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Last post Sun, Sep 16 2018 by Acclarion, 8 replies.
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Posted on Sat, Sep 08 2018 22:57
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 364
I've recently made available scores for some of my chamber pieces, many of which I've shared on the VSL forum, as they've all been produced using VSL instruments. There are currently 17 scores, with full audio available to peruse at the following link:

Chamber Music Scores by David Carovillano

If you feel inclined, please take a look and listen to any of the works that catch your interest.

All the best,

Dave
www.dearvillainmusic.com - music for live performance by David Carovillano

www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Wed, Sep 12 2018 14:45
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5113

That's impressive especially since you have player's parts as well as scores.  I am struggling to get parts done on some larger pieces.

Posted on Wed, Sep 12 2018 16:34
by Jos Wylin
Joined on Mon, Dec 03 2012, Flanders, Belgium, Posts 547

Hi Dave,

It's a good idea to commercialise your scores and parts, at least if there's any real interest. I quit selling my stuff long time ago. Woever wants to perform my works, has to ask it and I send everything in digital (printable) version. All my music is ready to be printed (not in highest engraver quality, but usable for all musicians and conductors). From time to time, one or more works are performed, and that's more than enough to me... I don't have to live of my music. It's only a creative urge to write and I enjoy myself and it keeps my brains from degenerating.

Jos 

http://www.joswyl.be
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Posted on Fri, Sep 14 2018 11:41
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 364

Thanks, William and Jos.  

William, the sales have been flooding in, making it very worthwhile to assemble scores and parts.  If things continue like this, I'll be able to buy a cup of coffee by year's end :)

Jos, it is always an advantage to have an income derived from non-musical ventures, like teaching.  There likely isn't an "instrumental/classical/non-film music composer" on the planet earning a living solely from composition.  That said, I'm assembling scores and parts as part of that ever-important personal desire to accomplish my goals, of which a printed collection of my scores is one.

All the best,

Dave

www.dearvillainmusic.com - music for live performance by David Carovillano

www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Fri, Sep 14 2018 16:06
by mh-7635
Joined on Wed, Aug 04 2004, Posts 177

Hi Dave,

I love the clarinet and piano works, so inventive and appealing. There is good music here and your exhaustive output is impressive. A fine collection.

Posted on Sat, Sep 15 2018 16:38
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 364

Thanks, Mike.  Hope all is well with you!

www.dearvillainmusic.com - music for live performance by David Carovillano

www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Sat, Sep 15 2018 18:39
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5113

"I'm assembling scores and parts as part of that ever-important personal desire to accomplish my goals, of which a printed collection of my scores is one." - acclarion

That is exactly the way I feel about printing/publishing scores.  Creating something like an "archive" of one's music.   Somehow the music doesn't fully exist unless I can see and hold it in printed form.  The few orchestral/concert band scores by other composers I own have an extreme value to me. In fact the only scores I buy are pieces that I love and want to fully POSSESS.  I can do this if I actually hold the written music in my hand.  

This may be pathological I don't know.  

by the way it no longer matters in the slightest whether a composer is actually published by an existing music publisher.  Nothing is done by the publishers today- who all reject nearly all current orchestral/chamber music -  except to print a piece - something anybody now can do -  then place the name of the piece on a list.  No promotion, no publicity, nothing else.  And then, for this wonderful service, the publisher takes 90% of any sales.  They do almost nothing, then take 90%. 

So self-publishing is no longer something to be ashamed of - it means the person doing it is not a complete idiot.  

Posted on Sun, Sep 16 2018 01:35
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 364
I totally agree with everything you said, William. In the past, being signed to a publisher was essentially proof/validation in your skill and quality of your work, as well as an indication that it might be marketable. Today, there's really no benefit in being attached to a publisher, nor is it likely that obscure, unknown composers of classical music will be courted by any publishing company. Publishers/record labels, etc. sign only proven acts so they can get their share of the pie with the least possible effort. It's kind of like banks only willing to give loans to those that don't need them.

Dave
www.dearvillainmusic.com - music for live performance by David Carovillano

www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
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