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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000168.txt from 2000/07

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] An error in a Sousa march
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 16:49:31 -0400

At 11:44 AM 7/4/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
>> On Tue, 4 Jul 2000, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>> > 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!
>> The higher price wouldn't be because of the cost of production, but in
>> order to pay royalties to a composer/arranger and to make a profit for the
>> publisher. All of which, by the way, are good things for all of us if we
>> want to have new materials coming our way.
>The problem I see in distributing printed music via CDROMS is mostly in page
>layout; most of our music is printed in quarto in a larger format than 8 1/2
>x 11 or A size paper and is printed on more durable (and easier handling)
>stock than the standard stuff you use for business or personal printing.
Well, I guess it will just have to be printed on normal 8 1/2 x 11, then,
unless the purchaser also has a larger-format printer. The lasting
qualities of the stock will be relatively unimportant, since you can print
a new copy anytime you feel the old one is too dog-eared. Some printed
music already comes in the smaller format, and on not-that-great paper.

>There's binding issues, output resolution, and such things that need
>resolution, too.
I haven't seen anything printed in standard Adobe PDF format that wasn't
perfectly acceptable. I'll give you the binding matter, but that tends not
to be a problem except in larger works, eg., symphonic scale compositions.
Band music rarely goes beyond 4 pages. By the way, the last several pit
bands I have played in had computer printed music books rather than the old
standard diazo-reproduced manuscript.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
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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