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    SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    While fretting over the final movement of my Visions suite, I decided to go ahead and do the score layout for the Suddenly Moths movement. I thought it might make a good read for anyone interested in some of my orchestration technique. Several of you had commented on the woodwind writing in this piece, so feel free to analyze and tear it apart here. When doing the layout, I noticed a problem with the harp part pedaling, and had to change a few notes here and there... take a look at the crazy enharmonic spellings on page 17!

    Some of this goes by at a pretty good clip, so get your page-turning hand warmed up.

    Visions IV - Suddenly Moths (Vivace): mp3 file - pdf file
    Last edited by Skysaw; 07-19-2006 at 11:39 AM. Reason: updated links
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    had to change a few notes here and there... take a look at the crazy enharmonic spellings on page 17!
    My eyes...THEY BURN!!!!!

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    I just took a look at the pdf file, and am worried about getting it to appear correctly. I'm using Scansoft PDF Create 3, and no matter what options I use, some of the notes seem vertically a little off. For example, the very first note in the first flute is a D#, but is low enough to almost look like a C#! It only seems to affect random parts of the score.

    If anyone wants to see this score as it was intended and has Sibelius 3 or later, send me a PM, and I'll be happy to email you the .sib file. Better yet, if anyone knows how to get Scansoft to make a more accurate pdf file from Sibelius, please let me know! I've tried every setting I could find.

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    Edit: Everything is fine now... the file has been saved, thanks to David!
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    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    I've looked very closely at the score, Jamie, and there appear
    to be quite a few displacements.

    Jamie, when you print out from this PDF how does it look? My
    printer's down at the moment, so I cannot check that.

    Best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Jamie, when you print out from this PDF how does it look? My printer's down at the moment, so I cannot check that.
    It looks off. Notes at certain staff lines seem to be more affected than others. The top two lines as well as anything on the first couple of ledger lines above seem most affected. I'm starting to think it's just PDF Create's fault. I can't find any information online on either their or Sibelius' site about this problem.

    My only other option seems to be to save as a graphic, but that will be extra work, and mean a large file.
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    It looks off. Notes at certain staff lines seem to be more affected than others. The top two lines as well as anything on the first couple of ledger lines above seem most affected. I'm starting to think it's just PDF Create's fault. I can't find any information online on either their or Sibelius' site about this problem.

    My only other option seems to be to save as a graphic, but that will be extra work, and mean a large file.
    And the logical next question... how does it print directly from Sibelius?

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    It prints quite beautifully from Sibelius. I'd dare say perfectly.
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    It prints quite beautifully from Sibelius. I'd dare say perfectly.
    To me, that would seem to point to something with your PDF utility.

    Jamie, perhaps try a different one. The one I use is http://deskpdf.com/

    I think their download allows a number of free trials.

    Best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    BINGO!! That did the trick! If you're ever near Northern VA/DC, give me a call... I owe you dinner!

    I've now uploaded the updated pdf file for all to see. I actually did a lot of research when looking for a good pdf converter. I guess none of the reviewers tried out Sibelius with it. Deskpdf is cheaper to boot.
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: SUDDENLY MOTHS - pdf Score and mp3

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    BINGO!! That did the trick! If you're ever near Northern VA/DC, give me a call... I owe you dinner!

    I've now uploaded the updated pdf file for all to see. I actually did a lot of research when looking for a good pdf converter. I guess none of the reviewers tried out Sibelius with it. Deskpdf is cheaper to boot.
    LOL... dinner? For the number of copies of deskPDF I've sold for them,
    they should be buying me dinner.

    Glad this worked out for you Jamie!

    Best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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