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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000473.txt from 2002/06

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
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 bhausmann1@-----.net
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Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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