Re: Patriotic JH music
Posted by Beagle on 5/7/2020, 5:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Patriotic JH music"
Carl Fischer does own the US Air Force song - for now. It will default to the public domain in 2035. I'm not holding my breath, however, that the US government won't extend copyright again by then, since the Mouse is again coming up for release to public domain in 2025. |
Interestingly, you do have unrestricted rights to perform the song if in conjunction with US military forces or with a civilian group connected with them.
Interesting. I like the idea with this one. I'd prefer if some of the rhythms were left closer to the real versions, however.
That said, I would find this version highly suspect. The Air Force Song is not in the public domain (Coast Guard might not be, too). The owner of the copyright (I believe Carl Fisher) does not allow arrangements. This is why the Marches of the Armed Forces by Sweeney (mentioned above) is out of print. It was published by Hal Leonard and HL cannot get permission to publish again (my understanding). I find this version suspect because it does not credit the copyright holders in the sample score. (Also, if HL can't get permission, how can anyone else?)