This is an open call for publishers and/or composers to maintain errata online.
This week I caught two errors in two different scores (of the three I was conducting). I looked on publishers’ websites to no avail – not only did the individual score page have no information, there was no centralized location for errata.
Considering the breadth of publishers’ sites, it should be simple to add a source to check for possible errors. Until they exist, these are the possible outcomes:
- Composers receive repeated calls/emails with the same questions.
- Conductors edit pieces without knowing the composers’ intent.
- Pieces are performed wrong because typos aren’t corrected.
Errors happen, of course. Let’s work together to fix them.
If I were a publisher, I might even propose a small typo reward. If you’re the first to catch an error in a score, you get a $1 credit toward a future order.
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