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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000465.txt from 2003/06

From: Audrey Travis <vsofan@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Purchase of Orchestral Parts
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 18:44:39 -0400

Matthew Lloyd wrote:

> I would like to be able to come really familiar with both the Basset
> Hound parts in the Mozart Requiem. That essentially means having my own
> parts. I am not prepared to buy a full orchestral set to do that - nor
> do I want to "borrow" some parts and photocopy them.
>
> Does anyone have a source (preferably in the UK) of orchestral parts for
> one line only? Is it something that one can normally get?
>
> Or is what I am suggesting so weird? And (this is really I suppose
> likely to be Dan or Tony) - if there is more than one version - which is
> the better/best?
>
> I could do them with Sibelius, but seems an awful fiddle. I have the
> full score anyway.

Matthew
The part for each basset *hound* is, for obvious reasons, extemporaneous.
Now if you wish to write out some parts, and train your hounds to sing
them, that might work, but don't go claiming later on that the parts were
original Mozart!! And make sure you specify whether the parts are for
*dark* or *bright* hounds.

Love it when this happens - thanks for the good laugh!

Audrey

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