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Re: [ARSCLIST] Ed Jos Collins, American composer/pianist/conductor: Revised call for recordings/info
Thanks for the description! Like typesetting, only electronic. I know
about engraved business cards and such, just hadn't heard it applied to
music. Makes perfect snse, just wondered if there was a more unusual
meaning to it.
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On May 10, 2006, at 7:21 PM, David Seubert wrote:
Engraving was the term for setting musical scores in type for printing
and publication. It was done in a variety of ways from actually
engraving on a metal plate to musical typewriters. It was a very
tedious and expensive process and required skilled craftspeople to
make the engravings. As a result, a lot of music was never published
or only published as reproductions of a copyists manuscripts and also
contributed to the high cost of printed music. In later years
engraving was often done overseas where labor was cheaper. In the
digital age this is now done with software such as a Sibelius of
Finale, but the term engraving persists even though I doubt anybody
actually engraves music these days.
Wikipedia has a pretty good explanation
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_engraving) and Don Krummel's book
Music Printing and Publishing is the classic reference in the history
of music publishing.