How Well Do You Know Your Critical Editions?

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How Well Do You Know Your Critical Editions?

Critical editions are designed to ensure that the music contained within is as close to the composer's original intentions as possible. As an artist, you should know the editions of the past so that they can understand and interpret music better. How well do you know your critical editions? Why don’t you take up the test below and get to demonstrate how much!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term  "diplomatic edition" refers to...
    • A. 

      A multilingual edition designed for diplomats.

    • B. 

      An exact, unedited reproduction of a particular document.

    • C. 

      An edition which accommodates and represents all points of view about a document.

    • D. 

      A series of editions from a particular publisher.

  • 2. 
    In a critical or scholarly edition, the editorial apparatus could include...[choose all that apply]
    • A. 

      Explanations for changes made by the editor

    • B. 

      Commentary

    • C. 

      A list of degree programs for studying the text

    • D. 

      Variant readings and their sources

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    True or False:  A critical apparatus may look different or contain different information in different critical texts, depending on the age, language, and type of the original document or work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or False:  Regardless of the age, language or type of the original work, the editor, or the field of study, all critical editions have essentially the same format and goals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would be considered a critical or scholarly edition? 
    • A. 

      A collection of photographs of a manuscript

    • B. 

      An edition based on a single manuscript with notes on different readings in other manuscripts

    • C. 

      A reprint of the 1896 edition, edited to sound more modern