Our next event is coming up!

Home Recording - THE BASICS, Friday November 20th, 14:00-16:00 (GMT), Zoom

An introductory talk and live Q&A with Robin Bigwood of Barn Cottage Records, for frustrated lockdown home recording engineers everywhere.

Mics in a muddle? Cables causing confusion? Reverb sounding rubbish? So many professional musicians are having to embark on home recording projects under present circumstances, many without proper training, experience, or equipment, and under pressure to produce professional results. During this session, Robin Bigwood will discuss some first principles of sound recording, look at some typical basic setups for various operating systems and combinations of software and hardware, and answer your home recording questions. The session is open to all, but is primarily aimed at professional singers and instrumentalists. There is no cost, but you are invited to make a voluntary contribution of £5 if you feel you can, to help support future events like this. The session is funded by the Septenary Foundation.

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Septenary Editions is an internet-based publishing house, providing downloadable PDF and printed editions of early music. Our committee of editors are all active performers of this repertoire, and our editions are peer-reviewed and prepared to the highest critical standards. We focus on music that is not readily available as performance material or that has not yet appeared in modern edition.

Our Editions:

Our editions are designed primarily for performance. Editorial intervention is kept to a minimum; we aim to present the material in a form as close as possible to the original, whilst maintaining the clarity of presentation required by the modern performer.

The majority of our editions consist of performance material supplied as downloadable PDFs. We also supply printed editions; these are generally editions of complete collections and come with full scholarly apparatus including critical commentary and editorial notes.

One of our main aims is to provide a platform for newly edited or rarely performed repertoire. Our contributors have experience working with sources from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries and bring their knowledge of the performance of this music to each of our editions.

We are always interested in hearing from potential contributors to our library. Please get in touch if you would like to be a part of this project.

Scores & Parts:

Large-scale works for instruments and voices are available as either score only, or as a performance set. Included in a performance set is a full score, a vocal score (where applicable) and a set of instrumental parts. Instrumental parts are available in different clefs on request.

Instrumental music and music for small ensembles is supplied as a set consisting of score and parts.

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We charge standard industry rates for typesetting and can also quote for editorial work on a case-by-case basis. If you have a project that we would be able to publish on completion, we offer a special discounted rate.

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