Critical editions of Greek composers' works

Course Information
TitleΚριτικές εκδόσεις έργων νεοελλήνων συνθετών (Σεμιναριο) / Critical editions of Greek composers' works
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013872

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses846
Music CompositionElective Courses846

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students must be strongly acquainted to music notation software (Finale - Sibelius), in PC or Apple computers operation systems. The number of students attending this seminar cannot be over fifteen (15). Attending is obligatory. Students are strongly advised to have completed the courses "Greek Art Music" (ΙΠ1006) and "Aspects and phases of Greek musical avant-garde in the 20th century (Mitropoulos, Skalkotas, Dragatakis, Christou)" (ΙΠ2010), with grade 7,5 at least.
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to be able to edit manuscripts of Greek art music composers to a software program of digital music notation (Finale - Sibelius), along with musicological commentary equivalent to the standards of a critical edition
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
During the course, the basic types of editing musical manuscripts are explained (facsimile, urtext, performance, critical), along with the special features of each category, the stages of proceeding to a musical edition, the scrutiny of the manuscript and its problems (mistakes, difficulty to read it, multiple versions, lack of evidence, etc.). Cases of Greek art-music composers' manuscripts are examined and analyzed, under varying range of difficulty. Issues of annotation and critical commentary are discussed as part of the editing process, also through sources and bibliography. The stages of transition from musical manuscript to the electronic format of a score are thoroughly described. Each student is expected to process a musical manuscript into an electronically edited and annotated musical score (in Finale - Sibelius). For this project to be completed, the professor is collaborating with the students for one (1) hour of tutorial per week (besides the standard weekly 4-hour lecture), while closely attending the students' progress of their project (critical edition) in office hours and also online (Dropbox, Moodle). Τhe weekly workload of the students (5 hours x 13 weeks = 65 hours in total) must be verified in their project's progress at a weekly basis by public presentation in the classroom. Finally, guest lectures are given by specialists on the field of musicological critical edition (e.g. Hellenic Music Centre - until 9 hours).
musical manuscript, edition, critical commentary, score, music notation software
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1. Use of keynote (powerpoint) in the classroom 2. E-mail communication withe the students, through the E-learning platform (Moodle)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment411.4
Student Assessment
The final grade the student receives is deriving from the completion of the project (critical edition of a musical manuscript by a Greek composer) in a percentage of 80%, and by the weekly progress of the project that the student has to publicly demonstrate in the classroom, in a percentage of 20%.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ιωάννης Φούλιας, Οι δύο σονάτες για πιάνο του Δημήτρη Μητρόπουλου, Αθήνα: Παπαγρηγορίου - Νάκας, 2011. 2. Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος, Ταφή (Παρτιτούρα ορχήστρας), Αθήνα: Κέντρο Ελληνικής Μουσικής, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
A.H. Heyer: Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music: a Guide to their Contents (Chicago, 1957, 3/1980) G. von Dadelsen: Editionsrichtlinien musikalischer Denkmäler und Gesamtausgaben (Kassel, 1967) J. Coover: Gesamtausgaben: a Checklist (Buffalo, NY, 1970) A. Basso: ‘Repertorio generale dei “Monumenta musicae”, delle antologie, raccolte, e pubblicazioni di musica antica sino a tutto il 1970’, RIM, vi (1971), 3–135 T. Georgiades, ed.: Musikalische Edition im Wandel des historischen Bewusstseins (Kassel, 1971) S.R. Charles: A Handbook of Music and Music Literature in Sets and Series (New York, 1972) M. Schönherr: Kompendium zu Band 1–120 der Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich and Band 1–27 der Studien zur Musikwissenschaft (Graz, 1974) H. Bennwitz and others, ed.: Musikalisches Erbe und Gegenwart: Musiker-Gesamtausgaben in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Kassel, 1975) Anna Harriet Heyer, Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music: A Guide to their Contents, 3rd edition. Chicago: American Library Association, 1980. J. Caldwell , Editing Early Music, Early Music Series, 5 (Oxford, 2/1995) J. Grier , The Critical Editing of Music: History, Method, and Practice (Cambridge, 1996) G.R. Hill and N.L. Stephens: Collected Editions, Historical Series, &Sets & Monuments of Music: a Bibliography (Berkeley, 1997)
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