2011 Paul Revere Awards Announced

The 2011 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence were announced at the annual meeting of the Music Publishers Association at the Harvard Club in New York City on June 3. In all, a total of 36 publications were honored in 13 award categories, among them numerous scores of works by contemporary American composers including William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Bill Charlap, Michael John LaChiusa, John Corigliano, Richard Danielpour, Ricky Ian Gordon, David Leisner, Dan Locklair, Augusta Read Thomas, Steve Reich, John Tower, and the late Peter Lieberson.

The winners are:

Cover Design Featuring Photography
1st Prize
The Casals Legacy (Carl Fischer)
2nd Prize (three-way tie)
Mass of Grace (World Library Publications)
Mass of Wisdom (World Library Publications)
Michael Colgrass: Adventures of an American Composer

Cover Design Featuring Graphic Elements
1st Prize (tie)
Audition Repertoire for the Advancing Pianist (Alfred Music Publishing)
John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles, vocal score (G. Schirmer, Inc.)
2nd Prize (tie)
Arthur Schnabel: String Quartet No. 1, score (Peermusic Classical)
The Songs of Arturo Toscanini (Subito Music Publishing)

Book Design in Folios
1st Prize
Audition Repertoire for the Advancing Pianist
2nd Prize (three-way tie)
Led Zeppelin Ultimate Guitar Play-Along (Alfred Music Publishing)
The Casals Legacy
The Michael John LaChiusa Song Book (Alfred Music Publishing)

Book Design in Educational Folios
1st Prize
Music with Solo Violin, Critical Report (European-American Music Corp.)

Publications for Electronic Distribution
1st Prize
Beethoven: Symphony No. III, Poco Allegretto (Musicnotes, Inc.)

Choral Music Notesetting
1st Prize
Augusta Read Thomas: Love Songs (G. Schirmer, Inc.)
2nd Prize
Mass of Wisdom
3rd Prize (tie)
Dan Locklair: Love Came Down at Christmas (Subito Music Publishing)
Mass of Grace

Keyboard Music Notesetting
1st Prize
Audition Repertoire for the Advancing Pianist
2nd Prize
Mano Sinistra: Selected Etudes (International Music Corp.)
3rd Prize (tie)
Chopin: Impromptu No. 3 and Fantaisie Impromptu (International Music Corp.)
The Bill Charlap Collection (Hal Leonard Corp.)

Guitar Music Notesetting
1st Prize (tie)
Children of Bodom, Legendary Licks (Cherry Lane Music)
Monte Montgomery: A Collection (Cherry Lane Music)
2nd Prize (tie)
Jimi Hendrix: Valleys of Neptune (Hal Leonard Corp.)
David Leisner: Labyrinths (Theodore Presser Co.)

Piano-Vocal Music Notesetting
1st Prize (tie)
Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs (Associated Music Publishers)
John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles, vocal score
2nd Prize
William Bolcom: Lucrezia (E.B. Marks Co.)
3rd Prize (tie)
Tobias Picker: “Letter Aria” from Emmeline (Schott Helicon Music Corp.)
Ricky Ian Gordon: The Grapes of Wrath Solo Aria Collection (Carl Fischer)

Full Score Notesetting
1st Prize
Elliott Carter: Mosaic (Hendon/Boosey & Hawkes)
2nd Prize
Music with Solo Violin, Critical Report
Arthur Schnabel: String Quartet No. 1, score
3rd Prize
Steve Reich: Double Sextet (Hendon/Boosey & Hawkes)

Solos Music Notesetting
1st Prize
Richard Danielpour: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Associated Music Publishers)
2nd Prize
The Casals Legacy
3rd Prize
Karol Szymanowski: Notturno and Tarantella (International Music Co.)

Chamber Music Notesetting
1st Prize
Arthur Schnabel: String Quartet No. 1, set of parts
2nd Prize (tie)
Joan Tower: Copperwave (Associated Music Publishers)
Henry Purcell: Three Songs (International Music Corp.)
3rd Prize (tie)
George F. Handel: Three Arias (International Music Corp.)
Trio (Subito Music Publishing)

Collated Music Notesetting
1st Prize
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag (E.B. Marks Co.)

The panel of judges for the 2011 Paul Revere Awards consisted of Bruce Taub and Scott Eyerly, with Mannes librarian Andrew Toulas serving as utility judge and Maria Reidelbach serving as design judge.

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