Composing Pencils

jaJohn Adams using a Staedtler Mars Lumograph (© PBS)

sibPencils from the work desk of Jean Sibelius (© BBC)

Part4Arvo Pärt editing some bowing with a Faber-Castell Castell 9000 (© Idéale Audience)

stra2Igor Stravinsky with his Stravigor and an Eberhard Faber Blackwing (© A. Newman)

barbSamuel 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.

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3 Responses to Composing Pencils

  1. Gunther says:

    Great! I wonder which sharpener has been used for the Lumograph in the first photo.


  2. Johnny says:

    I love how well-loved the pencils in these photos are!


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