Workshop (III)

I mentioned before that I was revising my brass quintet piece. It's a fairly substantial rewrite. I had already put the score into Finale, so I'm working from that "copy". It's interesting--this is the first time I've revised a piece (this much) that was already in Finale, and I've found myself actually composing directly into Finale. I know that many (most?) do that, but it's new for me. I don't know if I'll do that from scratch or for a piece for a larger ensemble (one where all the instruments don't fit on the screen at once), but I like doing it this way so far.


  1. Anonymous1:57 AM

    I've been composing directly in Sibelius for a couple of years and can't imagine going back. You get used to navigating larger scores over time (at least in Sibelius).

    The sad thing is not having paper sketches to document the process.

    Good luck with the revisions!

  2. Thanks.

    I was wondering if there's any way to make sketches in Finale (or Sibelius) without setting it up like a score.

  3. Anonymous12:12 PM

    One can have sketches, and to be safe one should save back up copies over time. One never knows when a previous version will yield useful ideas.