompanists music so that I can
> cut it up and tape it together so that the unrealistic page turns can
> accommodated!!?? I can perhaps see the soloist memorizing but
> not the accompanist. They have a lot of people to play for and it is
> certainly not reasonable. I gladly pay anyone their due but to
> me to buy two copies to be able to use it is simple GREED on the part
> the copyright holders or the publishers. When I buy something, I
> it to be useable without modification on my part!! Unrealistic page
> turns make it unusable

I'm curious: Has a case like this ever gone into a court or been tried
anything? Because I have the same reaction to this as you did, Dee. I
find it rather ridiculous that my accompanist has impossible page turns.
And in order to alleviate this, I have to purchase _another_ copy? And
what about the soloist? I own two editions of Scene and Air. In both
copies, the page turns occur (for those of you familiar with it) near
end of the 12/8 section. Right after the page turn, there's a cadenza.
need to focus on playing the music, not turning the page! And I've seen
my accompanist turn pages like a madwoman to avoid missing a beat.

Have the publishers ever thought about printing the piano part in a way
so that the pages lay side by side instead of a book-type format? This
way, there are minimal page turns, and there won't be irate pianists out
there photocopying parts to avoid page turns. Thus far, from my limited
experience of performing solos, all accompanist parts I've seen are in
book-type format, involving many page turns.

Just my 160 pesos (old pesos, not new!), 3 yen, 2 cents, etc.

Joshua Coleman

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