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 with low printing costs and also no 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 set of score and parts for the NM2020 Strauss Sonatina “from an invalid’s workshop” is £140 and
for the NM2021 Strauss Symphony “from a happy workshop” is £160.
If first you want to explore the works then why not buy just a pdf score of either for £30 each or £50 for the pair.
If later you buy the matching pdf parts the price is £100 for the sonatina and £120 for the symphony.
These prices compare very favourably with hiring. Hiring the work for say a month including a concert could cost more than double these plus p & p both ways
For pdf sales click on this link to take you to check out
If you want to buy prints then a set of score and parts will be Sonatina £250, and for the Symphony £295, printed by Juneemersonwindmusic Click here to complete the purchase
Special offers (ii) in 2021 If you buy a pdf score and then later buy a printed set (score & parts) I will refund the price of of the pdf score (£30)
(ii)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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