Seeking "De profundis" by F.X. Witt
  • Claire H
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    I am looking for "De Profundis" by F. X. Witt which apparently is out of print. I have a partial score someone gave me years ago and started teaching to to my Schola for All Souls, ordering the octavo from Stanton's (the only place I could find it), but just got an email from them that's it's permanently of our stock. Anyone have this in their collection and could share a scan, or point me to a source??
  • a_f_hawkins
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    It's in a polish publication Muzyka w Liturgii nr 62 apparently in print and available for immediate dispatch. There is a preview of the first page on their website.
  • rich_enough
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    It's also published by Carus Verlag and available from SheetMusicPlus.
  • Claire H
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    Thank you for these leads. Hawkins, do you have that web link?
  • chonakchonak
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    Here's a seller with a copy for 9 zl. Perhaps it's the same one a_f_hawkins saw:
    http://nuty.pl/t/83513.htm
  • Claire H
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    So here's what I've run into...I emailed Carus Verlag and they don't sound willing to sell me a digital score. Instead they want to charge me $50 to ship 10 hard copies of music! :( Any other suggestions??
  • a_f_hawkins
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    Performed last year at St Stanislaus, Milwaukee you could try emailing them for a copy,
    ststanislaus@institute-christ-king.org
    The Polish site says it is OUT of stock when you click 'buy now', unfortunately.
  • MarkS
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    Carlus Verlag is distributed in the U.K. by Presto Classical. I have dealt with them on a number of occasions and shipping (to the USA) has been quite reasonable. $1.50/copy—there doesn't appear to be a minimum order.
    https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/sheet-music/search?search_query=De+Profundis+Witt
  • a_f_hawkins
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    Aagh - Presto tells you about the minimum order after you try to order fewer (it's 20! for this item).
  • I would second the recommendation for Presto. I often find it’s cheaper to order American music through them than directly from the publishers or Sheet Music Plus (slower shipping than from England!).
  • chonakchonak
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    At Sheet Music Plus, the site says their minimum is 8; is that enough to cover your choir?
  • Claire H
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    The problem with Sheet Music Plus is that the have to get it from overseas, which will take several weeks. I need the score by next Monday.
  • chonakchonak
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    If it's any help, the publisher has a copy here with a big watermark on each page. The piece is two pages long, and it's #10 in the collection.

    https://www.carusmedia.com/images-intern/medien/90/9100400/9100400x.pdf
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen Claire H
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    Maybe consider this setting instead - it's not much more difficult:
    http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/images/4/4a/De_Profundis_Morago.pdf
  • Claire H
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    Thanks, all. chonak, a friend happened upon that same PDF today. I already had the first page (copy of a handwritten score someone gave me years ago), and I think I'll be able to transcribe the handful of missing notes for the second page from the YT recording (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-YWPasf87c)
  • So where's all the Witt? There's really not much up on the scan sites, and this is public domain music. Whatsa matta y'all?
  • chonakchonak
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    If someone can find older (i.e., public domain) scores in a library somewhere, it would be a fine thing to scan them so that someone could transcribe them for CPDL.
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen Claire H
  • eft94530eft94530
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    Can someone edit the Discussion Subject to be more useful?
    Perhaps ..
    I need score "De Profundis" by F X Witt

    [Good point. --admin]
    Thanked by 1Claire H