A little planning ahead can speed up your music preparation workflow without compromising on quality. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making your next project more organized, for the benefit of copyist and client alike.
Remembering Anton Coppola, conductor, composer, founding artistic director of Opera Tampa, and “maestro”, and the work of engraving the piano-vocal score to his crowning achievement, the opera “Sacco and Vanzetti”.
In anticipation of the 2018 Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) conference, an interview with librarian Paul Beck about his life and work, and to hear in his own words what it means to perform the essential function of the librarian in today’s musical world.
It’s not entirely obvious at first glance, but Sibelius offers an easy way to powerfully customize shortcuts in word menus to quickly apply common text expressions in your score.
Mexican-born composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon was recently interviewed by Tom Moore of Opera Today. Zohn-Muldoon is Associated Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. The interview is a genuinely interesting and engaging read, describing the composer’s early tuition from his father, his rock band in Guadalajara, his studies with George Crumb, […]
If you’ve watched Sex and the City or Homicide: Life On The Streets, you have heard the music of composer Doug Cuomo. Over the past twenty years, Doug has written some of the most distinctive music heard on television, and his career is now moving into a new and exciting phase. I recently had the […]
A few months ago I posted a snippet of the manuscript for Hector Parra’s opera, Hypermusic Prologue. Here it is again: Reader Ilja Panzer commented that he would love to see the equivalent passage in Sibelius. Copyist Katherine Anderson was happy to oblige; here it is: To see the example above at a much larger […]
One more story from my friend Wim Hoogewerf for today. He says: Last sunday I assisted at the first performance of Hector Parra’s Hypermusic Prologue by the Ensemble InterContemporain at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. A 500-page score, a real engraver’s nightmare (have a look at the picture above!) taken care of by Canadian […]
Paris-based music engraver Wim Hoogewerf got in touch with me to tell me about an 18 month project that he’s been carrying out in Sibelius that is shortly to come to a successful end. He’s been preparing the full score and all of the instrumental parts for the world premiere of an opera by the […]
The author Ian McEwan has collaborated with composer Michael Berkeley on the opera For You, which will be premiered at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio later this month. Sibelius played an important part in the collaboration of librettist and composer, according to The Guardian: McEwan began writing the libretto in breaks between working on […]