Friday, September 30, 2011

here, now

Since SibeliusMusic was closed today, and redirects to ScoreExchange the composer forum they hosted is also down.

If you are looking for people you once found on SibMus chat page, or want to discuss something about your experience as a self-publisher of compositions and user of Sibelius, welcome to the open unoffical user forum group on Facebook

There are a couple of other places also, where friends from SibMus meet. Follow the links in the earlier post about it.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

digital sheet music online and offline in the future

Got an email some days ago from the people at SibeliusMusic, and it seems the site will be removed within a couple of months:

" will continue to operate during the transition period, but will be ramping down in the following stages:

- Paid-for scores will no longer be purchasable from 31 July
- Free scores will be available to consumers for another two months, until 30 September
- The final payments to self-publishers for music sold on will occur on or before the end of September
- On 1 October, be shut down, and the homepage will redirect to

Any user data, including scores, programme notes, and account details, that has not been migrated to by the time is finally closed will be deleted 30 days thereafter (in accordance with data protection laws)."

I have already moved my scores to the alternative new web site that they recommended, ScoreExchange, and my music is found at this page

It seems they want to preserve the self-publisher catalogue of scores from the SibeliusMusic era and the user base of sellers and buyers, but redirect it to two new enterprises.

The business idea of SibeliusMusic, to sell printouts of digital sheet music files ("scores" made in Sibelius notation but presented in encrypted Scorch format for web browser viewing/playing/printing) will go to a company called ScoreExchange, which is not related to the Avid group, but to ADAP Solutions, a company where former SibeliusMusic staff and developers work.

An increasingly common use of digital sheet music is to skip the print to paper step and read the music directly on the computer screen, a dedicated type of gadget in the form of a electronic music stand with a screen, or also on a display direct on a musical instrument (a keyboard, usually). Now Avid/Sibelius has developed an application for Apple Ipad, that can show Sibelius files in Scorch format. This makes it possibly to sell musical scores - both from the huge catalogues of sheet music available through commercial music publishers and for the also large catalogue of self-published music - through Itunes, but you need to purchase the Scorch app first and view the music store through it, I think. I haven't tested it, because I don't have an ipad to try it on.

Since the lively forum - the "chat page" - at SibeliusMusic also will be gone in the near future, users have been discussing if they are interested in starting their own forum or connection hub somewhere, and up to now, these possible alternatives have been noted this far:

this is an old Facebook group for discussions and connections between Sibelius users.

here is the official Avid Scorch forum for tech support and discussions about the ipad experience.

the good tech support forum for the main product Sibelius will still be found at the Help Center at

there is also the unofficial yahoo group for Sibelius users, with tech support and discussions - sibelius-list

the product manager at Sibelius, Daniel Spreadbury, publishes a blog - Sibelius Blog

there is since a couple of years a forum with several Sibelius users in it, called Sons of Sibelius (or SOS)

there was a once active but now abandoned Yahoo group with several Sibelius users in it - 21st century composers (I can't log in to it and see the member list, because I think I used an old yahoo identity for it, and have perhaps lost the details for it)

there is a new forum called SibeliusComposers

there is a new Wordpress blog page set up by Steve for discussions and links - Composers of Sibelius

Please comment here - or at the other places mentioned - if you have any ideas or advice!

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a new recording (video) of the Scarborough Fair / Every Rose arrangement

You can purchase the sheet music as print outs from this page and/or this page at

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

new fan video

La Nuit - Gilles Vigneault
preview 30 sec mp3

itunes download page & preview (the album "Un jour je ferai mon grand cerf-volant" from 1983)

Spotify - La Nuit - Gilles Vigneault

fan video

Lyrics and chords

(first version: after help from Pat)
(edit 1: after help from Darren)
(edit 2: after help from Gunnar)
(edit 3: after help from Pierre)
(edit 4: Swedish version and chords by Gunnar)

La Nuit

Intro: Eb / Eb/D / Cm / Bb7 Ab/C Bb7/D /

Eb Eb/D Cm Eb/Bb
Comme un trappeur, qui retrouve le nord

Cm B5+ Eb/Bb Ab
comme un pêcheur, qui retrouve le port

1) Fm Cm Fm G Cm
2) Cm B5+ Eb/Bb Am7-5
../. ainsi je suis, lorsque la nuit

1)Ab Fm Dm7-5 G
2)Ab Eb/Bb Bb Eb
lève la voile et m'invite à son bord ./.

Comme le chien qui redevient le loup,
Comme le roi qui redevient le fou,
../. ainsi je suis, lorsque la nuit
envoie le vent me donner rendez-vous ./.

Comme un torrent, qui retrouve son cours,
comme un amant qui retrouve l'amour
../. ainsi je suis, lorsque la nuit
colle sa joue à l'épaule du jour ./.

Comme évadé des prisons du pareil
Comme un fuyard des filets du soleil
ainsi je suis, lorsque la nuit
me fait renaître à l'envèrs du sommeil,
ainsi je suis, lorsque la nuit
mouvre ses bras, sans donner de conseil.

The Night

Like a trapper, who finds the North
like a fisherman who finds the port
. /. so I am, when the night
lifts the sail (veil) and invites me on board (to her shore). /.

Like the dog becomes the wolf again
like the king, who becomes the fool again
. /. so I am, when the night
sends the wind to give me an appointment. /.

Like a stream, that finds its course
like a lover, who finds love
. /. so I am, when the night
leans her cheek on the shoulder of the day. /.

Like an escape from a prison of a kind,
like a fugitive from the nets of the sun
so I am, and in the night
I'll be reborn on the other side of sleep,
so I am, when the night
moves her arms, without sharing her advice.

(svensk tolkning av Gunnar Borén)

Som en jägare som hittar sitt nord
som en fiskare som kommer tillbaka till sin hamn
. /. sådan är jag, när natten
lyfter sin slöja och bjuder mig till sitt sköte. /.

Som hunden, som blir som en varg
som kungen, som blir som en narr
. /. sådan är jag, när natten
skickar vinden med bud om ett möte. /.

Som ett vatten som hittar tillbaka till sitt drag
som en älskare, som hittar tillbaka till sin kärlek
. /. sådan är jag, när natten
trycker sin kind mot gryningenss skuldra. /.

Som kommen från fängelsen av likt,
som en flyende från solens katter
sådan är jag, när natten
får mig att återfödas i dvalans skimmer.
sådan är jag, när natten
rör sina armar utan att ge något råd.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

music by Samir Fejzic, Michael Morse, T. Monk, folk and jazz standards


A couple of days ago I purchased and downloaded some albums by fellow SibeliusMusic composer Samir Fejzic

where he plays his own compositions and arrangements of folk music and jazz standards (including a tune by Michael Morse). I thought I should post some links to the band, to give you all a chance to find out what Samir Fejzic Band (and the vocalists he collaborates with) sounds like. It's jazz-folk-classical music from Sarajevo, and with influences from many places and people of our world.

The recordings are available from CDBaby and/or as downloads from Emusic, iTunes and CDBaby (the oldest album is also found as streaming audio from other online music services)


Jazz standards album "Vintage" with Karolina Ollinen (Swedish singer) and Samir Fejzic (piano)
CDBaby and

"Bosnian Songs for voice and trio" album (with vocalist Ines Kazic)
at CDBaby and

"Romantic Soul" album (with vocalist Ines Kazic)
at CDBaby and

videos at Youtube

example of videos:

"Getme, getme, gel" from album "Romantic Soul"

with Ines Kazic and Samir Fejzic band (from cd "Bosnian Songs")
Bogota sam, imam svega
(from a cd promotion concert)

Telal vice (poor sound quality, older concert version)

Exemple tracks from all 3 albums are on Myspace

Review of "Romantic Soul" (from CD Baby):

Exciting, exotic and maybe sometimes ecstatic music of a very contemporary kind of world-folk-classical-jazz-fusion that is pleasant and easy to listen to, but never dull. There are constant rhythmic activity and new melodic surprises in the soundscape these players create. It's a bit strange, though, for ears used to accept the American "dialect" of vocalese and scat singing everywhere in vocal jazz, to hear that these musicians seem to prefer singing on the (solfège inspired?) syllables "tee-rah, tee-rah". You certainly learn some new things you didn't understand before about music and people, if you listen to this album, so I recommend purchasing and downloading it!

If you purchased the album as a download, as is the only option here, you will have to contact the band leader Samir Fejzic to get more info about the music and the musicians, or hope that he will post the whole text of the cd album notes on this page instead of the short version of the presentation that is visible on this page now!

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

music video for Tim Posgate Hornband

Video by Maritune Art & Music (2011, Maria Ljungdahl, Sweden) for the composition "Spike's New Altitude" by Tim Posgate (2009, SOCAN, Canada). The music is from the album "Banjo Hockey" (Black Hen Music / Guildwood Records 2009) by Tim Posgate Hornband featuring Howard Johnson. see also

Musicians: Lina Allemano (trumpet), Howard Johnson (tuba), Jean Martin (percussion), Julie Martin (percussion), Quinsin Nachoff (clarinet), Tim Posgate (guitar)

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Maritune page at SoundClick

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