A table with all of the 2018 Paul Revere Award winning publications.
2018 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence Announced

2018 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence Announced

The 2018 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence were announced during the annual meeting of the Music Publishers Association at The Redbury in New York City. The awards, which were established in 1964 in honor of the first music engraving  in America, by Paul Revere, recognize publications which best exemplify high standards in music engraving, design, and utility. Among the 2018 award-winning publications, in a total of 13 award categories, were the piano-vocal scores for two operas—Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost and David T. Little and Royce Vavrick’s Dog Days—as well as Yehudi Wyiner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Piano Concerto “Chiavo a Mano,” orchestral works by John Adams and Anna Clyne, wind band compositions by Richard Danielpour and Erik Morales, a saxophone quartet by Chen Yi, John Corigliano’s recent unaccompanied violin solo Stomp, three compositions by Daniel Dorff, two compositions by Fred Lerdahl, and two publications devoted to the music of William Bolcom.

The 2018 Paul Revere Award winners are:

 Cover Design Featuring Photography

First Prize
Parkway for marimba and vibraphone by Joe Locke
Marimba Productions, Inc.

Second Prize
Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence
Carl Fischer Music

Third Prize
Clear Midnight for percussion duo by Michael Burritt
Marimba Productions, Inc.

Cover Design Featuring Graphic Elements

First Prize
Masquerade for orchestra by Anna Clyne
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

Second Prize
Fiddle & Song: Violin, Book 1
Alfred Music

Third Prize TIE
Beyond the Starlit Skies by Peter Gjon Kadeli
Kandinsky Music

Visual Guitar Theory
Hal Leonard

Popular Music: Design in Folios

First Prize
William Bolcom Piano Works
Edward B. Marks Music Company

Second Prize
The Doors: 50th Anniversary Songbook
Alfred Music

Concert & Educational Music: Design in Folios

First Prize
Moana – The Beat of Your Heart
Hal Leonard

Second Prize TIE
Fiddle & Song: Violin, Book 1
Alfred Music

Saxophone University
Hal Leonard

Choral Music Notesetting

First Prize
Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound by G. F. Handel, arr. Russell Robinson
Carl Fischer Music

Second Prize
Calm on the Listening Ear of Night by Dan Locklair
Subito Music Corporation

Third Prize
A River Glorious by James Mountain arr. Joel Raney
Hope Publishing Company

Keyboard Music Notesetting

First Prize
Sonatas, Opp. 1, 14, 28, 29 by Sergei Prokofiev
Alfred Music

Second Prize TIE
Four Impromptus by Bernard Rands
Schott Music Corporation

Cantos de España, Op. 232 by Isaac Albéniz
Alfred Music

Guitar Music Notesetting

First Prize
The Doors: 50th Anniversary Songbook
Alfred Music

Second Prize
Three Bagatelles by Fred Lerdahl
Schott Music Corporation

Piano-Vocal Notesetting

First Prize
Dog Days by David T. Little
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

Second Prize
Buoso’s Ghost by Michael Ching
ECS Publishing

Full Scores Notesetting

First Prize
Piano Concerto “Chiavi in Mano” by Yehudi Wyner
G. Schirmer, Inc./ Associated Music Publishers

Second Prize
Billy and the Carnival by Daniel Dorff
Theodore Presser Company

Third Prize TIE
Here We Come A-Caroling by Richard Hayman
Hal Leonard

City Noir by John Adams
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

Solos Notesetting, with accompaniment

First Prize
Duo for Violin and Piano by Kenneth Fuchs
Edward B. Marks Music Company

Second Prize
Concertino in F by Gaetano Donizetti (English horn and piano reduction)
Theodore Presser Company

Third Prize
Trombone Concerto by William Bolcom (trombone and piano reduction)
Edward B. Marks Music Company

Solos Notesetting, without accompaniment

First Prize
25 Studies in Scales and Chords by Ludwig Milde (bassoon)
Theodore Presser Company

Second Prize
Stomp by John Corigliano (violin)
G. Schirmer, Inc.

Third Prize
Six Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach (violin)
Carl Fischer Music

Chamber Ensemble Notesetting

First Prize
Not Alone by Chen Yi (saxophone quartet)
Theodore Presser Company

Second Prize
Three Mysteries of Nagasaki by Daniel Dorff (violin & percussion)
Theodore Presser Company

Third Prize TIE
Desert Dusk by Daniel Dorff (alto flute & cello)
Theodore Presser Company

String Quartet No. 4 by Fred Lerdahl
Schott Music Corporation

Collated Music Notesetting

First Prize
Haywire by Erik Morales (wind band)
The FJH Music Company Inc.

Second Prize
Toward the Splendid City, Richard Danielpour (wind band)
G. Schirmer, Inc./ Associated Music Publishers

Third Prize TIE
None But The Lonely Heart, by Peter I. Tchaikovsky arr. José Serebrier (string orchestra)
Peermusic Classical

Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, arr. Alfred Reed (wind band)
Keiser Southern Music

For the 2018 awards, a total of 114 submissions were evaluated by a group of four judges. Michel Léonard, the Principal Music Librarian for the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and Kazue McGregor, who serves as Orchestra Librarian for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, served as the two engraving judges. Nim Ben-Reuven, a Brooklyn-based freelance art director, custom lettering artist, video producer, and installation designer, and Callie Kant, the Art Director for the women’s workwear company MM.LaFleur, served as the two graphics judges. Robert Sutherland, the Chief Librarian for The Metropolitan Opera, serves as the Coordinator of the Paul Revere Awards. Following the awards ceremony, the award-winning scores will be sent on a tour of libraries across the United States and will be gifted to the New York Library for the Performing Arts upon their return.

Pictured from left to right: Brittain Ashford, Joe Iconis, Nicole Capatasto, and Alex Ordoñez from Alfred Music

Pictured from left to right: Brittain Ashford, Joe Iconis, Nicole Capatasto, and Alex Ordoñez from Alfred Music.

Other presentations during the day included a music publishing legal update by MPA Legal Counsel James M. Kendrick, an anti=piracy update by Erich Carey from the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), a demonstration of the music notation software Dorico by Daniel Spreadbury, and a panel on social media moderated by singer-songwriter Brittain Ashford (who is also MPA’s Administrator) which featured writer/performer Joe Iconis, Nicole Capatasto of Matt Ross PR, and Alex Ordoñez from Alfred Music. As in previous years, the afternoon concluded with a cocktail hour featuring live music performed by the John Murchison Trio.

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