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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000177.txt from 2000/07

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] An error in a Sousa march
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 23:12:25 -0400

At 12:20 PM 7/4/2000 -0400, Patty Smith wrote:
>I for one certainly hope it happens sooner - the storage of music on
>computer disk and the electronic transfer of same, vis printed music.
>There is a lot of old music that is fun to play and definitely worth keeping
>in archives; I came across a great deal of it while serving as Band
>Librarian a few years ago with Navy Band San Diego (now Navy Band
>Southwest). I was consolidating holdings from three or four separate
>libraries and actually did more playing than sorting sometimes. The point
>is, when storage is done on hard disk, this music will be available for
>posterior, without worry about dry rot and fading, etc. It made me sad to
>think of losing a lot of this stuff. If nothing else, it amazed me to see
>what composers considered the clarinet capable of. Kept me practicing
>scales, thirds, fundamentals in all keys...BTW, I kept some of the
>borderline copies I was authorized to throw away. Hope the government
>doesn't come after me. Unauthorized clarinet music...
One of the biggest advantages of digital storage of music is that music
need NEVER be "out of print." A quick download to a PC or a burned CD-ROM
and you have a new copy -- no need for a whole printing run to be made. No
storage of the thousand copies the publisher had to print to make it
economical. No spoilage from age. No loss of revenue from groups
borrowing or even photocopying otherwise unavailable music -- they can
still buy it themselves!

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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