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Palestrant Music Engraving
Full-service source for all your music's needs.


Your manuscript can be brought to publishable, camera-ready quality using elegant Finale software. Have an upcoming performance and your musicians can't read your score?  Trying to get a publisher to take your work seriously? Click here to contact us about rates.

  ARRANGING Whether it's setting an old folk tune for the string quartet playing in your wedding or arranging your piano score for full symphony orchestra, Palestrant Music Engraving can realize the full potential of your music. Have a project in mind? Contact us- let's talk about it!
  COMPOSITION Chris has worked in many musical forms: from song cycle to opera, from woodwind quintet to symphony. Click here for a current portfolio list. Do you need music for an upcoming occasion? Can't find exactly what you're looking for? Perhaps we can help. Tell us what you'd like to hear, and remember- you always get "final say!"

F.A.Q.: Frequently asked questions.
  My manuscript contains unusual notation. Won't this have to be added by hand? No need. We can recreate your original notations and symbols within the document. We recognize that music notation should always be the tool of a composer, not the master. Non-standard notation is the cornerstone of contemporary music. We fully endorse its use! 
  Will I be able to hear my music?
Absolutely. A precise and realistic computer-generated demo tape of your piece is available using advanced Kurzweil sampling technology or using the full range of Garritan orchestral samples. 
  What if I want to request changes to the score?
No problem. In this age of computer-driven publishing, score alterations are relatively painless. You always have the right to edit your music. 
  Will I be able to get the computer file itself?
Yes! Upon completion of your project, you will receive both a "hard" copy of your score and a "soft" copy of the original file on disc, formatted for either Macintosh or Windows machines to suit your needs.

Christopher Palestrant has established himself as an award-winning composer and arranger
over the last twenty years. Please click here for a current portfolio list.
His teachers have included:
The Peabody Conservatory of Music (DMA, Music Composition), Dr. Nicholas Maw
The Peabody Conservatory of Music (MM, Music Composition), Prof. Morris Cotel.
New York University (MA, Educational Theatre and Music Composition), Dr. Ruth Schonthal.
The College of Wooster (BA, Music Composition and Theatre), Dr. Jack Gallagher.
Norfolk State University, graduate study, Dr. Adolphus Hailstork.
Christopher Newport University, graduate study, Dr. Jennifer Barker.
Master classes under: Samuel Adler, Kathryn Alexander, Bruno Amato, David Amram,
Thomas Benjamin, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, John Maxwell Geddes, Kamran Ince,
George Rochberg, Chris Theofanidis

    Have any questions? Would you like to get a cost estimate for your project?
     Please contact us directly at Palestrant Music Engraving.
     We look forward to making your music look its best!

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Portfolio Personal
Portfolio: an up-to-date list of original compositions by Christopher Palestrant featuring audio examples.
Gigs: upcoming performances of concert and popular music
Personal Information: includes links to info on DVD, radio drama, music, literature, friends' home pages and some surprises.

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