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tbmartin

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Sound files for Walter Piston's books
« on: August 10, 2013, 02:34:45 PM »
Are there Finale or mp3 files available to go along with all the examples in Piston's Harmony and Counterpoint books? Since much of my reading is done on my bus ride to and from work it would be nice to have the sound files on my iPod.
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Re: Sound files for Walter Piston's books
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 02:25:28 PM »
With such a stunning response, I'm guessing the answer is "no."  :(

I guess I'll have to take my keyboard with me on the bus.
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Re: Sound files for Walter Piston's books
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 02:32:21 PM »
yeah, I don't think the Piston books are recent enough to have had pre-recorded disks to go with all the examples. The orchestration book dates from 1955. I think the other books are from more or less the same period.
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Re: Sound files for Walter Piston's books
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 03:43:01 PM »
I wish Persichetti's 20th Century Harmony had sound files or an accompanying DVD!

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Re: Sound files for Walter Piston's books
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 07:53:13 PM »
I didn't expect pre-recorded disks to be "original issue" with the books (and certainly not mp3s, given the 1978 issue date for the edition I have!), but I thought it might be a long-shot possibility that someone had made them after-the-fact. But apparently not. Hey, no harm in asking!
Terence Martin

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