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#1 David Drinkell

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

Can anyone point me in the direction of a copy of Fela Sowande's 'Joshua fit de battle of Jericho'?

I remember it being quite popular years ago and it's a good lollipop.

Thanks!

#2 davidh

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

I have a copy that I don't need. Please send me a PM with your address, and I will post it to you..

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

Dear David-

I would love to get my hands on a copy as well- is there any possibility of scanning it in?

C-V

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:32 PM

I should advise that the music is still in copyright. I bought my own archive copy in 2005, and see that an archive copy can be obtained from http://www.fullermus...atno=MV00001879 and from other online sources.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

I still wait to hear from David Drinkell. I'm sorry, CV, but I have only one copy and I respect copyright (when the publisher bothers to keep an item in print).

My copy cost 2/6d - in today's money 12 1/2p, and the price now from Fuller Music is £7.50, which is 60 times as much, a ridiculous price for 4 pages of music + title page and biography of Sowande

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

Isn't it "Joshua fit de Battle ob Jericho", IIRC? (I'd verify it if I could find my copy!)

#7 AJJ

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:05 PM

I believe it is.

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"…We can’t criticize the organ for being boring. In such cases it is the organist that is boring. There is no such thing as a boring organ."

#8 David Drinkell

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

Thank-you to all who replied, either on or off forum. I'm playing 'Joshua' tonight ("Last Night of the Proms" concert as part of our Patronal Festival celebrations), together with Henry Wood's Sea Songs, Pomp & Circumstance, etc, etc.....

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:07 PM

Update: The piece is now available through Boosey & Hawkes at this link. Inexcusably, the composer is listed as 'Joshua Fit' and the piece mistitled (is it any wonder it has been difficult to track down?), and Boosey assure me that this error will be corrected.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:28 PM

There is a copy in "new or as new" condition for £8.00 here: http://www.usedorgan....uk/Cat1216.pdf



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:31 PM

I still wait to hear from David Drinkell. I'm sorry, CV, but I have only one copy and I respect copyright (when the publisher bothers to keep an item in print).

My copy cost 2/6d - in today's money 12 1/2p, and the price now from Fuller Music is £7.50, which is 60 times as much, a ridiculous price for 4 pages of music + title page and biography of Sowande

 

There has been significant inflation since decimalisation in 1971. Perhaps UK house prices have risen slightly less than Joshua Fit but some strange economic factors may be involved. In any event ridiculous price is not a permissible defence for theft under civil law as far as I am aware (I am not a lawyer).






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