Posted by Owain on

This is a fascinating video, showing the almost hypnotic process of engraving music by hand. It's something of a dying art, with software such as Sibelius and LilyPond improving all the time in their ability to recreate the work of these craftsmen. There's a certain irony to this, in that the layout and style of engraved music itself recreates manuscripts, in the swirls of the treble clef, the angled lines of sharps, and the diagonal shape of note heads.