Commission Original Music Form
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
— JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
If an agreement is reached and you wish to proceed with the commission, a contract will be prepared and signed by both parties. Half of the commissioning fee will be due upfront.
Once the music is complete Amanda will prepare the sheet music (with a special inscription), any parts, and a high quality synthesized recording of the music which will all be delivered to you. As with standard practice, the composer will retain all rights to the music, however the printed score will forever bear the name(s) of the commissioner and anyone the music might be dedicated to. In most cases the music will also be made available online.
The fee to commission original music is determined by a number of factors such as length, instrumentation, difficulty, etc. This basically boils down to how much time will be needed to compose the music. A very small commission might be completed in one week. A very ambitious, large scale commission might take up to six months or more to complete. If a work is needed in a shorter time frame, it may be possible to speed up the process in certain circumstances.