Notation and Editing

During his Bachelors at the University of Birmingham, Luke enrolled in a newly established Notation and Editorial Practice module, taught by leading expert, Elaine Gould (Senior Music Editor at Faber Music and author of Behind Bars). Course content included training in score layout, part extraction, idiomatic notation, piano writing, vocal/ instrumental reduction, vocal music, proofreading, cast-offs, engraving rules, music typesetting. Luke's final portfolio for this module received high honours, demonstrating an ability to edit contemporary scores, and manipulate Sibelius systems when typesetting, to produce materials to professional standard over succession of intense deadlines.

Since graduating, Luke has taken on freelance work for Faber Music, allowing him to continue his work and training with Elaine Gould on various tasks involved in proofreading/ part extraction. Most recently, Luke has provided professional part extraction and typesetting services for Schott Music. Becoming accustomed to the idiomatic formatting style of jazz and commercial scoring, Luke is keen to broaden his professional notation/editing portfolio to the areas of jazz/commercial copyist work.

Professional Editorial/Copyist Experience


Faber Music Ltd - New Music department

· Jonathan Harvey/Speakings - score, full orchestra and electronics, 106pp.

· Thomas Adès/ Three Studies from Couperin - score, chamber orchestra, 69pp.

· Robert Schumann arr. Tom Coult/ Studies in Canonic Form - score tidying, chamber orchestra, 70pp.

Faber Music - Warner Chappell department

Paul Williams/ Bugsy Malone - score and parts, 11-piece show band, 63pp.

Part extraction

Faber Music Ltd

Robert Schumann arr. Tom Coult/ Studies in Canonic Form - 18 parts, duration c. 10 mins

Schott Music

Daniil Trifonov/Quintetto Concertante - string quartet, 61pp.

Digital typesetting

Schott Music

Augusta Holmès/ Air de Ballet - orchestral score, 30pp.

Bookings and Enquiries

If you’re interested in seeing any examples of Luke's engraving/editing portfolio, or have any other professional enquiries (availibility/quotes), please get in touch via the “Contact Luke” section of the website.