Questions tagged [editions]

Questions about several published _editions_ of the same musical piece. They can have diverging sources, music, fingerings, indications, ...

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Who decides chord details in published songs?

I like to make lead sheets of songs like this to learn to improvise from, condensing the published sheet music down to a single page with no turns. In working from my two copies of It's Only A Paper ...
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Spurious note in “Für Elise” (D in measure 76)?

Back in the olden days, when I walked to school barefoot in the snow uphill both ways, I learned "Für Elise" out of Suzuki Piano School Volume 5. In m. 76 (third measure in the below image), ...
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Baroque ornamentation is not consistent across editions of the same piece

Here are two versions of the Quodlibet from Bach's Goldberg Variations. As you can see in the attachments, the ornaments and the recommendations as to how to play them are exactly opposite. One shows ...
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Mozart K545 Bar 36, Bass clef, last G, natural or sharp? [duplicate]

Mozart's sonata K545, Bar 36, bass clef, the urtext edition from sheetmusic2print shows a natural sign ♮ in front of the F rather than its preceding G (see picture, in red circle), why would the F ...
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Extra notes (triplets) in a Bach manuscript?

My question relates to an answer by @Peter to this earlier question Different versions of mordents in Bach Invention No. 1 In C Major, BWV 772 Here's what we usually see However, in Peter's answer, ...
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Different versions of mordents in Bach Invention No. 1 In C Major, BWV 772

I was playing Bach Invention 1 when my sister told me that I was playing it wrong. When I learnt this piece like 10 years ago, my sheet looked like this. But my sister showed me her music sheet from ...
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How are editorial additions/changes to a score indicated?

How do music editors indicate changes they've made to a score? Sometimes an editor will make musically meaningful changes to a score, such as Adding markings the editor believes were omitted by the ...
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Acciaccatura vs Appoggiatura in Beethoven

While studying the 2nd movement of Beethoven's Sonata Op.90, I found these appoggiaturas in bars 28-29. This is the Henle edition (which I find to be one of the most reliable editions for Beethoven); ...
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Edition for Schumann's Novelletten [closed]

I am looking for a good edition for the Novelletten Op. 21 by Schumann. I saw the Peters edition and the Henle edition. Is there a particular edition that is recommended for the Novelletten? I am ...
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When editing/transcribing music of the Baroque period is it considered good practice to modernize key signatures and clefs?

As a hobby (and for my personal edification), it seems like a fun challenge to transcribe a few Baroque music manuscripts into a more readable form, and maybe post the results to imslp.org or ...
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Unnecessary and confusing bass clef in Mozart's Fantasia in D minor, Why?

I just played Mozart's Fantasia in D minor and I noticed at the Allegretto section in D major, an unnecessary and confusing bass clef. So I looked on IMSLP to see if any of the editions of Mozart's ...
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How accurate is the von Bulow edition of the Beethoven piano sonatas?

I'm wondering whether or not the Hans von Bulow edition is scholarly and accurate or not.I'm aware that Liszt favored it as his students recollect that he only used that edition when teaching the ...
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2 editions of Schirmer K 545, why the difference?

I'm a bit confused. The first and third movements in the 2 editions I have of the K 545 sonata have no difference at all. But the second movement has a difference in the development section. Both ...
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Pros and cons of Urtext edition

An Urtext edition is one that adheres as much as possible to the original composer's manuscript (or when that is lost, early editions). Of course, it is a good thing to know the score not yet ...
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Editing larger sound files in Kontakt 5

I am using NI Kontakt 5 sampler editor. And when I try to delete some unnecessary sounds, the program starts to act like it's working on the removal, but nothing happens. This happens only with ...
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How accurate are the pedal indications of Bach - Busoni, solo piano works?

In the massive edition of Bach's solo piano works by Ferruccio Busoni with the complete name of Busoni-Ausgabe (Klavierwerke) in 25 volumes (Joh. Seb. Bach. Klavierwerke unter Mitwirkung von Egon ...
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Sibelius op .75 Number 5: is the composer a bit sloppy, is my edition a bit sloppy, or am I missing something

In my edition of this piece, there's very specific (Ped) (*) markings, which suggests to me that the composer is laying out all the pedalling. However, a bit after the Forte/fermata in the long ...
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What kind of edition and tuning to use to study Bach's fifth cello suite ?

As is well known, this suite was composed for a cello with a scordatura tuning C-G-d-g instead of the classical C-G-d-a. I have seen almost every possible combination: edition for specially-tuned ...