Faber Music have just announced the publication date of a major new book about the art of music notation, written by their Chief New Music Editor, Elaine Gould. Behind Bars, which Faber describe as the most thorough and painstakingly-researched book on music notation to be published in more than 20 years, will be published on 20 January 2011.
Although not directly related to Sibelius itself (though Sibelius was used to prepare many of the 1,500 music examples included in the book), it seems to me that this will be of interest to many people who read this blog. I hope to talk to the author about the process of bringing this book to completion nearer to the publication date, but in the meantime I thought it was worth posting that Faber are currently offering a pre-order discount of 45% off the £65 sticker price if you order before the publication date.
I’m very much looking forward to the release of this book, and I’ve already ordered my copy!