Engraving | Publishing

As a performing musician, composer, and teacher, Douglas brings a keen artistic eye and a strong sense of musicality to the scores he edits and publishes. Please inquire if you are interested in hiring engraving services, and feel free to peruse the Score Samples provided below:

Score Sample 1:
Malleus, for Orchestra, by Douglas Buchanan

“Buchanan has a knack for summoning massive sonic blows, reminiscent in impact of the kind John Corigliano can unleash. The hammering passages in the taut score are filled with terrific orchestral color and wieght, not to mention feeling”
—Tim Smith, Review of Malleus, The Baltimore Sun


Score Sample 2:
I Will Lift Mine Eyes to the Hills, for SATB Chorus, by Douglas Buchanan




Score Sample 3:
“The girl who was never even conceived,” from Orkney Fragments, for mezzo-soprano solo (poetry by Gill Andrews, used with permission), music by Douglas Buchanan




Score Sample 4: Capriccio, for Wind Ensemble and Bass or Tenor Trombone Solo, by Frank Gulino, published by 200 Miles to Arnstadt Publications

“Doug has published my Capriccio for trombone and wind ensemble for a number of years, and I can't say enough about the quality of his work. A skilled engraver, Doug thoughtfully and sensibly added cues and rehearsal letters, edited parts for page turns, and ultimately arrived at a final product that is clean and professional whether you order the piece in digital PDF or traditional hard copy. Doug's talents as an engraver and publisher have allowed me to allocate more of my energy to the creative side of the process, and that has been extremely satisfying for me. I would highly recommend working with him.” — Frank Gulino, composer


Performance of Capriccio by Colin Wise and the U.S. Navy Band


Score Sample 5: Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Vol. II: A Concerto for Amplified Toy Piano and Wind Ensemble, by David Smooke

“Doug did all of the engraving for the score and parts to my concerto for toy piano and wind ensemble, Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. It's nearly impossible to exaggerate the difficultly that this project entailed: cutaways, unmetered music for large ensemble, copious extended techniques, etc. The work Doug did was visually beautiful and meticulous. Not only that, but he was incredibly responsive and responsible in getting things to me in a timely fashion.
Tl;dr: HIRE HIM! You won't regret it.”
— David Smooke, Composer