How are we moving the project forward?
For works which were once in print:
- we obtain digital images of the work from various libraries
- then we run these images through optical music recognition software (OMR)
- OMR allows us to capture a file in MusicXML format, which is an essential universal transfer format
- after that, we edit the MusicXML file in MuseScore to make corrections
- then we may pass the MusicXML file on to a professional typesetter for final score layout
For unpublished works in manuscript only:
- we obtain digital images of the manuscript from various libraries
- generally we commission a professional typesetter to work from the autograph score
- in 2015 we trialled optical music recognition of handwritten music (unsuccessfully)
To add works to the Playlist:
- we encourage and fund musicians to perform CBR works at concerts
- we then record the performance, either in a studio or at the concert
- the recording is then added to the Playlist
- as time allows, we also add visual score pages turning in sync
Achievements so far
- choral - Op.33 "The Lady of Shalott" (1909): typeset by Anna Iuferova
- choral - Op.38 "The Stolen Child" (1912): typeset by Rosemary Galton & Rupert Bond
- choral - Op.65 "Brown Earth" (1922): typeset by Rupert Bond
- chamber - Op.83 "Septet" (1930): typeset by Alistair Jones
How you can help: typesetting
If you have skills in typesetting music in MuseScore, Sibelius or Finale, do please contact us. We have some modest funding available to commission new typesetting.
How you can help: performing
And if you are a solo performer or part of a small chamber group, again do please contact us. We are always interested to hear from enthusiasts.
How you can help: sponsoring
If you would like to step forward and fund the typesetting of CBR's two symphonies, we would be very glad to hear from you. Dan Rootham can be reached through our Feedback page.