About Scores Reformed
Scores Reformed was founded in 2009 by Ann Miller and Steven Reading, both professional musicians and music engravers of long standing. After years of playing from often very poor quality parts, we were determined to improve the standard of printed music and so began our campaign to rid the orchestral world of the substandard copy which plagues many of our great orchestras’ libraries. We provide clear and accurate scores and parts of both operatic and orchestral works. Our desire is to build a partnership with players and orchestral librarians so that feedback and improvements are positively encouraged for the benefit of all.
Ann Miller came to England from California in 1972 to further her musical studies. After completing one post graduate year at Trinity College and a further year at the Royal Academy of Music, she became a free-lance musician and a teacher. Ann has worked with, among others, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Philharmonia Orchestra. She now concentrates on music copying and clients have included Jerry Goldsmith, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Taverner, Peter Maxwell-Davies and Harrison Birtwistle. Producing music for television, cinema and all forms of live performance, she has also worked as a copyist for the BBC and the LSO, and was part of the team that produced the “Choirbook for the Queen” in 2012.
Steven Reading spent 1971-74 at the Guildhall School of Music, London studying Horn and Composition. Then up to 1996 he worked as a freelance horn player, with most of the major UK symphony and chamber orchestras, including 6 years with both the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, he also spent 2 years as 2nd horn of the Belgian chamber orchestra ‘I Fiamminghi’. Steven has worked extensively in concert hall, studio and film has undertaken many foreign tours with The London Symphony, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, and I Fiamminghi. In 1996 a change of direction led to him becoming a music engraver, and arranger. This entailed becoming an expert user and trainer in Sibelius Software.
He was a major copyist for BBC Music Library from 1996 – 2010 and worked as copyist for many commercial film and TV companies. For Music Sales he has published more than 3000 back catalogue songs on the internet using the Sibelius internet application ‘Scorch’.
He was librarian and copyist for the composer Carl Davis, setting his Opera ‘Peace’ and Ballet ‘The Lady of the Camellias’, along with movies ‘The Understudy’, ‘The Godless Girl’ ‘LAT’ ‘The Immigrant’ and the BBC TV series ‘Cranford’.