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. This is certified by a final extended essay that should include:
1. Introduction: methodology and information about the composer and the edited work
2. The edited form of the manuscript
3. The critical commentary section
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
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)