Oryx and Crake Vocal Score

Creating the piano-vocal score of an upcoming opera by Søren Eichberg.

Oryx and Crake Vocal Score

Creating the piano-vocal score of an upcoming opera by Søren Eichberg.

Oryx and Crake Vocal Score

Creating the piano-vocal score of an upcoming opera by Søren Eichberg.

Oryx and Crake Vocal Score

Creating the piano-vocal score of an upcoming opera by Søren Eichberg.

Piano-vocal score.

Piano-vocal score engraved and edited in Sibelius.

Oryx and Crake is an upcoming opera by Danish/German composer Søren Nils Eichberg (b. 1973). The work is based on a Margaret Atwood novel and will premiere in Wiesbaden in March 2023.

The task

In this ongoing project, leading Nordic music publisher Wilhelm Hansen hired Wellfey to reduce the full orchestra score into a vocal score for rehearsal.

Oryx and Crake is an upcoming opera by Danish/German composer Søren Nils Eichberg (b. 1973). The work is based on a Margaret Atwood novel and will premiere in Wiesbaden in March 2023.

The task

In this ongoing project, leading Nordic music publisher Wilhelm Hansen hired Wellfey to reduce the full orchestra score into a vocal score for rehearsal.

Detail of sheet music.

Practical reduction with cues for choir and soloists.

Creative score reduction

We focused on creating a piano score that is playable and practical while keeping all the necessary cues for choir and soloists. Our aim was a score that is neither too dense nor too sparse.

The music font is Opus, and the text is set in Palatino Linotype.

Creative score reduction

We focused on creating a piano score that is playable and practical while keeping all the necessary cues for choir and soloists. Our aim was a score that is neither too dense nor too sparse.

The music font is Opus, and the text is set in Palatino Linotype.