Music Scores – Binding Procedures

by Melanie Shaw, Utah State University Libraries Music Cataloger 

Workflow outlining the process for binding musical scores.  Includes illustrations.  Categories cover:

  • Supplies
  • 5-hole pamphlet binding: Sewing a Single Signature Score
  • Binding decisions, glossary, and common problems
    • Single signature scores
    • Square-back scores
    • Spiral or Comb-bound scores
    • Loose sheets of paper
    • One sheet of paper
    • Accordion folded pages
  • Making a pamphlet binder for an oversized or odd-shaped score
  • Making pockets for parts
    • Simple Pocket for a thin part
    • Strong pocket for thin parts
    • Strong Square-Back Pocket
    • Simple Slipcase/Pocket:
    • Stronger Slipcase/Pocket
    • Other Enclosures and Boxes

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