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Sorry, Yet Another(?) Inquiry about WSS

This message was contributed by Steve Marcus on 29/11/10.

Dear Simon, Angela, Chris, Katy, and Sam,

One can follow this forum back to posts (including my own) from 2004 inquiring about your wonderful BQ arrangement of West Side Story that FAB performed on BBC. Simon explained the strict limits and the "challenge" of working with the Bernstein estate in even gaining permission for FAB's exclusive rights to performance and recording (it's still sad that FAB's arrangement can't be published--even if the Bernstein estate earns most of the royalties from it).

But there was discussion about dates for FAB to record the full 40-minute West Side Story arrangement for Nimbus that almost came to be a number of years ago. Yet, when one looks at the recordings available here on the FAB website, West Side Story is not among them. What is the status of that project?

On another matter, I have a question for Richard Sandland about a recording that he made with FAB in 2000. I realize that he suspended his tuba playing some time ago, but perhaps he can remember the answer to my query. Do you have his e-mail address?

You WILL announce when you're touring the USA, won't you? :-)

Thank you,

Steve

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