Music Preparation Service
The mage of musical manuscript above (Joseph Beer's "Romance" from the opera La Polonaise (1977)), as an example, pricing for engraving the manuscript page would be as follows:
- 24 staves * 4 measures = 96 frames
- 42 of those frames are not active (whole rests or unused): 96-42=54 active frames
- 54 Active Frames times $0.35 per frame = $18.90 for that page of music.
Using the following example of a sixteen-measure piece:
- a single staff consisting of the melodic line and all applicable expressions and articulations: $4.80
- a piano rendering of the same music: $9.60
- the same music arranged for string quartet: $19.20
- A twenty-piece orchestra performing the same music: $96.00
...you get the idea.
Most projects contain one or two editorial passes back and forth to ensure complete satisfaction.
Graphic scores (e.g., Schenkerian sketches, modernist graphic scores, etc.) are evaluated on a per-case basis; call us with a description, or e-mail us samples for an estimate on your project.
What We Provide
Depending on the option you choose, your package may include:
One bound double-sided score printed on a laser printer at 1200 dpi
One copy of each part printed on a laser printer at 1200 dpi
PDF files of each of the above (typically e-mailed, but a CD-ROM can be Provided)
We can handle scores up to 13 x 19 (printing and coil/comb binding)
8.5 x 11 scores can be saddle-stitched, perfect-bound, or bound with comb or coil