Talk:Verklärte Nacht, Op.4 (Schoenberg, Arnold)

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Score/parts copyright anomaly.

Just wondering about something curious here, relating to the revised version of this piece for string orchestra. The score is marked "TB", which means it is blocked, and I gather this is usually because the score in question is still copyright, and so can't be posted here, and may not be for years. But I'm just wondering how, while the score is copyright, it is apparently permitted for the parts to be posted here. I mean, it is the same material, and, if you had the patience (and maybe a good pair of scissors and a great deal of time), you could reconstruct the score from the parts - maybe by literally cutting and pasting them together.

I have occasionally noticed a similar thing with other scores: the score is blocked, but the parts freely available? Is this intentional, and is there a reason for it? M.J.E. 16:28, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

In many cases, the score was published after the parts - it's more expensive, there's less demand, etc. In this case, they are actually two different versions - the 1917 and 1943. 1917 publications are public domain in the U.S. but not 1943. Hope this helps!-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 18:55, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
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