John Adams using a Staedtler Mars Lumograph (© PBS)
Pencils from the work desk of Jean Sibelius (© BBC)
Arvo Pärt editing some bowing with a Faber-Castell Castell 9000 (© Idéale Audience)
Igor Stravinsky with his Stravigor and an Eberhard Faber Blackwing (© A. Newman)
Samuel Barber holding an Eberhard Faber Blackwing (© G. Schirmer)
NB: It shouldn’t be inferred from these photos that the pencils in question are or were necessarily a favorite of the composer who used them; they’re just a moment caught in time.