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Music Typesetting and Custom Arrangement Information

Music Arranging -- We can take any sheet music you have and arrange it for any combination of instruments (including voice and choir) in any style, form or length you desire. For average length pieces there is a flat rate of $40 per arrangement (with an additional $1.75 per page for lyrics or piano parts). Longer pieces or unusual requests will be estimated on a case by case basis.

For both Arranging and Typesetting, WE DO NOT TRANSCRIBE MUSIC FROM AUDIO RECORDINGS. You must provide sheet music.

Music Typesetting -- Do you write music but don't know how or have the time to typeset it so that it looks like published music? We can help. We offer music typesetting services at the following rates. For samples of our typesetting, select any title from our Music Catalog and look at the samples available there.

To get started, please send us a note via our Contact page

Pricing is based on the following for most projects. However, these prices should not be considered as absolute. An estimate will be provided prior to my starting any project. Any corrections, should they be necessary, are free.

Pricing is based either on a per hour charge or a per-page rate, whichever is lowest. The per-page rate is based on the number of pages the final product requires, not the number of pages submitted to be typeset. (This is because handwritten material can vary considerably between people and even if computer typeset material is submitted, that can vary considerably).

Hourly rate - $25

Page Rates:
Single-line parts (eg. from a completed score or a leadsheet) - $5
Solo Piano, guitar;
Solo instrument with piano
Small ensembles - $10
Full Score (large ensembles up to full orchestra or broadway type conductor's score) - $20
(All of the above are per page costs)
Extra costs
Add $1.75 per page for lyrics

As an example, should I get a 5-page score that takes me 2 hours to finish, that would cost $100 on the per-page rate or $50 on an hourly basis. You would be charged the hourly, $50 price since that is less than the per-page price.


Orchestration and simple arranging
If you need me to take a piano score that contains specific and extensive instructions and create an orchestra score, a brass quintet, a solo instrument piece, etc. add 50% to the per-page cost. (This does not affect the per-hour rate).
If you need me to take a leadsheet that contains little or no instructions and create an orchestra, ensemble, solo instrument piece, it is a flat rate of $40 and $1.75 per page extra for lyrics or multi-stave instruments (eg. piano, organ, harp, etc).

What you get
You will receive a PDF file that contains all the music you wanted me to typeset. I DO NOT PROVIDE XML or Sibelius or Finale scores

Other exceptions
Under some circumstances, the per-hour rate will apply for the entire project. Such possibilities include scores that are very complex notationally (eg. avant-garde or heavy graphical scores); Editing projects already complete by someone else; Making complex arrangements without any specific instructions and examples for research papers or textbooks.

I will typeset your music to any page size you wish. You will receive a PDF file from me. You can then print to the specific paper you are accustomed to. Besides the extra time it would take to get a final paper product to you, I find customers prefer to be able to print their own material on their own printer and paper.


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Last updated: September 18, 2018