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  • Sydney Robinson Charles,
  • George R. Hill,
  • Norris L. Stephens
  •  and Julie Woodward


Sydney Robinson Charles

, revised by George R. Hill, Norris L. Stephens and Julie Woodward

The term ‘historical edition’ may be applied to any music publication that is devoted to a past repertory. The class of historical edition most valuable for the study of original versions of past music is the ‘scholarly’ or ‘critical’ edition. Prepared on the basis of a critical evaluation of all known primary sources, this class of edition is designed to present the most authoritative authentic version of its contents, with editorial material clearly distinguished from the original. The scholarly edition may be contrasted with the ‘practical’ or ‘performance’ edition, which is usually produced from unstated or secondary sources and may incorporate additions or changes designed to help the modern performer....

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