Sheet music Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky

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It is the largest sheet music typesetting project I ever did, and it is now ready. The Dutch, Dordrecht-based Music Theater Group "Hollands Diep" is going to perform Mussorgky's famous opera Boris Godunov (see http://www.muziektheaterhollandsdiep.nl/nl/voorstellingen/boris_godoenov). The orchestral part will however be played by the Hexagon Ensemble (wind quintet and piano), with the addition of a percussionist. Leonard van Goudoever made the arrangement, and I was asked to typeset the music on the computer, such that there would be a clean score as well as separate parts for the instrumentalists.

The music notation software I used was Lilypond (http://lilypond.org), in combination with Frescobaldi (http://www.frescobaldi.org). The original hand-written score consisted of ca. 300 A3-sized pages. This resulted in a little bit more than 200 A3-sized pages of typeset score. All in all about three months of working steadily, with a nice final result.