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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000473.txt from 2002/06

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Transpose from CD
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 18:25:24 -0400

At 03:39 PM 6/15/2002 -0400, Karl Krelove wrote:
>This is a little off-topic, but I'm in a hurry. Is anyone aware of software
>that will read a CDA track (or a WAV if I rip the track to my hard drive)
>and, without altering anything else, transpose the entire thing to a
>different key? I'm compiling a CD of portions of several tracks from Hello
>Dolly! to model some vocal excerpts our students will be performing to
>audition for a school production of the show. The problem is the original
>Broadway cast recording, which the rental agency provided with the other
>materials, is of Carol Channing singing in her basso range. The agency
>provides transposed versions of the music (with orchestrations) for use by
>normal human sopranos. I want to avoid the girls' trying to model on
>Channing's key when the printed music they've been provided (and which we'll
>be using in the production) is a fourth higher. In addition the boys' parts,
>when they sing with Dolly, have also been transposed. I want to rip the
>portion of the needed tracks from the Broadway CD and move them up to the
>written pitch in the transposed versions without losing the vocal, the words
>or the orchestration (so converting first to MIDI is out).

Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum will do it, but it does induce considerable
distortion in the transposition process. I used it to transpose the Music
Minus One recording of the Mozart quintet to use with Bb clarinet but it
was not entirely successful because of that.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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