EVE (Electronic and Virtual Editions)
- 1 Downloadable Edited Scores
- 2 Editable Score Data
- 3 Hybrid Critical Editions
Downloadable Edited Scores
Editions listed here cite curated scores, usually with a critical apparatus (a description of the musical sources and a log of differences between the present score and the original one). Some offer performing parts or downloadable files from which parts can be created. Data files with which you can make your own edition of a score are included as appropriate. Some sites are under development. All are intended for expansion. Please note that EVE is limited to open-access materials.
ASCIMA: Archive of Seventeenth-Century Italian Madrigals and Arias
Content: The ASCIMA website, directed by John Whenham at Birmingham University (UK), provides full critical editions of entire volumes of secular vocal music which has been edited from printed part-books. Current holdings include madrigal collections by Tarquinio Merula, Claudio Monteverdi, Martino Pesenti, Giovanni Rovetta, Barbara Srozzi, and Giuseppe Valentini. Both single works and entire opuses can be downloaded as single files. Sound files are provided for each work.
MODE: The Marenzio Online Digital Edition
This online digital edition of Luca Marenzio's secular music has been under development for several years. Mauro Calcagno and Lorent Pugin are the principal investigators. The musical sources are sixteenth-century partbooks that have been scanned (and "recognized') by Pugin's Aruspix software. Scores are assembled from the recognized parts.
WLSCM (Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music)
The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (ISSN 2330-2429), which operates under the auspices of the http://sscm-sscm.org/ Society for Seventeenth-Century Music], is a curated collection of music focused on music that is not available otherwise. Most items in its catalogue features a "full volume" of works with critical notes. Most publications come from French and Italian composers. A recent addition is the harpsichord music [67 short pieces) of Richard Ayleward (?1626-69), edited by Ronald Woodley. It is supplied with audio samples.
Editable Score Data
CMME (Computerized Mensural Music Editing)
The idea of CMME, conceived in 1999 as a Princeton undergraduate project by Ted Dumitrescu, was to support dynamic editions based on encoding standards comparable with the most rigorous printed editions. Editions of music in mensural notation have given rise to many changes of editorial opinion. In contrast to print, virtual editions have the possibility of being easily re-rendered to express changing views. On-screen views support the presence or absence of musica ficta and text underlay rationalized to fit the music or clustered at the start of line (as in many period manuscripts). Marnix van Berchem is the current director of the Utrecht-based project.
Hybrid Critical Editions
The term "hybrid critical editions" refers to means of producing series of critical editions (usually all the works of one composer) in which the score is published in book form while the critical apparatus consists of digitized sources which are hyperlinked to one another to facilitate comparison. Underlying materials may also be linked to metadata (factual content) in a database or other structured, searchable format. The primary software currently in use for preparing such editions is called the Edirom (editorial read-only memory). It is developed and maintained by the Detmold/Paderborn musicology seminar.
Anton Bruckner Collected Edition
Website: Anton Bruckner Gesamtausgabe
The new edition currently in progress is part of a comprehensive Bruckner site, at the [bruckner-online.at Bruckner internet portal] in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. A work search form can be found here, a database of works here, and digitized copies of out-of-copyright works here.