Chapter 9

Digital Music Preparation in the Modern Orchestral Library

Matthew Naughtin     San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, California, USA


There are many digital resources available for the modern orchestral music librarian to use in preparing music for performance. This chapter covers the most popular music engraving and music recognition software, image editing programs, photocopiers and scanners being used in orchestral libraries today, and the uses they are put in to preparing music. There is also discussion of the relative effectiveness of various brands of software, with examples of their output. The task of producing accurate, clear, legible printed music for orchestral musicians has become much faster and easier with digital ...

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