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George S Bozarth
MUHST 519
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Modern Editorial Procedures

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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!


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by George S Bozarth
Date: 03/04/2012