Talk:Symphony in C major (Bizet, Georges)

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Kalmus Orchestra Score and Parts

Ed. A4004

These files are of the 'neatly penned' Kalmus Edition. I have corrected all the typographic errors I was made aware of by fellow players. The scans have been cleaned and retouched. E.g. removal of unused staff lines, other poor printing.

List of Misprints / Errata Corrected in these Scans

many places, score and parts: rehearsal [3] looked like [9]
Score + Flute 1, Movement 3, rehearsal [4] + 2: dot added to half note
Oboe 1 - Movement 4, rehearsal [9]+ 11 : D corrected to B
Oboe 2 - Movement 4, rehearsal [3]+ 19 : F corrected to F#
Bassoon 2 - Movement 3, rehearsal [4]+17 : # removed

Fixed in 'scan rev hrs1.2'

Violin 1 - Movement 4, bars 25+26 : A should be F (a 3rd down)
Violin 1 - Movement 4 rehearsal [6]+9 : last note should be D (down tone) --Homerdundas 23:40, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Not yet fixed

Clarinet 1
- Movement 3 [6]+9 should be no #
- Movement 4 [9]+8, +9 should be B not c


The Choudens parts (which are what Kalmus reprints now) are now uplaoded. I think they pre-date the Kalmus manuscript, but I don't know that for sure. I do know that Kalmus stopped issuing the particular MSS parts (and the score) you posted about 10 years ago, after obtaining a set of the Choudens. Carolus 06:00, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


Wasn't this work not only first performed but first discovered and published in and in or after 1935, respectively? What is the US-copyright status of its manuscript and published scores, anyway? Eric 00:23, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

I am also wondering about the copyright. I found the following in one of the San Francisco Ballet's program notes (

Production Credits: Music—Symphony No. 1 in C Major; used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Corporation, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Universal Edition Vienna, publisher and copyright owner.

I still see the score listed on with a Licensing Request link.

The fact that Kalmus is reprinting and selling the score and parts for this indicates that the US copyright is dead. This is normally due to a failure to renew or a failure to have the proper notice appear (including on later printings). The work is not eligible for NIE restoration because it is public domain in the country of origin on 1/1/1996 (posthumous works of this nature are protected for 25 years from publication at most in the EU nations). Carolus 16:50, 16 January 2013 (EST)
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