Frequently Asked Questions
Good question. Always follow the money. Lenny Young's arrangements were written for The Pittsburgh Camerata, and he has graciously agreed to let me sell them on this site. He gets the money. If you wish to support a very talented itinerant oboist/choir director/musician-at-large, feel free to add an extra donation to your payment for his arrangement. I will see that he gets it.
Contact me with details of the problem and I'll send you a corrected copy within 48 hours (probably sooner rather than later.) Sometimes the conversion to pdf does weird things to the score. I try to check everything before I post it, but things could potentially slip through the cracks. Don't worry - your satisfaction is guaranteed at Rollett Press Ink, at least insofar as how it looks. If you think it sucks, that's another problem, of course, and one that I probably can't fix...
Contact me via email and we'll talk if you want a review copy. I understand that sometimes the sample page doesn't answer all of your questions.
Once I get all of the arrangement files posted I will be putting up sound files of as many of the arrangements as I have them for. Some of them are also available on iTunes, sung by The Pittsburgh Camerata.
Do feel free to contact me for more details.
Yes. All instrumental parts are notated at concert pitch in the arrangement score, and obviously your instrumentalists can just read off of the choral score if you wish (and they don't mind.) And of course you can write out the instrumental part(s) for your players. But separate instrumental parts, in the standard transposition (or lack thereof) are available for a measly 49 cents.
In the immortal words of PDQ Bach, "If you've got the money, honey, I've got the time." Although actually I think it was "thyme."
You will receive a zipped file which contains a pdf of the arrangement and a midi file. Purchasing an arrangement through this site grants you a license to print up to 50 copies for one group. You may use the midi file as you see fit. You may make it available to your singers to rehearse with, for example. I can't think of any other uses offhand, but if you can, go for it.
Go to Youtube, type "Gridiron Toreadors" into the search box, watch the video. You decide.
Although I cannot give a comprehensive answer to this question, I can assure you that no animals are harmed in making my arrangements, although an occasional cat is cheesed off when they are booted off the keyboard...
It depends on whether your parents gave you permission or not...