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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000260.txt from 2001/04

From: Bilwright@-----.net (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: [Re: [kl] Re: [Re: [kl] C clarinet]]
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 17:04:17 -0400

<><> Please Eric, if you are really barbarizing the parts as you
seem to be planning, the least you can do is make a note exactly which
changes have been made.

Although I haven't attained the skills yet whereby I can approach
substantial pieces of music, and therefore perhaps I don't 'deserve' to
make this comment, my opinion is that it's *not* a barbarism to
transpose a piece of music to another instrument. A statement that the
music was originally written for <other instruments, with occasional
editing as necessary to match the new instruments' ranges> seems
appropriate, but "barbarism" is a strong word that seems inappropriate
to me.

I accept that transposing may change the music a bit, but so would
playing it poorly or playing your own variation of it or otherwise
playing it to suit your own needs and pleasures.

Cheers,
Bill

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