The music printing has almost the same history as printing in Europe, started in the mid-15th century by Johannes Gutenberg. The first music prints were made as early as 1505 in Venice. Since then, the techniques of multiple reproduction, both of writing and music, have been constantly evolving, which allows for its easier and easier dissemination among a wide audience.
The beginnings of my publishing activities date back to 2008, when I was asked to prepare music examples for the book by Anna Czekanowska-Kuklińska, entitled “Traditional cultures in the face of the present: music, poetry, dance” (Kultury tradycyjne wobec współczesności: Muzyka, poezja, taniec).
In the following years, the music examples I developed were included, among others, in the books by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarminska, Antonio Chemotti and Paweł Gancarczyk, associated with the Polish Academy of Sciences, also in the publications of Sławomira Żerańska-Kominek, Irena Bieńkowska and Anna Ryszka-Komarnicka from the Institute of Musicology of the University of Warsaw.
The first complete music publication that I prepared for printing was released in 2012 by the Publishing Department of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It was the second world edition of Asprilio Pacelli’s Sacrae Cantiones, which was first published in Venice in 1608. With this publication, my close cooperation with Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska began, with whom we are still working on new volumes from the Monumenta Musicae in Polonia series, created in 1951 by Józef M. Chomiński.
Currently, I also cooperate with the Institute of Musicology of the University of Warsaw, as well as with the editorial staff of the “Muzyka” quarterly, published by the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
I use the Finale Editor, also Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.