Information for Editors
The Moravian Music Foundation welcomes qualified scholars to produce editions of works in the Foundation’s collections. The Moravian Music Foundation retains all rights to such editions, offering an honorarium to the editor, with the edition treated as a “work for hire”.
The Director of the Moravian Music Foundation serves as Editor in Chief for all Moravian Music Foundation editions, and supervises the work of all other editors. The following represents the Moravian Music Foundation’s policy regarding scholarly and performing editions of the eighteenth and early nineteenth-century music in the Moravian Music Foundation’s custody. Editors shall contact the Director for clarification or assistance, or for policy regarding “arrangements” or work with later music in the Foundation’s collections.
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Moravian Editions Policy
The edition shall remain totally faithful to the manuscript source. The composer or copyist’s original notation must always be “recoverable” from the completed edition. A completed edition includes the following components:
- a. Full score
- b. Set of parts, including realization of figured bass (if any)
- c. Vocal/keyboard score
- d. Text in original language and translation
- e. Description of specific issues addressed in the edition (Editorial Comments)
- f. Standard information provided by MMF for each edition
In consultation with the Director, the editor prepares a description of all sources for the edition; each source is described in terms of its format, title page and catalog number(s), unusual features, hand, list of parts, relationship to other sources, and relative importance for the edition. Discrepancies between sources are noted in the Editorial Comments.Moravian-Music-Foundation-Editorial-Policies