Re: New music

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I agree that there is a major marketing and communication gap between composers, publishers and harpists that is only minimally adressed by current publications. I prefer music from publishers because it has presumably been professionally edited and vetted. It is also usually easier to find. That said, I know how hard it is for composers to get published. If you have the option, I would go with the publisher, if they will print a nice edition. I have done my own, thus far, because the publishers who have offered to publish my music will not do it in the format I require, which is a normal size page (9×12 minimum).

I don’t know if I’m the one to do it, but we do need a publication or site that has a truly comprehensive list of repertoire, with descriptions and availability. Websites are too disparate, too many domains. I would be happy to host it on my website, but it will take a group of people to maintain it.