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Donating Finale Scores

Postby tboneguy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:46 pm

Does anyone know of a site where I would be able to donate Finale scores that I have created? I was a member of a professional brass quartet for 13 years, and during that time I arranged a large amount of music that our group used in our performances (50 - 60 pieces). Now that I am no longer performing I would like to make this music available to the music community free of charge. Since Finale Showcase is no longer available I don't know where to upload them. I tried Score Exchange, but scores must be in Sibelius format, and I hate working with that clunky software and have had problems making that site work for me. Can anyone suggest a site where Finale scores are welcome?

I am using Finale 2011 with Windows 7.

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Postby miker » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:53 pm

Welcome to the forum, and thanks for such a generous offer.

You might also post on the other Finale forum, at http://forum.makemusic.com/default.aspx.

Can we assume that these are original, public domain, or authorized arrangements?
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Re: Donating Finale Scores

Postby tboneguy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:21 pm

Thanks very much for your prompt reply. Yes, everything that I would post is public domain. I did make a few arrangements for special purposes that were not public domain, but I would not post those. Everything is my own work. I am now retired, and since our group used these arrangements so successfully I would like to make them available for others to use.

Also, thank you for recommending the other forum. I will post my question there, too.

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Re: Donating Finale Scores

Postby Sunshinenotes » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:29 am

Have you looked into the Petrucci Library at IMSLP.com (I think that is the correct address) ? Also Sheet Music Plus has a SMP Press going where you can post and sell arrangements and original pieces.
I don't know about uploading actual .mus or .musx files, probably need to save as PDF in those cases.
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Re: Donating Finale Scores

Postby tboneguy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:38 pm

Thanks for your reply, Sunshinenotes. Yes, I am familiar with IMSLP, and in fact have downloaded quite a few scores from that site to use as "raw material" for my own arrangements. I hesitated to submit there, though, because it's such a huge site. I was afraid that my scores would get lost among that mass of scores. As it happened, I found a much smaller site, MusicScores.com, that was willing to accept and post my work, and that has seemed to work well. They use Sibelius, so I have to export my Finale scores to MusicXML and create Sibelius scores from those, but it's actually a simple process and anyone who goes to that site will be able to find my arrangements easily under the "Brass Ensemble" category. They edit them and produce beautiful parts. I still can't believe that Finale doesn't support a website for scores, but such is life. Again, thanks for your reply.
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Re: Donating Finale Scores

Postby motet » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:48 pm

You might contact Ken Amis and see if he wants them.
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