With the completion and publication of the Prelude from Psycho, attentions have turned to completing the licensing deal for the Overture from Lawrence of Arabia. A slight "curve ball" was uncovered last week when it was discovered that Shapiro-Bernstein (the copyright holders) have instructed Faber in the UK to administer licensing applications, but only (as discovered last week) for "Worldwide distribution excluding US & Canada". "US & Canada only" rights are administered by Hal Leonard. So....two seperate licenses required for "true" worldwide distribution rights. Fun fun!
In other news; the Prelude from Psycho served as a great starting point and inspiration to expand it into the "Suite from Psycho", a piece which contains the aforementioned Prelude, plus a number of other cues including the iconic "The Murder" cue from that shower scene. The first draft of that engraving should be completed sometime next week, with a proof-read and layout of the parts following in the week after.
Thoughts are already turning to "what next" and as usual there are more possibilities and things on our wish list than you can shake a stick (conductor's baton?) at!
With that in mind, we'll be starting a poll next week to gauge interest and let you decide the next piece we add to our repertoire. We can't wait to see the result!
Stay tuned for more news on the release of the Lawrence of Arabia, and remember if you haven't already, you can pick up a digital download of the Prelude from Psycho at SheetMusicPlus today!