About Tracy Muusic
About using this website: Welcome to Tracy Muusic. You do not need to log in to search for new music. Simply select a Composition Type and several works will appear, with access to pdf copies of the scores and MP3 audio files of the music. If you are posting a composition of your own you will need to log in.
About the music: This website was opened originally for the purpose of publishing the music of Lane Tracy, a Unitarian Universalist composer and lyricist who wished to make his music available without charge for use in religious services and other nonprofit events. The site has now been opened to other composers who wish to do the same.
All of the compositions listed in this website may be downloaded, copied, read and performed for noncommercial purposes without charge. If you need permission for a commercial use or performance please contact the composer. Do likewise if you need parts or wish to make special changes in the score.
Some of the works listed here have been performed. If a good recording is available it is inserted as the MP3 download. Otherwise the "performance" is generated by computer. For the unperformed works you have an opportunity to present the World Premiere. If it results in a good recording we would love to have a copy.
Many of the choral works have been written with a Unitarian Universalist audience in mind. Those that are of more general interest have been collected in the category General Interest.
Church music is often chosen to fit a particular theme or occasion. To help you find anthems or hymns relating to your topic we have grouped them according to the categories used by the UUMN Index of Music for Themed Worship. More information about this index and additional music listings can be found at the UUMN website.
The pdf scores you can download from this site have been saved at 600 dpi and produce high def printouts on a good printer. Note: the printed copies look much cleaner than what appears on your screen. The scores have been carefully prepared with attention to readability and accuracy. The downloaded pages are designed to print on 8.5" X 11" paper. Most of the scores are prepared to print on 8 or 12 pages. If the printed pages are paired together in the proper order they can easily be printed on both sides of 11" X 17" sheets and folded into a score. For an eight-page score, for instance, the pages would be arranged in pairs as follows:
First sheet front: 8, 1 First sheet back: 2, 7 Second sheet front: 6, 3 Second sheet back: 4, 5
If your church has a printer that can handle 11" X 17" paper the cost is much lower than it would be for a published score of the same length.