Producing new editions of the Strauss workshops took much longer than could ever be financially justified - over 1,500 man hours. However the aim was never about making a profit.Firstly. it was to make the music more accessible and performed more often especially by the excellent semi-pro/amateur orchestras who find current hiring charges prohibitive. Secondly, it was to raise money for a very special charity.
It would be strange to find orchestras without access to a computer/ printer so we are selling the new editions as pdfs. This means they will be immediately available worldwide via the internet without printing costs and also postage charges which because of the weight will be substantial even in the UK
I will then have the satisfaction of donating the complete income (*£160 or £140) to the NSPCC (the National Soc. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) who since the 1880s have looked out for our needy and sometimes abused children and supported their families throughout the UK.
The music carries the copyright trade mark of Norvik Music. Your purchase will license you to use the pdfs to make as many copies as you need for you own use. Copying music in all its forms is so easy these days that I suspect you may be approached to “make free copies” for others and I trust that you respect the copyright . Please point out to other interested parties that every unauthorised print is effectively money taken from the NSPCC. and encourage them to make their own donation by buying a pdf from our site
The price for pdfs of the score and parts of the Sonatina “from an invalid’s workshop” is £140 The price for the Symphony “from a happy workshop” is £160. If you want toi buy score & parts seperately the score of either is £60 then buying the matching parts is £80 for the sonatina and £100 for the symphony
These prices compare very favourably with hiring. Hiring the work for say a month including a concert would cost more than double plus p & p both ways
For pdf sales click on this link to take you to check out I trust that you enjoy playing the music as much as I have
If you want to buy sheet music prints then prices for score and parts will be
Sonatina £250, or separate score then parts is £90 & £190
Symphony £280or separate score then parts £ 85 & £165
printed by June Emerson wind music Click here to complete the purchase
Special offer The Struass’s, 613 pages of scores plus 38 parts, have ca. 150 thousand notes. I used five different ways of checking them over five months while locked down. My normal practice as a final check is to persuade a group to play it through. So far Covid has prevented this. The offer is for the first group that buys one, plays it through and sends me an email with any significant corrections I will send a free copy of the pdfs of the other work
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here for history of Strauss wind music
here for key features of the new editions