File Submission Form

Please read all the instructions below before e-mailing your file.

All content on the Scriptorium is provided by NWC users, and new submissions are always welcome. To help your audience derive the most benefit and enjoyment from your submission, and to make things easier for the volunteers who operate and maintain this site, the following guidelines are provided.

  1. When submitting a musical piece,
    • please read the copyright notice and the composition hints and proof reading hints as well. Make sure you include a title and composer name in each NWC file.

    • Save the file as a Compressed NWC file (this is the default). If you have a suite of files linked thematically, you may wish to ZIP them together, providing a list of titles in the comments section.

    • Submitted items must be from a registered user and must be saved using version 1.75 or higher.

    • Please include the following information:

      Full name of work: (inc. Opus number and year of composition if you can)
      Composer: Surname, First name (inc. birth and death years and nationality if you can)
      Arranger: (if applicable) Surname, First name (inc. birth and death years and nationality  if you can)
      About: (If you know a website with a biog about the composer)
      Lyricist: (if applicable)   (inc. birth and death years and nationality if available)
      Translator: (if applicable) (inc. birth and death years and nationality if available)
      First line: (if a song)
      Music category:
      Name of file creator:
      e-mail address: (Mandatory part of our copyright policy N.B. The email address is not shown on screen)
      Website: (if you want to let folks know where you are on the net)
      Running time:  hrs:min:sec Enter time total as given when F5 pressed.
      Comments: (as applicable)

      (Just use your mouse to select and copy the above and paste it into your e-mail message for further editing). Or, use click HERE to download a template text file. An example is given below.

      Please note that any of these text items maybe modified by the Scriptorium Webmaster as appropriate to align with Scriptorium policy.

  2. Send an e-mail to the Scriptorium which includes the ZIP or Compressed NWC file as an attachment, and the composition info as part of the message, or as an attachment (text file e.g. generated by Notepad; please don't send as html). If your e-mailer cannot do attachments, send an e-mail and we'll discuss what you could do.

  3. Pieces are normally put up within a few days of receipt. You will receive an e-mail acknowledging this.

In submitting a piece to the Scriptorium, the poster is stating that to the best of their knowledge:
  1. The creator of the NWC file (normally the person posting the file) has given permission for the file to be displayed on the Scriptorium, and
  2. Either the work is in the public domain, or the copyright holder (this may be the composer/lyricist, the publisher or a third party) has given permission for the file to be displayed on the Scriptorium.
    If the work is under copyright, it is posted on the Scriptorium purely for the private, noncommercial use of Scriptorium visitors. Any other use without the copyright holder's permission is a violation of copyright.
More information about copyright is detailed on our copyright page.

Any queries about the copyright status of a work should be forwarded to the submitter of the file (their e-mail address is on the details page of each work). If you are not satisfied that the piece can be on the Scriptorium, please notify the Scriptorium and we will discuss the matter further with the poster and remove the file if necessary.

Composition Hints

Proofreading Hints

To make the content of this site usable and enjoyable for the greatest number of viewers, especially in the case of transcribed public-domain works, we suggest that you take extra effort to insure that the files are error-free.