CLASSICAL COMMISSION

For contemporary classical music involving acoustic instrumental performers, from soloists and small ensembles, to concert bands and symphonic orchestras. 

Past Works
Commissioning Rates

As of: 1st January 2019

These rates are by per minute of composed music and are variable depending on the size and nature of the project:

1 - 2

Players

Per minute

E.g.

Violin Solo

or

Flute and Clarinet

(etc.)

3 - 4

Players

Per minute

E.g.

Piano Trio

or

Violin Quartet

(etc.)

Ensemble

5 - 10 Players

Per minute

E.g.

Wind Quintet

or

Brass Octet

(etc.)

Chamber

11 - 22 Players

Per minute

E.g.

String Orchestra

or

Large Ensemble

(etc.)

Symphonic Orchestra

Per minute

E.g.

Full Orchestra

(Wind, Brass, Percussion and Strings)

Orchestra with SATB Choir

Per minute

E.g.

Full Orchestra

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

For other combinations of ensemble, feel free to contact me!

How the fees are paid:

50% on signing the "Commissioning Agreement", 50% on delivery of the score

All payments are made via PayPal or a direct bank transfer

What You Will Get

With each Classical Commission, you will receive:

2) A dedication of your choosing to appear at the top of the front page of the score forever

  • Additional dedications can be discussed

3) A license to have a maximum of 60 physical copies of the scores printed at any time​

  • Additional limits can be discussed

4) Rights to give the worldwide exclusive premiere of the commission within 6 months after the score delivery date

  • Additional performance ​rights can be discussed (e.g. exclusive recording rights, city premieres)

5) A rough computer generated recording of the completed commission as a .MP3 digital file

1) The full score and part scores of the completed commission as a .PDF digital file

Optional Additions

These are optional additions that are not required alongside a commission, but may be of interest

Additional

Print Limit

Per 5 copies

E.g.

If you would like a license to print more than the 60 physical copies that your commission allows

High Quality

Recording

Per minute

E.g.

For a higher quality backing recording with hand-picked samples (can take several days depending on the number of instruments)

FAQ

A general FAQ for all commissions can be found HERE. For classical specific questions:

I don't see any mention of electronics, can you do a commission with electronics?

  • Currently, I don't do commissions that involve electronics (unless you are doing that yourself!). This is because I have a very limited experience with compositional electronics, so much so that I feel I would not offer a satisfactory commission for your project.

I have a question that wasn't answered, how can I contact you?

  • Feel free to contact me over HERE for any further questions!

Submit a Commission

To get a quote for how much your commission will cost, fill out the form below.

I will respond to your request with a quote via email within 24 hours. If the quote is reasonable to you, I will then send you a copy of the "Commissioning Agreement" for us both to sign. After the first 50% of the commission fee is delivered, the composing shall begin!

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