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    Looking for some organ music

    Hi,
    I am looking for some music, and wonder if anyone here might help me. The first one is a rather slim, black cloth hard-bound book of organ music for funerals. Unfortunately I can't remember the name, but my organ teacher back in the 60's loaned it to me and there were a lot of very nice (classical) pieces in it. I've wished to have a copy for myself many times since then.

    Secondly, I have an organ piece played by Calvert Johnson (composed by John Marsh) called Larghetto from the 5th Set, No. 9. It's very beautiful, and I've looked and looked for the music for it. I finally emailed Calvert Johnson and he told he it can be found in his edition of England: 1730-1830 which can be obtained from Wayne Leupold Editions. I checked on that, and it's quite expensive... especially when what I really want is just that one piece. Has anyone on this forum run across that particular piece of music, and can you point me in the right direction? I might just have to bit the bullet and buy that music book, but would love to avoid that for now if I can.
    Thanks so much!
    Jennifer

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    Sorry can not help much at this point.. I do remember the Marsh Larghetto: but can not find it in any of my music so far... I will check with a few friends perhaps one of them can help. Good Luck... LOL as it always seems to be expensive when you want a piece of music.
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    Looking for some organ music

    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    Sorry can not help much at this point.. I do remember the Marsh Larghetto: but an not find it any of my music so far... I will check witha few friends perhaps opnme of them can help. Good Luck... LOL as it always eseems to be expensive when you want a piece of music.

    Thanks so much...that's really kind of you! It's not that I wouldn't WANT the whole music book,but it's really prohibitive.

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    Chances are that the piece in question is not available for individual purchase. Composers rarely make good money from publishing individual pieces, so they create a larger book, that also costs more for the organist, and is more profitable for the composer.

    Secondly, there are probably other wonderful pieces by Johnson that you will gain by purchasing the larger collection, and it will become part of your music library collection for years to come. I've bought lots of whole books over the years because I wanted the "one piece", and I'm glad now that I did buy those collections back then as the prices today for the same book are just astronomical.

    The music of Calvert Johnson will never be in public domain in any of our lifetimes ... so don't hold your breath waiting for them to appear in PD any time soon.

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    You are right, of course, and I'm probably going to have to just bite the bullet. I have been wanting it for over a year, so I suppose that's long enough!

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    Have you tried music lending libraries like this one?

    http://www.bagaducemusic.org/index.php?sectionID=377

    Might be worth googling for others.

    Thought: if one were to practice from a loaned copy and memorise the work would that infringe copyright if/when subsequently played?
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    No, it wouldn't. That would be like learning an art technique from a library book (I'm an artist) and then producing a work for show. I participate in several online groups for this and we discuss legalities all the time. The library owns the book. You could borrow music (or anything) from a friend, or from the library--it wouldn't be any different from using your own book. (just don't claim you wrote it or invented the technique, etc. yourself!) Thanks for the idea re: music lending libraries...I didn't know about this!!

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    A wonderful point that Mike brings up.

    Locally, our university (University of Arizona) has a music library ... a subscription to use the library runs about $100 per year, but it could be a great resource to find music from living composers.

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