Help is on the Way

BTM recently upgraded their help systems to improve client services, especially with the plans for expansion in the coming months.

To make this work, we would ask all clients to use the following email addresses for any assistance for any of our platforms:
help@btmi.com.au for general enquiries or for the UIC
help@btmi.com.au for any HLMSW-based request
help@zinfonia.com for any Zinfonia-based requests (this is also the address you can share with your clients if they have any Zinfonia-related enquiries)
help@incopyright.com for the new In© platform that will be launched later this year

You can of course continue to contact us directly, but if the request is of a technical nature, we may forward it on to our help system to make sure that the requests are answered in a timely manner.

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Vale David Daniels

I was very sad to hear of the passing of David Daniels, conductor and musicologist this month.

We meet briefly at the 2017 MOLA conference in San Diego where he announced his retirement from his Orchestral Music project, a publication (and now a website) that assisted and inspired a generation of musicologists, librarians and performers. I see that the first edition of his tome was published almost 50 years ago, and its significance in those times and since cannot be understated.

David Daniels
Peter Grimshaw and David Daniels, MOLA San Diego 2017

His work was the gold-standard of accuracy, and his development of what I consider to be the most readable form of orchestration concatenations (2 2 2 2 – 4 3 3 1 – strings) known as the “Daniels Format” now sits deservedly at the summit of such representations.

My creation of both Zinfonia and the UIC was inspired by Daniels work, and I hope that these will compliment his contributions in the decades to come.

Thank you Dave.

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Zinfonia exceeds 50k users

Zinfonia celebrated this week an important milestone as our number of users passed the landmark of 50k registrations. Zinfonia today hosts more than 135k titles by 10.5k composers from 250 imprints which are accessed in six languages by performers, librarians, publishers and scholars from 130 countries.

The Zinfonia team of Peter Grimshaw, Ulrich Steffen Eck and Joanne Hayley would like to take this opportunity to thank our publisher and distributor partners for their support as we strive to ensure that Zinfonia remains the primary destination for published performance materials across the globe.

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Zinfonia 2019 Review

Zinfonia most performed titles in 2019

Florence Price © University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections

  1. Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2 (Peermusic Classical) attach
  2. Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition; arr. [Ravel] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  3. Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Schott Music) attach
  4. Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Orchestral Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  5. Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Chamber Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  6. Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Symphonic Dances (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  7. Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  8. Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in e minor (G. Schirmer) attach
  9. Samuel Barber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (G. Schirmer) attach
  10. John Rutter Requiem [ensemble version] (Oxford University Press) attach
  11. Benjamin Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  12. Gian Carlo Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors, Opera (G. Schirmer) attach
  13. Sergey Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances [Full Orchestra] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  14. Sergey Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  15. Ottorino Respighi Pini di Roma [Pines of Rome] (Casa Ricordi) attach
  16. Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (Schott Music Mainz / Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo) attach
  17. Howard Blake Snowman (Concert Version), The (Chester Music) attach
  18. Ralph Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending [full version], The (Oxford University Press) attach
  19. Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  20. José Pablo Moncayo Huapango (Peermusic Classical) attach
  21. George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin Music) attach
  22. Igor Stravinsky Petrushka [Revised] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  23. Maurice Ravel Boléro (Editions Durand) attach
  24. Zoltán Kodály Tänze aus Galanta (Universal Edition) attach
  25. Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  26. Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  27. Mack Wilberg Joy to the World [orch] [Index No. 273] (Oxford University Press) attach
  28. Erich Wolfgang Korngold Konzert D-Dur (Schott Music) attach
  29. Leonard Bernstein Candide. Overture [Standard Concert Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  30. Maurice Ravel Concerto en Sol (Editions Durand) attach
  31. Arturo Márquez Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Peermusic Classical) attach
  32. Max Richter Four Seasons Recomposed, The (Chester Music) attach
  33. Alberto Ginastera Estancia. Dances (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  34. Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms [Full Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  35. Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto [Standard Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  36. Florence Price Symphony No. 3 in c minor (G. Schirmer) attach
  37. Leonard Bernstein Glitter and Be Gay (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  38. Samuel Barber Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 (G. Schirmer) attach
  39. Ástor Piazzolla The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires (Warner Chappell) attach
  40. Paul Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis (Schott Music) attach
  41. Sergey Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  42. John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine (Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon)) attach
  43. Richard Strauss Four Last Songs (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  44. Francis Poulenc Gloria (Salabert) attach
  45. Aaron Copland El Salón México (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  46. William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony (Novello & Co) attach
  47. Igor Stravinsky Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du Soldat), The (Chester Music) attach
  48. Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  49. Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  50. Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (Universal Edition) attach
  51. Dmitri Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra – (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  52. Leonard Bernstein On the Town. 3 Dance Episodes (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  53. Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  54. George Gershwin An American in Paris (Gershwin Music) attach
  55. Gustav Mahler Sinfonie Nr. 5 (Edition Peters) attach
  56. Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 (Edition Wilhelm Hansen) attach
  57. John Adams Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra, The (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  58. Aaron Copland Symphony No.3 (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  59. Darius Milhaud Création Du Monde (La) (Eschig) attach
  60. Igor Stravinsky Concerto in D (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  61. John Rutter Requiem [orchestral version] (Oxford University Press) attach
  62. Richard Strauss Metamorphosen [23 Strings] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  63. Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 7 (Edition Wilhelm Hansen) attach
  64. Maurice Ravel Tzigane (Editions Durand) attach
  65. Nathaniel Stookey The Composer is Dead (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  66. Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto [Standard Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  67. Igor Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919), The (Chester Music) attach
  68. Igor Stravinsky Concerto en ré (Schott Music) attach
  69. John Rutter Twelve Days of Christmas CC2 [orch][Index 107] (Oxford University Press) attach
  70. Grazyna Bacewicz Koncert na orkiestrę smyczkową (PWM Edition) attach
  71. Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Ballet [Original Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  72. Fanny Hensel Overture in C Major (Carl Fischer Music) attach
  73. Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Tuba (Oxford University Press) attach
  74. Sergey Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 (G.Schirmer/Sergei Prokofiev Estate) attach
  75. Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture, for Orchestra (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  76. George Gershwin Concerto in F (Gershwin Music) attach
  77. Jean Sibelius Violin-Konzert d-Moll (Robert Lienau Musikverlag) attach
  78. William Walton Concerto for Viola [revised 1962] (Oxford University Press) attach
  79. Gabriela Lena Frank Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra (G. Schirmer) attach
  80. Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Overture [Full] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  81. Paul Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis (Schott Music) attach
  82. Sergey Prokofiev Classical Symphony (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  83. Béla Bartók Divertimento (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  84. Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2 (Peer Music Classical) attach
  85. Francis Poulenc Concerto en sol mineur (Salabert) attach
  86. Karl Jenkins The Armed Man [Reduced Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  87. Missy Mazzoli Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) for Orchestra (G. Schirmer) attach
  88. Paul Hindemith Symphonie „Mathis der Maler“ (Schott Music) attach
  89. Sergey Rachmaninov Symphony No.3 in A minor [Revised] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  90. Anna Clyne Masquerade (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  91. Benjamin Britten Serenade (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  92. Darius Milhaud Bœuf Sur Le Toit (Le) (Eschig) attach
  93. Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Mambo (Concert Ending) (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  94. Ástor Piazzolla Cuatro Estaciones Portenas; arr. [Violin & Str] (Faber Music/Warner Chappell) attach
  95. Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  96. Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Schott Music) attach
  97. Gabriela Lena Frank Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (G. Schirmer) attach
  98. Manuel de Falla Amor brujo: Ritual Fire Dance, El (Chester Music) attach
  99. Alexander Arutiunian Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major (Sikorski/G.Schimer) attach
  100. Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring [1911-13, rev.1947] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach

Zinfonia most performed composers in 2019

John Rutter (Wikipedia)

  1. John Rutter attach
  2. Leonard Bernstein attach
  3. Aaron Copland attach
  4. George Gershwin attach
  5. Ralph Vaughan Williams attach
  6. Mack Wilberg attach
  7. Benjamin Britten attach
  8. Igor Stravinsky attach
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich attach
  10. Richard Strauss attach
  11. Sergey Prokofiev attach
  12. Sergey Rachmaninov attach
  13. Béla Bartók attach
  14. Samuel Barber attach
  15. Maurice Ravel attach
  16. Arturo Márquez attach
  17. Florence Price attach
  18. William Walton attach
  19. Gustav Mahler attach
  20. Paul Hindemith attach

Zinfonia Composers who died in 2019

Dominick Argento photo © Tom Berthiaume

  • Joan Guinjoan Gispert (28.xi.1931 — 1.i.2019) attach
  • John Joubert (20.iii.1927 — 7.i.2019) attach
  • Franz Erasmus Spannheimer (7.xi.1946 — 24.i.2019) attach
  • Michel Legrand (24.ii.1932 — 26.i.2019) attach
  • Jean Guillou (18.iv.1930 — 26.i.2019) attach
  • Ami Maayani (13.i.1936 — 16.ii.2019) attach
  • Dominick Argento (27.x.1927 — 20.ii.2019) attach
  • Peter Michael Braun (2.xii.1936 — 21.ii.2019) attach
  • André Previn (6.iv.1929 — 28.ii.2019) attach
  • Peter Hurford (22.xi.1930 — 3.iii.2019) attach
  • Georg Katzer (10.i.1935 — 7.iii.2019) attach
  • Michael Gielen (20.vii.1927 — 8.iii.2019) attach
  • Carlo Franci (18.vii.1927 — 22.iii.2019) attach
  • Anatolijus Šenderovas (21.viii.1945 — 25.iii.2019) attach
  • Marta Lambertini (13.xi.1937 — 25.iii.2019) attach
  • Heinz Winbeck (11.ii.1946 — 26.iii.2019) attach
  • Leslie David Reed (24.vii.1935 — 15.iv.2019) attach
  • Olivier Bernard (27.xi.1925 — 24.iv.2019) attach
  • Arif M?likov (13.ix.1933 — 9.v.2019) attach
  • Zbigniew Rudzinski (23.x.1935 — 9.v.2019) attach
  • Derek Holman (16.v.1931 — 20.v.2019) attach
  • Dennis Farnon (13.viii.1923 — 21.v.2019) attach
  • Sven-David Sandström (30.x.1942 — 10.vi.2019) attach
  • Ib Nørholm (24.i.1931 — 10.vi.2019) attach
  • Iván Erod (2.i.1936 — 24.vi.2019) attach
  • Rolf Urs Ringger (6.iv.1935 — 26.vi.2019) attach
  • Peter Westergaard (28.v.1931 — 27.vi.2019) attach
  • Boguslaw Schaeffer (6.vi.1929 — 1.vii.2019) attach
  • Michael Colgrass (22.iv.1932 — 2.vii.2019) attach
  • Byambasuren Sharav (13.xi.1952 — 15.vii.2019) attach
  • Ben Johnston (15.iii.1926 — 21.vii.2019) attach
  • Ivo Malec (30.iii.1925 — 14.viii.2019) attach
  • Roman Ledenev (4.xii.1930 — 15.viii.2019) attach
  • Mario Davidovsky (4.iii.1934 — 23.viii.2019) attach
  • Miklós Kocsár (21.xii.1933 — 29.viii.2019) attach
  • Keith Stent (26.x.1934 — 3.ix.2019) attach
  • Roger Boutry (27.ii.1932 — 7.ix.2019) attach
  • Christopher Rouse (15.ii.1949 — 21.ix.2019) attach
  • Martin Wesley-Smith (10.vi.1945 — 26.ix.2019) attach
  • Giya Kancheli (10.viii.1935 — 2.x.2019) attach
  • Wen-chung Chou (29.vi.1923 — 25.x.2019) attach
  • Hans Zender (22.xi.1936 — 22.xi.2019) attach
  • Jerry Herman (10.vii.1931 — 26.xii.2019) attach

Christopher Rouse photo © Jeffrey Herman

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Zinfonia charges in 2020

Zinfonia today features more than 135,000 titles by 10,600 composers that serves our ever-expanding community of more than 47,000 Zinfonia users in 126 countries (see our engagement map here).

The costs for publishers to use Zinfonia have not changed since the service was launched in 2011, and for us to continue to provide the level of service level we currently offer, and to bring the improvements that many of you have been asking for, we must change the way Zinfonia is charged from January 2020.

For Zinfonia Connect publishers, we are instituting a subscription-based charging scheme, the details of which are available for download here.  For publishers and distributors who only receive orders from Zinfonia may continue to do so for no charge.

To help you calculate your annual costs, we have also provided a new feature in the Zinfonia Publisher section (accessible with your Publisher Access Code) where you can view and select the Zinfonia tier you would like to subscribe to with estimates of your annual costs based on your current usage. Click here to access this resource

You can set your subscription tier at any time, but if no tier is selected prior to January 1st, 2020, we will select the tier we believe will give you the best value based on your history.

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Important Stripe Update

For those of you that are using STRIPE via Zinfonia or HLMSW to collect fees, some major changes to the rules for managing credit card transactions in Europe have required some major changes to Zinfonia.

Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is a new European regulatory requirement to reduce fraud and make online payments more secure. Once SCA goes into effect on September 14, 2019, online payments will require additional customer authentication. Transactions that don’t adhere to the new guidelines may be declined by your customers’ banks. This regulation applies to transactions where both the business and the cardholder’s bank are located in the European Economic Area (EEA).

A new version of Zinfonia is currently being testing and will be rolled out next weekend that should work within this framework.

The new option uses the the Stripe Checkout facility which provides more branding options (including complete corporate logos): see https://dashboard.stripe.com/account/branding for more information.

The integration also allows me to pass on more information about the requests that will be included in the Metadata section of your Stripe payments screen to make it easier to match payments with transactions.

I will let you know when the new version is live, and I encourage you all to test it with your own systems to make sure that your customers will not be impacted by the changes.

Please let me know if you or any of your customers experience problems with Stripe payments in the coming weeks.

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HLMSW Version 8.00 (Build 8.14)

An update in coming which has features that will help larger HLMSW installations manage their users and connected software along with a bunch of new features and bug fixes.

Managing HLMSW Users

If you ever have to log into HLMSW using a different identity (to open up a different HLMSW collection or Company file) some changes in build 8.14 of HLMSW will make things a little easier.  It is now possible to group your HLMSW keys into logical folders which are displayed on the HLMSW Login screen

All you need to do to enable this is to put your .HLMSWKey files into separate named folders in the HLMSW Key location, and the folders will be displayed.  HLMSW remembers your selections for each folder and so switching between companies is a lot less complicated for system administrators.

This functionality is enabled by default for any installations with multiple Companies, and as part of the installation process, a new set of HLMSW keys will be generated, all of which will be saved in folders by the Company name.

To generate a new set of logins to take advantage of this feature do the following:

  1. In the HLMSW Configuration Editor, mark as SUSPENDED all accounts you do not want to generate a key for.
  2. Delete ALL keys files in the HLMSW Keys folder.
  3. While holding the Control [Ctrl] key, click on the Save Key  button and new keys will be generated for all non-suspended users, and these will be saved in folders with the Company name if there are 2 or more Companies configured in HLMSW.
  4. After the keys have been generated, feel free to move the key files around and create new folders if required.

Connecting HLMSW to External Sources

This build also includes some new functionality that was created to support some enhanced functionality to bridge HLMSW and external web-based systems.

The goal was to be able to go straight from HLMSW into a web-based accounting package (called NetSuite) so you could see a customer account or invoice using a few clicks rather than copying and pasting values from one system to another.  HLMSW already had the ability to create dynamic urls based on HLMSW Content via the Edit URL option in the HLMSW Config Editor and the URL Manager in HLMSW:

But this can only use the values in HLMSW itself – and if your attached package has a different set of identifiers, these must be saved in HLMSW somewhere. Rather than clogging up HLMSW with data that serves no other purpose, there is a new table (and related helper routines) in HLMSW called HLMSWEXTID which can be used to manage these values.  In this case, whenever an account or invoice is uploaded into the NetSuite software, the resulting identifier is saved in this table so that it can be recalled with just 2 clicks.

There are lots of applications for this technology, and so please contact us for more information if you are interested to learn more.

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Zinfonia habla español

Last week we rolled out the long-awaited Spanish translation of Zinfonia, a huge task which was completed by Jose Ferrer  – (thank you Pepe!).

This release of Zinfonia also included improvements for orders that come through directly through the nkoda app with a new option for users to select nkoda digital parts:

When selected, orders will clearly say that the source materials required are from nkoda.

Zinfonia also has updated rules and buttons for nkoda links, and we will shortly be providing reports so you can see what users are wanting to see in nkoda to help you prioritise your digitisation plans.  More changes and improvements to the Zinfonia/nkoda interface are planned in upcoming releases.

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Zinfonia 2018 Review

Zinfonia most performed titles in 2018

  1. Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Symphonic Dances (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  2. Leonard Bernstein Candide. Overture [Standard Concert Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  3. Arturo Márquez Danzon No. 2 (Peermusic Classical) attach
  4. Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Schott Music) attach
  5. Leonard Bernstein On the Town. 3 Dance Episodes (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  6. Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms [Full Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  7. Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition; arr. [Ravel] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  8. Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Orchestral Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  9. Samuel Barber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (G. Schirmer) attach
  10. Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (Schott Music Mainz / Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo) attach
  11. Benjamin Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  12. Leonard Bernstein Glitter and Be Gay (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  13. Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  14. Ottorino Respighi Pini di Roma [Pines of Rome] (Casa Ricordi) attach
  15. Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Suite [Chamber Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  16. Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  17. Leonard Bernstein Make Our Garden Grow (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  18. Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Mambo (Concert Ending) (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  19. George Gershwin An American in Paris (Gershwin Music) attach
  20. George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin Music) attach
  21. Igor Stravinsky Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du Soldat), The (Chester Music) attach
  22. Leonard Bernstein Serenade (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  23. Sergey Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances [Full Orchestra] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  24. Howard Blake Snowman (Concert Version), The (Chester Music) attach
  25. Erich Wolfgang Korngold Konzert D-Dur (Schott Music) attach
  26. Ralph Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending [full version], The (Oxford University Press) attach
  27. Gian Carlo Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors, Opera (G. Schirmer) attach
  28. Maurice Ravel Boléro (Editions Durand) attach
  29. Sergey Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  30. Karl Jenkins The Armed Man [Reduced Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  31. Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  32. Leonard Bernstein On the Waterfront. Symphonic Suite [Orchestra] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  33. William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony (Novello & Co) attach
  34. Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto [Standard Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  35. José Pablo Moncayo Huapango (Peermusic Classical) attach
  36. Maurice Ravel Concerto en Sol (Editions Durand) attach
  37. Alberto Ginastera Estancia. Dances (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  38. Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  39. Francis Poulenc Gloria (Salabert) attach
  40. Zoltán Kodály Tänze aus Galanta (Universal Edition) attach
  41. John Rutter Requiem [ensemble version] (Oxford University Press) attach
  42. Leonard Bernstein Fancy Free. 3 Dance Variations (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  43. Richard Strauss Four Last Songs (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  44. Leonard Bernstein West Side Story. Overture [Full] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  45. Gustav Mahler Sinfonie Nr. 5 (Edition Peters) attach
  46. Igor Stravinsky Petrushka [Revised] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  47. John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine (Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon) attach
  48. Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  49. Darius Milhaud Création Du Monde (La) (Eschig) attach
  50. Sergey Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  51. Arturo Márquez Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Peermusic Classical) attach
  52. Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  53. Samuel Barber Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 (G. Schirmer) attach
  54. Aaron Copland Billy the Kid. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  55. Malcom Arnold Holly and the Ivy: Fantasy on Christmas Carols, The (Novello & Co) attach
  56. Leonard Bernstein Balcony Scene [Duet] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  57. Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (full orchestra) (Oxford University Press) attach
  58. Alberto Ginastera Estancia. Malambo (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  59. Dmitri Shostakovich Concerto for Piano No. 2, Op. 102 (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  60. Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto [Standard Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  61. Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring [1911-13, rev.1947] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  62. Paul Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis (Schott Music) attach
  63. Pyotr Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite, for Orchestra, The (Tempo Music) attach
  64. Dmitri Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra – (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  65. George Gershwin Concerto in F (Gershwin Music) attach
  66. György Ligeti Concert Românesc (Schott Music) attach
  67. Sergey Prokofiev Classical Symphony (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  68. George Gershwin Cuban Overture (Gershwin Music) attach
  69. Max Richter Four Seasons Recomposed, The (Chester Music) attach
  70. Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  71. Anonymous Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah (Schott Music Corporation) attach
  72. Igor Stravinsky L’Oiseau de feu (Der Feuervogel / The Firebird) (Schott Music) attach
  73. Leonard Bernstein Divertimento [Full Orchestra Version] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  74. John Adams Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra, The (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  75. Aaron Copland Symphony No.3 (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  76. Ástor Piazzolla The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires (Warner Chappell) attach
  77. Carlos Chavez Sinfonia India (G. Schirmer) attach
  78. Leonard Bernstein Symphony No.2 (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  79. Alexander Arutiunian Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major (Sikorski/G.Schimer) attach
  80. John Adams Shaker Loops, for Strings (Associated Music Publishers) attach
  81. Leonard Bernstein I Feel Pretty (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  82. Ottorino Respighi Gli uccelli (Casa Ricordi) attach
  83. Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Tuba (Oxford University Press) attach
  84. Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (Universal Edition) attach
  85. Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Schott Music) attach
  86. Karl Jenkins The Armed Man (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  87. Maurice Ravel Tzigane (Editions Durand) attach
  88. Manuel de Falla Amor brujo, El (Chester Music) attach
  89. Sergey Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  90. Leonard Bernstein Candide. Overture [Theatre Orchestra] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  91. Leonard Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  92. Nigel Hess Christmas Overture, A (Faber Music) attach
  93. Aaron Copland El Salón México (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  94. Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture, for Orchestra (Dmitri Shostakovich Estate) attach
  95. Ottorino Respighi Trittico botticelliano (Casa Ricordi) attach
  96. Sergey Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé. Suite (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  97. Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring [Reduced McPhee] (Boosey & Hawkes) attach
  98. Jean Sibelius Karelia-Suite (Breitkopf & Härtel KG) attach
  99. Manuel de Falla Amor brujo: Ritual Fire Dance, El (Chester Music) attach
  100. William Walton Concerto for Viola [revised 1962] (Oxford University Press) attach

Zinfonia most performed composers in 2018

Leonard Bernstein (Wikipedia)

  1. Leonard Bernstein attach
  2. Aaron Copland attach
  3. George Gershwin attach
  4. John Rutter attach
  5. Benjamin Britten attach
  6. Igor Stravinsky attach
  7. Ralph Vaughan Williams attach
  8. Dmitri Shostakovich attach
  9. Richard Strauss attach
  10. Mack Wilberg attach
  11. Sergey Prokofiev attach
  12. Karl Jenkins attach
  13. Samuel Barber attach
  14. Béla Bartók attach
  15. Sergey Rachmaninov attach
  16. Arturo Márquez attach
  17. Maurice Ravel attach
  18. William Walton attach
  19. Ottorino Respighi attach
  20. Igor Stravinsky attach

Zinfonia Composers who died in 2018

Oliver Knussen (Wikipedia)

  • Colin Brumby (18.vi.1933 — 3.i.2018) attach
  • Karl Haus (24.ix.1928 — 9.i.2018) attach
  • Renaud Gagneux (15.v.1947 — 23.i.2018) attach
  • Robert Capanna (7.vii.1952 — 26.i.2018) attach
  • Alan Stout (26.xi.1932 — 1.ii.2018) attach
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson (19.ix.1969 — 9.ii.2018) attach
  • Thomas Pernes (25.ii.1956 — 26.ii.2018) attach
  • Harvey Schmidt (12.ix.1929 — 28.ii.2018) attach
  • Milko Kelemen (30.iii.1924 — 8.iii.2018) attach
  • Olly Wilson (7.ix.1937 — 13.iii.2018) attach
  • Donald Keats (27.v.1929 — 27.iv.2018) attach
  • Naresh Sohal (18.ix.1939 — 30.iv.2018) attach
  • Søren Hyldgaard (6.viii.1962 — 7.v.2018) attach
  • Dieter Schnebel (14.iii.1930 — 20.v.2018) attach
  • Bo Nilsson (1.v.1937 — 26.vi.2018) attach
  • Oliver Knussen (12.vi.1952 — 9.vii.2018) attach
  • George Walker (27.vi.1922 — 23.viii.2018) attach
  • Noam Sheriff (7.i.1935 — 25.viii.2018) attach
  • Katherine Hoover (2.xii.1937 — 21.ix.2018) attach

    Bent Lorentzen (Wikipedia)

  • Bent Lorentzen (11.ii.1935 — 3.x.2018) attach
  • Martin Dalby (25.iv.1942 — 25.x.2018) attach
  • Francis Lai (26.iv.1932 — 7.xi.2018) attach
  • Galt MacDermott (18.xii.1928 — 17.xii.2018) attach
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Where did that year go?

It seems almost incomprehensible that it is December already – 2018 has flown by like no other year I can remember. Working in London for nkoda amongst a large team of predominantly 20-something very talented women and men is invigorating and challenging at the same time. Creating a digital delivery system from scratch that works at the scale we require is a massive undertaking for both nkoda and the participating publishers – and we have achieved so much in such a short time.

If there is one important takeaway from this experience for me, it is that the shift from print to digital is gaining momentum all over the world. So even if you have not started on this journey, it is only a matter of time.

For that reason, the focus in 2019 for both HLMSW and Zinfonia will be to help publishers in this transition. There are several projects we are working on to make it easier for publishers to manage both their paper and digital assets and to provide better integration with all digital services like nkoda.

Zinfonia will pass a significant milestone before the end of the year with the creation of the 40,000th account. In some territories, Zinfonia manages the majority of all hire/rental transactions and the number of publishers using the service also continues to grow. We are planning to give Zinfonia a major refresh in 2019 so that it continues to meet the needs of all its users.

For HLMSW, we will be providing enhancements so that it can drive much more than just hire/rental stock control. This includes interfacing with Digital Asset Management systems (for digital content) and providing simplified workflows for other sorts of rights handling operations (copyright permissions and musical theatre to name just two).

One important connection between HLMSW, Zinfonia and nkoda is the Universal Instrumentation Code (UIC). nkoda is the first large-scale system created around the UIC and as a result, apart from it now being available in 11 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish) , we will very soon have the possibility of being able to match titles based on precise instrumentations – not just for common groupings, but for any ensemble, including symphony orchestras. I do recommend you encourage your library team to review the information here  to gain some useful insights in UIC-best practice.

I would like to single out two people for helping me get though the mountain of work required to keep everything running smoothly. Firstly, I must thank my friend and colleague Ulrich Steffen Eck, who manages the world-wide customer support for both HLMSW and Zinfonia, a job that does not really accommodate personal time or sleep. I would also acknowledge the sacrifice of my wife Joanne gave up her Australian life to move to the other side of the globe for the sole purpose of helping me on this journey. I really do not know how I could have managed everything this year without them both.

 

On behalf of Steffen, Joanne and myself, may I wish you and your colleagues friends and family a safe and joyous festive season and a bountiful New Year.

Peter Grimshaw

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