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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000158.txt from 2000/07

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] An error in a Sousa march
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 10:21:14 -0400

At 01:14 AM 7/4/2000 -0500, Ed Lacy wrote:
>I think that you are correct that these sorts of things will happen, and I
>would expect them sooner rather than later. In not too many years, if a
>high school orchestra, band or jazz band buy an arrangement or
>composition, what they will get will be a computer disk, more likely a CD
>or CD-ROM. The disk will be a LOT more expensive than buying the paper
>copy is today, because publishers will have given up trying to be
>copyright police, and they will want to collect all their royalties up
>front. So the purchase of the CD will include the right to make unlimited
>copies. Therefore, if the tenor saxophonist of limited intellect, who was
>referred to in an earlier message, happens to lose his music, it will be a
>rather simple matter to print out another copy.
>
I hope they DON'T decide to soak us that way. With the prices of CD-ROMs
going down so much, they must now be very much cheaper than printing a
whole set of music, and you then have to use your OWN paper and ink! They
also take less storage space, and in fact, will hardly have to be
warehoused at all, since they can be burned to order from the master at any
time. Let them make up the extra royalties out of THAT! (Unrealistic,
yes, but we can always hope!)

>BTW, tomorrow at our town's July 4 festivities and fireworks, I'll be
>playing in two organizations - bassoon in the Evansville Philharmonic
>Orchestra, and tenor saxophone in the Evansville Concert Band. It's going
>to be 90 degrees, very humid, something between 25,000 and 100,000 people
>crowded into one space, and I have three and a half hours of playing and
>about the same amount of performing to do - and all the music consists of
>nearly perpetual loud playing. But, hey, we all have to suffer for our
>art, don't we. ;-)
>
I guess I'm lucky. I have only one performance today, and the predicted
high is only around 80 up here. It is an outdoor performance with the
Saginaw (MI) Eddy Concert Band, in which I am playing 1st chair 2nd
clarinet. We usually play on Sundays during the summer, but this concert
was moved for the 4th. We have a program of the usual Sousa marches, a Bob
Hope medley, Gould's "American Salute," etc. Have fun!

Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
451 Old Orchard Drive http://homepages.go.com/~zoot14/zoot14.html
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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