Engraving Guidelines

In order to insure coherence in the layout of our publications, we have adopted the following engraving guidelines. Works for submission have not to fit them.

PAGES

  • Format : A4 Portrait
  • Margins : between 15 and 20 mm
  • Publisher reference
    • “AVK###” [## has to be be communicated by the publisher after agreement]
    • sans serif bold 8pt
    • lays on bottom margin
    • centered
       
  • Page numbers
    • “- ## -“
    • sans serif normal 10pt
    • lays under top margin
    • centered
    • Not on the first page
       
  • Page turns
    • Make the performer’s life easy…

FIRST PAGE

  • Title, formation, composer
    • Traditionnal placement
    • Serif
    • Upper-case
    • bloc lays under top margin
       
  • Copyright
    • “© YYYY by Alain Van Kerckhoven Éditeur” [YYYY is the year of the agreement]
    • sans serif normal 8pt
    • lay on bottom margin
    • left alignment
    • Only on the first page of each movment

MUSIC

  • Alterations
    • classical influence (within the measure for tonal music)
    • courtesy alterations between round brackets
       
  • Instruments names
    • before staves on the first page
    • serif 10 pt standard
    • English abreviations on next pages only if possible confusions
       
  • Lyrics
    • serif 10 pt standard
    • second language in italic
       
  • Measures
    • Measure number not on the first measure
    • sans serif normal 8pt
    • multimeasures broken at each rehersal mark (or each 10 measures if no rehersal marks)
       
  • Slurs
    • start and endings vertically centered on note head
    • interrupted over meters and keys
       
  • Ties
    • start and endings vertically aligned between chords
    • start and endings horizontally centered on note head
    • interrupted over meters and keys
       
  • Triplets
    • number only (“3” and not “3:2”)
    • brackets beamed group

SOFTWARE

  • Files have to be readable in a recent version of Finale or Sibelius.
  • A PDF file is needed for security.