Stravinsky Rite of Spring

Terrific, thanks Stephen!

Thank you so much, Stephen!

Thank you for sharing this labour of love with us, Stephen!

This is extraordinary. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Incredible, thank you very much to share this enormous amout of work !

Amazing job, thank you so much. Time to study it in detail again — with signposts on this time.

Impressive! I can’t wait to hear it (after I figure out why my copy of Note Performer didn’t load — no time today to run that down).

Which version did you use, the 1913, '29, '48, Clint Nieweg’s corrected version from 2000, another?

Not that it really matters but it’s fun to know.

Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing project!!


amazing work

was a good reason (for me) to finally buy Noteperformer

Holy smokes, this is big. Will come in SUPER handy for tweaking my VSTs, to get the instruments sounding “just so.”

Thanks a million, man!


Thank you Stephen! :slight_smile:

This is amazing! Thank you for sharing it.



Thank you so much -

  • D.D.

I wouldn’t necessarily agree that NotePerformer is the way to go with the mockup here but can fully understand that it would be even more time-consuming to do it with something that sounds more like the real item. I do agree that having an excellent Dorico score like this of probably the most commonly mocked-up work is immensely valuable for study and also express my gratitude.

The next step would be to see if it can be tweaked by someone to work with another sound library like BBCSO PRO (since we already have been given Expression Maps for them)…

  • D.D.

Pro should just about be able to manage it. I tried as is it with my Core template which includes essential missing woodwind (cor anglais, bass clarinet and contrabassoon) supplied by VSL and I actually quite like the result even though there are obviously issues like some articulations and polyphonic legato which would clearly require tweaking of the score to say nothing of the more exotic instruments.

Which version did you use, the 1913, '29, '48, Clint Nieweg’s corrected version from 2000, another?

This is the Dover score from 1989, a reproduction of the Muzyka edition from 1965. So I’m guessing it’s either 1913, or maybe '29; pretty sure it’s not '48, and I did not know about the corrected version, that is interesting! I found very few mistakes in the Dover version, which I marked in red in the Dorico score.

I’ve also fixed lots of irritating mistakes I made in Part One, so it’s now updated at the Google Drive link if people are interested. Below are a few questions that I still can’t figure out about Part One; but in the spirit of Leo’s recent post praising Dorico’s cueing, I want to say that Dorico is really awesome, and I can’t imagine trying something like this in another program. Time to get that Dorico T-shirt!

One bar before rehearsal 10, Ob 1 - can’t hide auxiliary note for descending trill (that’s actually a good thing, I suppose)

2 before 22 - why don’t the horns amalgamate? (same at 55, 72-75) Maybe because there are four players on a single voice?

4 after 28 - condensed bassoon trill auxiliary notes are the wrong pitch, although they are correct in Galley view

4 after 65 - tubas and tenor tubas, can’t amalgamate slurs if the instruments are condensed into stems up/down (maybe this is on purpose?)

Thank you so much for sharing this! An absolutely stunning artwork!

I found very few mistakes in the Dover version, which I marked in red in the Dorico score.

Clint Nieweg claims to have found 20,000 (twenty thousand) errors and anomalies in the various editions. Also, a set of parts that match the Muzyka score does not exist.

In 2018 Nieweg found additional errors, but this version is not yet available.

This is because the Dorico file is a zip already, or some other compressed format. I know that because when I accidentally open up a Dorico file using 7-zip, it shows the files and folders inside the “zipped” Dorico file.