Why do we need scholarly editions of music?

Why do we need scholarly editions of music? Here is an excellent video on the importance of creating music editions with a scholarly or inquisitive mind. This is outrageously relevant to lute and early guitar scores that include a variety of symbols, tunings, various sources, types of notation/tablature, and more. This comes via Early Music Sources and their fantastic YouTube channel. For the sources in the video and footnotes visit this page. Created by Elam Rotem and Alon Schab, February 2023. Special thanks to Uri Smilansky and Anne Smith.

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:07 Translating to modern notation
  • 3:15 Performance material and separate parts
  • 5:48 Touch of a specialist
  • 10:53 Making your own edition


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