I refer to no-one in particular but I put to you: 1. Composers work should be respected and performed the way they intended (even if that be overly complicated for contest reasons). 2. Conductors that need everything in 4/4, 3/4 or 6/8 surely should not be respected by our movement which has some cracking musicians in it. I argue, Simon Rattle, Bram Tovey or even Ilan Volkov would not rewrite John Adams "Fast Ride" or Bertwhistle "Punch And Judy" in 4/4 even though they would be much easier. Its artistically not acceptable. We should not accept it and further more it should be ruled that complete rewrites are not allowed. Should we not have to play off the parts that are published?, with rules dictating maximum amounts of changes? Would that not stop the re-write fad?? Or perhaps its really not important and we should all rewrite our finest exponents works in easier form for our convenience. The publishers could just email them to us and we can change them however we like?? What do you think?