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  • David Knapp


This column presents a comprehensive list of new music publications that have been sent recently by publishers and distributors for possible review in Notes. Self-published music is listed when a source of acquisition is provided. The primary aim of this column is to provide brief listings of a broad range of new editions of music, thereby assisting in selection and ordering for libraries or personal collections. After the listing is prepared, the publications are sent selectively to Keith Cochran the “Music Reviews” column editor.

Organization and Scope Notes

Scholarly & Historical Editions: Primarily volumes of collected editions and monumental series. Extensive critical apparatus is generally assumed and therefore not noted in the entries.

Facsimile Editions: Limited to publications presenting a reproduction of an item that emphasizes its nature as a primary source rather than its simple intellectual content.

Orchestral Music: Works for full and chamber orchestra, and chamber groups of more than nine players. Full scores of concertos are included, but reductions for solo instrument(s) with keyboard are listed in the appropriate chamber music category.

Band Music: Brass and wind ensemble music intended for more than one player to a part, and wind chamber groups of more than nine players.

Choral Music: Includes all types of nondramatic choral works, in full scores or vocal scores.

Dramatic Music: Operas, musicals, and ballets, in full or vocal scores.

Chamber Music with Strings; Chamber Music without Strings: Duets through nonets other than one instrument with keyboard. “Strings” includes harp and guitar, but excludes keyboard instruments.

String Instrument with Keyboard; Woodwind Instrument with Keyboard; Brass Instrument with Keyboard: Includes reductions for one solo instrument with keyboard (including organ). Music for more than one instrument with keyboard is listed as Chamber Music. Music for solo instrument with basso continuo is listed here, however, since the bass part is often presented as optional or for a choice of instruments.

Solos for Bowed or Plucked Strings, Unaccompanied; Solos for Wind Instruments, Unaccompanied: Music for single solo instrument. Studies are included here unless they are technical exercises, orchestral studies, or methods.

Music for Organ: Solo organ music, duets, arrangements, and reductions.

Music for Piano or Harpsichord: For any keyboard instrument other than organ. Includes solo music and like-instrument ensembles such as 4-hand piano and 2-piano duets, keyboard reductions of piano concertos, and larger keyboard ensembles.

Music for Percussion: Includes percussion solos (with or without keyboard accompaniment) and ensembles. Chamber music with other instruments is listed in the appropriate category above.

Music for Voice: Music for one or more solo voices (one singer per part) with any accompaniment, including chamber ensemble. Opera excerpts, such as collections of arias, are included, but complete opera vocal scores are listed under Dramatic Music. Other works for solo voices with chorus are listed under Choral Music.

Methods and Studies: Includes method books, technical exercises, and orchestral studies; studies that might be used in performance are listed above as solo music. [End Page 194]

Music for Children: Materials designed for study and performance by children of preschool or elementary school age.

Miscellaneous: For music that defies inclusion in the categories above.

Citation Style

Citations include publishers’ numbers or plate numbers, ISBN, and ISMN, where available. In order to keep the citations brief, description of introductory notes, critical reports, etc., is not included unless the material is considered unusual for the type of publication, or an indication of languages is warranted. Abbreviations for publishers are listed at the end of the column with complete imprints, U.S. distributors, and Web sites. Some well-known collected works series titles are abbreviated according to usage in works lists of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (2001). Most other abbreviations follow The Chicago Manual of Style and the Notes Style Sheet.

Scholarly & Historical Editions

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Arias and Chamber Cantatas. Edited by Bertil van Boer. (Works (2005), VI/4.) PHI, 2010. ISBN 978-1-933280-43-1. xxiv p.; facsims.; score, 160 p. Cloth, $25.
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Arrangements of Orchestral Works I. Edited by Douglas A. Lee. (Works (2005), I/10.1.) PHI, 2007. ISBN 978-1-933280-27-1. xv p.; facsims...


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