We here at Sibley have been scanning public domain scores with reckless abandon since we started in May. We’ve scanned trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, nonets, tentets, eleventets, twelvetets, and a couple of oddball thirteentets. We’ve scanned a great deal of art songs and organ and piano music, and over the next five or six months, you can reasonably expect to see about 2800 duets. (Unless of course we finish them off this week. That’s how crazy we are.)
I’m writing today to let you know that we’ve reached a real benchmark in our progress. As of yesterday evening, we have scanned and uploaded One Hundred Thousand pages of music. I’m not sure what one hundred thousand pages of music would weigh, or how many square feet that many pages would cover, if used as wallpaper, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that it would take 44.2 days to play (without pause) all of the music we’ve scanned.
Appropriately, we’ve scheduled a concert to begin at 8pm on August 24th of this year, and to commence on October 3rd at 12:45 am. There will be a short reception following the performance.