Out of Print, Publisher vanished...
Date: September 26, 2012
What does one do if you own a piece of music and....
....you can't buy the copies for your choir because the music is long out of print and no longer on any music vendors' lists
....the publisher seems to have vanished into thin air so you can't ask the publisher for permission to copy
....the composer/arranger are both long dead
.....a request to borrow from a place you knew had the music (such as my old high school) has been turned down because "we don't loan music" or "we have no idea where that piece disappeared to"
.....a place such as a music lending library doesn't have it either.
I have three or four such wonderful pieces in my personal music library, where I only have a copy or two, and not enough for my entire HS choir.
Should I just copy it and hope for the best???? Or who does one ask permission to copy, in this type of case?
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