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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000153.txt from 2007/12

From: "Daniel Leeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 13:31:17 -0500

Actually the scanned parts are generally those produced in Europe ca. 1875
when their copyright was lost at the beginning of the World War 2. Kalmus
began to make a fortune when they simply copied older editions, Breitkopf &
Hartel for example, and then sold their editions (with the original
publisher's name removed, and Kalmus' name inserted in its place) at a tenth
of the original. A Beethoven symphony was no longer $150 for the complete
set of orchestral parts, but now was $10 for the Kalmus edition.

Later, Kalmus began transposing all clairinet parts. The C clarinet music
was changed to B-flat and, for orchestras with beginning players, the A
clarinet music was also transposed.

So there is a high likelyhood that the part sold by Kalmus is for B-flat
clarinet, though they may have the C part, too.

Dan Leeson
dnleeson@-----.net
SKYPE: dnleeson

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Van Cott [mailto:gary@-----.com]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 10:04 AM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: Re: [kl] Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony

The parts for this piece are now $5.50, but I don't know if they would
have any B-flat parts since the scanned parts are usually Kalmus.

Gary
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Daniel Leeson wrote:
> The reason why Bill had never seen the C clarinet part is because the
> publisher took the matter in their own hands, and produced a part only for
> B-flat clarinet.
>
> This is not now the time to address this somewhat disgraceful behavior on
> the part of the publisher, but I'll get around to it.
>
> But for the party trying to get a B-flat part, contact Kalmus. They are
in
> Florida, and they will sell you a single part from a work. So you call
and
> ask for the B-flat clarinet part for the Mendellsohn work in question.
Make
> sure they understand exactly what you want. Use to be that you could the
> part for $2.00.
>
> Dan Leeson
> dnleeson@-----.net
> SKYPE: dnleeson
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Van Cott [mailto:gary@-----.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 9:33 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony
>
>
> I just looked at the Orchestral Musician's CD ROM Library for this piece
> and roughly 4 of the 5 pages are for C clarinet and the other page for
> B-flat.
>
> Gary
>
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>
> Bill Foss wrote:
>> I have played the "Reformation" several times, in several orchestras, and
>> I remember NO "C" clarinet in it.
>>
>> Bill Foss
>> US Army Retired
>> USC Aiken, Woodwind Professor
>> Director of Bands, Aiken Prep
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Benedict Lockwood"
>> <lockwood@-----.ch>
>> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
>> Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 10:04 AM
>> Subject: [kl] Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony
>>
>>
>>> I have been asked to play 1st clarinet in the local community
>>> orchestra for
>>> the Mendelssohn Reformation symphony.
>>> I got the parts today and saw that most of it is for C clarinet.
>>> I know I should be able to transpose but I am more used to playing in a
>>> concert band and I have never really had to transpose.
>>> Is there a Bb transcription available anywhere?
>>>
>>> Many thanks for your help
>>>
>>> Benedict
>>>
>>> Arlesheim, Switzerland
>>>
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