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Sonneck’s Obsession and Putnam’s Pursuit: Commissioning Transcripts of Opera in Full Score

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Senior Music Specialist Susan Clermont. For nearly a millennium composers or their copyists wrote out musical scores and individual instrumental and vocal parts by hand, using a pencil or calligraphy pen, vellum or paper, and a ruler. This practice only recently began to change in the 1990s with …