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    For what it's worth, William Rimmer died in 1936,...

    For what it's worth, William Rimmer died in 1936, so technically his music became Public Domain (ie. out of copyright) in 2006. However a complication arises because it's possible the edition is...
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    I agree with 2nd tenor; back in the days of...

    I agree with 2nd tenor; back in the days of hand-engraved master plates and minimum print runs there was some justification for not making spare parts available, but in the current era of digital...
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    I wonder how many people have actually read...

    I wonder how many people have actually read (carefully) the copyright notice that appears in one form or another on virtually every piece of published music? Here's the actual wording from the front...
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    Well, no. And this is whole problem with...

    Well, no. And this is whole problem with understanding the concept of copyright, because it leads onto all kinds of complex and difficult philosophical considerations of intellectual property, and so...
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    What makes you think I would be so foolish as to...

    What makes you think I would be so foolish as to incriminate myself on a public forum, which is often frequented by people who publish music themselves, and are also members of the MPA ... ? ;)
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    Of course, just to play devil's advocate for a...

    Of course, just to play devil's advocate for a moment, perhaps we're starting from the wrong place here; maybe if bands and individuals took more care to ensure that parts didn't go missing in the...
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    Not sure I'd agree with that; some of Ray...

    Not sure I'd agree with that; some of Ray Steadman-Allen's stuff is considerably more difficult that "Isaiah 40", at least in terms of musical difficulty, and being difficult to "put together", if...
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    Strange comment; much of Eric Ball's non-SA...

    Strange comment; much of Eric Ball's non-SA "contest" music is firmly rooted in religious conviction; the only thing that differentiates it from his published SA music is the fact that it doesn't...
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    Fairly certain Studio Music will sell you a...

    Fairly certain Studio Music will sell you a replacement part for the "Floral Dance"; "Cross of Honour" is published by Wright and Round - you may have to go through Boosey's to get a replacement part...
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    Looks to me like the same album re-packaged ......

    Looks to me like the same album re-packaged ...
    Going from memory, I think this album has been re-released more than once.
  11. I have completed the survey. I am open to further...

    I have completed the survey. I am open to further questions if you think it would assist your research; please PM.
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    I really enjoyed the slower, quieter sections of...

    I really enjoyed the slower, quieter sections of "Prague", even though they were quite dissonant. There was one bit which was supposed to represent the famous bridge, the name of which I can't quite...
  13. Thread: Different brands

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    Since you apparently admire Renold Schilke's...

    Since you apparently admire Renold Schilke's work, I wondered if you had read any of his papers on leadpipe design; I don't think he would have agreed with you on the unimportance of leadpipes ...
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    I'll correct myself, with some reservation....

    I'll correct myself, with some reservation. Smith-Watkin produce a bass fanfare trumpet in Bb with an 'F' rotary attachment, which they claim "renders the 'G' bass obsolete".

    And not all fanfare...
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    Not strictly true; technically should be 1...

    Not strictly true; technically should be 1 soprano Eb, 3 or 4 "melody" Bb, 2 tenor Bb + one Bass (G).

    When will the Eb sop and bass trumpets be available?
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    This statement flies in the face of most "best...

    This statement flies in the face of most "best practice" teaching methodology; The vast majority of competent teachers will tell you that developing a solid high register involves developing a solid...
  17. Thread: Rimmer Marches

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    GUS have a signature march called "Emaneff" - not...

    GUS have a signature march called "Emaneff" - not obvious until you sound the word out ... ("M" an' "F" - Munn and Felton). I believe it may have been written by T.J.Powell, but I'm not sure on that.
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    I'm very relieved you added the 'H' to your 'IMO'...

    I'm very relieved you added the 'H' to your 'IMO' ...
  19. I have no evidence for this, but a guess would be...

    I have no evidence for this, but a guess would be that it was GUS (or Rigid Containers, or whatever they were called at that time); may well even have been Bram Tovey himself conducting. My...
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    Yes, I used to have one of those as well, the...

    Yes, I used to have one of those as well, the four-valve version where the 4th valve lowered the pitch by a tone. They said it was to make certain trills easier, but I always thought it would have...
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    Or break the bank and buy a Schilke G1L with the...

    Or break the bank and buy a Schilke G1L with the optional E bell ...
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    Selmer?

    Selmer?
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    When I am asked for advice (infrequently) on the...

    When I am asked for advice (infrequently) on the subject, I usually advise composers and arrangers to write for trumpets in 'C' on the grounds that whatever key of instrument you specify, most...
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    There are passages in "Harmony Music" where a...

    There are passages in "Harmony Music" where a whole section of those would have come in useful ...
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    Somewhere, there is, I'm fairly sure, a major...

    Somewhere, there is, I'm fairly sure, a major orchestral work with parts for cornets in G as well. My memory is letting me down here, and I can't remember exactly which piece, although I have a...
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