Method & examples

digitising musical manuscripts

Written music is wonderful, but if this music is heard it's even better. To make handwritten music accessable for a performance digitising is strongly recommended. And when there is a score but no parts available the right amount of experience and craft will provide these fast and well-prepared.

Marinus Degenkamp delivers printed sheet music at top quality. He can also help you if you need additional parts, and can even re-orchestra or instrumentate at your wishes.


As a composer he delightfully will provide you with all you may need.



Below are some examples of the digitising of sheet music.

example 1a: three characterpieces op. 25 by Izaak Houck (manuscript)

Digitising handwritten music is done flawlessly, with modern scores as well as with for example this more than 100 years old piece by the Dutch composer Izaak Houck. And if the mansucript is damaged most of the time the missing passage can be reconstructed. 

example 1b: three characterpieces op. 25 by Izaak Houck (digitized vesrion)

Here the manuscript is digitized into a nice printable version and will be delivered with a separate Violoncello-part. Ready for performance!

example 2a: Pentagram score

This work for 10 wind instruments from 2010 shows a balanced lay-out. The instruments are grouped into sections to assure maximum visuability.

example 2b: Pentagram soprano saxophone part

Here is the separate soprano saxophone part in B flat. All music is well readable and has proper turning points. If desired another transposition can be made (e.g. alto saxophone in E flat).

example 3a: arranging music Pentagram 3rd part

For an example of arranging music here is the third part of Pentagram. First: the original version for 10 wind instruments.

example 3b: arranging music a Time of Hope

And to conclude here is the same piece, newly arranged for string orchestra.