Like a lot of start up enterprises liberally using the word ‘we’, there’s actually one person at the centre of Four Score and More, deeply immersed in (at least co-running) each of the projects. That person (also writing this text) is:
Fortunately for him (me), a growing number of great people are contributing to ‘Four Score And More’, either as directly involved collaborators, or in important advisory roles. Here is some info on them:
Collaborators and Credits
Cut Outs, Working in Harmony, and more
- Patrick Dawkins, violinist and PHP developer
Scores of Scores
- The MuseScore team, especially Peter Jonas, OpenScore Manager
- Edward Guo of IMSLP
- This interactive guide to the pitch properties of the pedal harp was developed by Iain Gunn and I in 2016 and first published as part of a paper for Music Theory Online.
- These files are based on public domain transcriptions by Jay Wilson and (like most of our offerings) made using code built on top of the music21 library. Thank you Jay! Thank you music21!
- Developed in consultation with the magnificent Roger Moseley
Simple Harmonic Motion
- Neil Dodgson, Professor at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Sally Jane Norman, Professor at and Director of the New Zealand School of Music,
- Made using code built on top of Laurent Pugin’s fabulous Verovio
- Thanks to the people and teams who produced the score transcriptions on from which this data is extracted (several as detailed on that page).
- Ryaan Ahmed, musician, musicologist and developer at Artusi
- Michael Scott Cuthbert, Associate Professor at MIT and Founder of Artusi
- Katharine Ellis, 1684 Professor of Music, University of Cambridge;
- Elena Anastopoulos, ABRSM;
- Peter Gotham, Third Sector Accountant;
- Alexandra (Xann) Schwinn;
- Karl Schwonik.
Funding and Institutions
Grateful acknowledgement goes to
- The University of Cambridge for funding in support of ‘Scores of Scores’ and ‘Cut Outs’. Here are the specific funds and remit of our activity in those areas:
- ‘Scores of Scores’ was funded by the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund.
- ‘Cut Outs’ was funded by the The Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund.
- Additionally a number of partners in Cambridge came together to put on the ‘Scores of Scores’ Launch Event (details on that page).
Cornell University where I was employed from 2018-20 as ‘Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Music Theory Pedagogy’ with duties specifically including the development of open source digital music theory teaching resources. Thanks to Cornell’s Faculty of Music and Active Learning Initiative for creating this inspired and unique post.
Universität des Saarlandes where I was employed from 2020-21 as ‘Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter’ on the DFG-funded ‘Computergestützte Analyse harmonischer Strukturen’ project.
- Technische Universität Dortmund where I now work as Professor for Music Theory.
Thank you all!