I think you do have some obligation to preserve the score. That does not include preserving it at any particular library. So keep it as long as it pleases you, and make arrangements to transfer it to a safe place after it no longer does.Particulars. I commissioned the piece.
The request regarding the potential donation of the score was made somewhat indirectly ... and there was no implication of time frame. Moreover, the request came at the end of a conversation which was mostly gratitude for my having made the commission. And ... I did not make any commitment.
Perhaps I should give it some time ... and talk to the composer about it.
"Cocktail attire" is a pretty common and acceptable term for a sort of night-time equivalent to business attire. Really, the only difference here is for women, who would wear a cocktail dress rather than a pant suit or whatever they wear to work. For guys, this usually just means suit and tie. Because of the nature of night events, I'd tend to think you'd have more wiggle room here -- festive pocket square, maybe? Boutonnière?I'm thinking "dark lounge suit". Don't you hate it when people get "cutesy" with invitations?
Varies by location and time of year, but normally this is jacket and tie, of the sort you might not use for business. So, a blazer, sport jacket, or suit designed for evening. This is one occasion where women don't calibrate their dress based on what the men are wearing, but rather, the other way around. Figure that the ladies will wear something silky with a bit more than the usual jewelry. Complement that.
Not black tie.
I disagree.Agree...sometimes a suit, usually a blazer or sport jacket.