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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000213.txt from 2000/07

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] von Weber Concertos 1 & 2 -Reply
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 17:15:05 -0400

At 03:24 PM 07/05/2000 -0000, you wrote:
>> I have an edition of the Weber Concertino, edited by Pamela Weston and
>published by Fentone, copyright 1987.
>
>What part of it is copyrighted? There's very little (including minor
editing revisions) that can be copyrighted on a work that has reverted to
public domain. Typography/layout is not copyrightable in the US.
>Mark C.

Any edition, once made, becomes the work of the editor. The work of the
editor is copyrightable in the US. However, the original work may be
arranged by anyone - it is not copyrightable. Is this the distinction you
were trying to make?

RG

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Symphonic Winds
Advisor, IWU Recording Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3268

A Clarinetist's Revenge is sometimes personified by the following excerpt
from the London Daily News, circa 1926:

"The saxophone is a long metal instrument bent at both ends. It is alleged
to be musical. As regards markings, the creature has a series of tiny taps
stuck upon it, apparently at random. These taps are very sensitive: when
touched they cause the instrument to utter miserable sounds suggesting
untold agony. Sometimes it bursts into tears. At either end there is a
hole. People, sometimes for no reason at all, blow down the small end of
the saxophone which then shrieks and moans."

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