Saving Time With New Editions

Errors in parts or scores can cost a conductor precious time during an already tight rehearsal schedule.  New editions by Frodnesa Music Publishing clear up the oversights and errors from the original works without taking away from the original intent of the composer.  You can find great pieces for your ensemble at

Music engraving during the early 20th century required amazing skills that required an expert in artistry, cartography, metal-working and geometry.  Often working from hand-written scores, the engraver would use a wide range of hand tools to cut every item of a score or part into a sheet of metal.  An immense amount of concentration and precision was essential to produce playable music.  Once a page was finished, it was difficult to alter or fix many problems without cutting an entire new piece of metal from scratch.  Experienced musicians have long grown accustomed to "that one part" which they can always expect to find a note or accidental written in due to an error.  The following example shows one such error.Missing note in first measure of second line.

This part, in 3/4 time, is missing a note in the first measure of the second line.  New editions from Frodnesa Music Publishing use a contemporary process which virtually eliminates the possibility of missing notes.  Every part is entered by hand on a master score and proofed against whatever original is available.  Engraving oftentimes meant making tough choices on where place many items, this oftentimes meant dynamic markings not matching precisely among parts or tempo changes not aligning.  By pairing the above part with its sister parts, not only is the missing note clearly exposed, but the accents which appeared on the other parts were noticed as missing in this part.   Also, the key change in the original part could be mistaken as an accidental to the first note.  Our software uses minimums which help clearly indicate the difference between a key change or an accidental that may have been left to the skill of the engraver in days past.

Contemporary method for finding mistakes in originals.

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