The Role of the Orchestra Librarian as Music Copyist

Editor's Abstract

Ron Krentzman is my own orchestra librarian in the Harford Symphony (as well as our Assistant Principal Clarinetist for many years), and I am just in awe of Ron’s knowledge of publications, editions, composers, etc. Before becoming our librarian, Ran was a music copyist (by hand) and worked for many famous composers, including Lenny Bernstein. He gives us his take on merging (or not) the two jobs.
And then Karen Schnackenberg of the Dallas Symphony adds her sense of how this works in a major orchestra. An important read for any orchestra librarian who’s been asked to “add a few measures.”

Ann Drinan

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