Transcription of handwritten manuscript: is there a support group?
Whilst I love romantic/classical music and studied it back in the 1970s, I was an abysmally poor student at the time, much to the despair of my music professor Dr Durham and to the consternation of my father, who finally sent me back to the "old country" so I would make something of myself. So, I became a nurse.
I'm an old "matron", now, near to retirement, but music has always been a true love, and so I've sort-of taken it all back up again, even studying theory on YouTube, as you do. And being on YouTube, have discovered some amazing music, by composers of my favourite periods, like Carl Reinecke and, more recently, this brilliant Alice Mary Smith, who wrote her Symphony in C minor at the tender age of 24!
I'm currently studying this work and transcribing from a PDF of a handwritten score. IMSLP didn't have a "printed" score of the above-mentioned symphony but only a handwritten copy, so I've undertaken to bring this into Musescore. I've encountered a few potholes: for example, due to poor attention to detail I had mistakenly assigned the alto clef to the tenor trombone part and the result was... not good, until I discovered the problem and mended my ways. And I'm still not sure what to do with the Eb trumpet (trombe).
All this rambling preamble to ask: is there a interest group or support group that focuses of this sort of endeavour? I hate contaminating this forum with this sort of question (which, while sort-of related, isn't really about the Software), and would just like to avoid reinventing the wheel...
Thank you for reading, considering this question and especially for any suggestions.
Oh, and a glimpse at the first page of the score: