In May 2007 I was contacted by Music Sales concerning an Opera by Benedict Mason - Playing Away because the composer wanted to make some changes for a forthcoming performance. We had about six weeks to amend the score and amend the parts. In the normal course of events this would not be a difficult time scale, and given the changes we had made to another of his operas - Chaplin Operas in February the same year, it seemed the project was manageable.
However, what actually happened was that the composer almost totally re-wrote the opera, requiring the creation from scratch of a new 620 page score and all the associated parts had to be generated afresh.
Despite the additional work, the time scale was inflexible.
Supported by a team of about 6 proofreaders I set about the task.
Below you will find sample pages from the finished score and parts. This is the kind of project I am happy to take on.
Notation Challenge 2: In this passage the orchestra divides into two sections, one following the conductor, the other moving off at an independent tempo, then later dividing into three independent groups.