George S Bozarth
Study of modern procedures for preparing critical editions. Related areas of study may include analysis of musical style and historical and performance problems inherent in works being edited.
TITLE: Editing Music
By studying autograph manuscripts and first editions, this seminar will cut its editorial teeth on preparing critiques of editions of Bach's choral music, Brahmsís organ music and a Mozart piano sonata, and will survey the history of music editing with Scarlatti editions providing examples. These assignments will be done individually and discussed in class.
We will then constitute ourselves as an editorial research team and prepare a critical edition of a volume of English glees from ca. 1800 that survive in a glee book compiled by a singer of glees at that time for his own use.
All graduate students (post-Music 120) are welcome. Seniors may request admission to the seminar.
Beautiful music and the excitement of discovery!
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Discussion of assignments and teamwork on a class project.
Good musicianship, an inquiring mind, and a good attention to detail.
Class assignments and grading
Assessing and preparing editions, thinking about music, and placing music within societal contexts.
Excellence, of course!