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Music of the Renaissance Era : Scores

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Collected Editions in Mills Music Library (selected)

Critical editions, also known as "collected editions," "historical editions," or "monumental editions," are large series of music scores edited by scholars who specialize in the relevant composer or time period. The editorial process usually involves comparing multiple manuscripts and/or printed scores to construct complete scores with annotations regarding known variants of musical elements. Most critical editions contain detailed notes on the editorial decisions that were made. Although critical editions contain full-size scores, they are generally designed for study rather than performance.

The following are some critical editions relevant to the subject of this research guide:

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