Sheet Music is a musician’s electronic performance binder. The inspiration for this application is the volunteer liturgical musician, who, over the years has acquired a sizable personal portfolio of accompaniments and arrangements. After you import images of your paper sheet music into the library, you can group them into programmes to play back during your performance. Having the library immediately at your fingertips provides an additional agility in reacting to those last minute changes choir directors so often spring on their musicians. We hope you enjoy this tool.
Sheet Music implements the new Windows 8 graphic design language where graphical tiles represent content. Upon startup, Sheet Music presents you with two short lists: Programmes and the Library. These short lists represent the most recently accessed Programmes and Parts. A Part is a collection of images of the actual notation for a single work. Programmes are collections of parts listed and displayed in order when you perform. As mentioned previously, the home page (sometimes called a Hub in Windows 8) shows your most recently accessed items. To browse the entirety of your collection of Programmes or Parts; tap on the Programme > or Library > headers respectively.
Tapping on a part brings displays its details. From here you can view the properties associated with this music when you originally imported your images. If you need to make a chance, you can do so by swiping up from the bottom (to reveal the windows command bar) and tapping on the Edit button.
Sheet music provides a simple interface for adding and editing parts. To add a page to the part, click the Add Page button to launch the windows file picker where you can select one or more images to import. This action copies the images into the part, it does not remove them from their original location. Please remember to abide by your local jurisdiction’s regulations regarding copyright and fair use.
To add a new programme to your library, swipe up on the home page to reveal the command bar and tap the Add Part button. To edit an existing programme, swipe down on a programme tile to select it and then tap the Edit command button. This brings you to this page where you can edit and create programmes. To add a part to a programme, tap Add Part button. This will take you to a page similar to the part library browser where you can select one or more parts to add to the programme. Once added, you can drag and drop them to change their order. You can also add optional sections to help organize the flow by tapping on the Add Section button.
Tapping on a programme tile form the home page takes you to the programme details page. From here you can review the program in a table of contents format. If it’s time to perform, simply click the Play button to switch to performance mode.
Sheet Music presents each page of each part in sequential order during your performance. To move between pages swipe the image to the left or right as necessary. Additionally, tapping on the image or swiping from the top or bottom reveals additional information and options. You even have the option to blank when not playing.
We hope you enjoy having this as an option to manage your personal collection of sheet music.
Sheet Music collects no personally identifiable information, nor does it connect to the internet or other on-line services. It references files in a folder on your local hard drive that you granted permission for it to use as the "Library". Additionally, it stores a small amount of information in local settings so it can remember your most recently accessed library files.
We would like to give a special thanks to the IMSLP Music Library for providing the sheet music images displayed in our quick tutorial: