Latest additions to the catalog

New additions

We’ve added a few new titles to the website recently. They are two Organ Hymn Accompaniments, an Instrumental Solo with piano and optional rhythm section and strings as well as a String Quartet piece.

Update: While not discussed below, we’ve also added two settings of The Star Spangled Banner, one for Strings, one for Woodwinds. We’ve also added a setting of Amazing Grace for Trumpet Trio.

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It Is Well

This piece is a transcription of the jazzy recording available in our catalog. It Is Well (hymn tune: VILLE DU HAVRE) is a very popular tune. This setting is for solo instrument with Strings (Violin and Cello), String reduction included, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Drums and optional Tenor Saxophone. Parts are provided for C, Bb, Eb, F, and Alto Clef instruments. The following instruments would work well with this piece: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Violin, Viola, Alto Saxophone or Tenor Saxophone. Usage: Prelude, Offertory, Postlude, Church or Educational. Arranger: Sterling J. Roberts

RESIGNATION

An alternate harmonization free improvisation of this hymn for Organ. This hymn tune is also known as My Shepherd Will Supply My Need. For use with congregational singing.

IN BABILONE

An alternate harmonization free improvisation of this hymn for Organ. This tune is known under the titles Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus and See The Conqueror Mounts In Triumph. For use with congregational singing.

The Snow Lay On The Ground

It may be a bit early to be thinking of Christmas music but you now have no excuse for not having enough time to practice! Get your string quartet together and get started on this piece. For String Quartet (Violin 1 РViolin 2 РViola РCello). This setting of the traditional Christmas piece makes for an excellent Christmas Eve piece or for any time during Advent or Christmas. Usage: Christmas Advent Church. Arranger: Annabelle Marie Edwards

New video: Importing XML files into Sibelius 7

Importing XML files into Sibelius 7

I’ve posted a new video on YouTube about importing and editing XML files in Sibelius 7.

One can take MusicXML files exported from such programs as Finale and import into Sibelius. Some tips on doing that and editing them once they are in Sibelius.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5gC_aH4pIc]
In addition to the tips on the video, there is also a plug-in available to batch convert a whole folder of XML files. Once one does that, it sometimes is good to run another plug-in. That being the import house style into a folder. Both plugins can help speed up the editing of the music once it is in Sibelius.

 

Enjoy.