Saturday, February 23 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
The Library as “Anchor and Star” in an Editing/Publishing Project

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In 2014, it was decided that the US Marine Band would record John Philip Sousa's 137 marches and provide everything online for free: audio downloads, scrolling score videos, PDFs of the edited sheet music, and historical and editorial notes about each piece. The Library and Archives sits at the center of this whirlwind, researching earliest editions and manuscripts, digitizing fragile primary source material, creating parts for recording sessions, investigating copyrights, editing program notes, and coordinating with editors, copyists, the webmaster, designer, public relations, recording engineers, and the public. We continue to incorporate lessons learned as each new volume is released annually, and we are happy to share our insights into an ongoing recording and publishing project that involves both historical materials and current performance practice. These critical editions are reenergizing interest in the performance of Sousa’s marches and are highly valued by music educators, in some instances making marches available that had long been out of print. In addition, the project provided the impetus for digitizing and making available the Sousa Encore Books and the Press Books, allowing unprecedented access to these valuable resources for scholars around the world. Learn how it can be valuable to participate in a larger project in order to gain leverage for some of your own goals and needs.

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Jane Cross

Library of Congress, Music Division
Jane Cross is an archivist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Previously she served as chief librarian at the United States Marine Band. Cross earned bachelor’s degrees in music and English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a master’s degree in library... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm CST
Grand Ballroom ABC
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