Edition project 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Participants of this module will prepare a critical edition of a suitable work from original sources or photographic reproductions of such sources. The work concerned will be selected by the candidate in consultation with the module coordinator, preferably by the start of the preceding summer. The length of the work will depend upon various factors, including scoring, the number and complexity of sources, and the extent and degree of editorial intervention the materials demand; but in every instance full editorial apparatus will be required, including a detailed textual commentary. The edition should show awareness of previous editions of relevant music, but also demonstrate a capacity for solving specific editorial problems. Credit will be given for the quality of presentation as well as of editorial work. The project will be accompanied by seminars on the research, bibliography and methodology skills required for preparing the edition.
PLEASE NOTE: A single source project (unless that source is highly corrupt and/or incomplete and thus requiring an extended amount of editorial intervention or reconstruction) is a transcription. A transcription is not a critical edition in and of itself. Thus, most single-source projects are not suitable for an Edition project. An extended transcription plus commentary is better addressed (in terms of learning outcomes) under the Dissertation module. You thus typically need at least two sources; the more complex the relationship the better. It is essential to discuss any concerns you may have with the module coordinator in the first instance.
-threshold (-D) Please consult the Explicit marking criteria for Editing (available on my.bangor and in the module handbook) for more specific guidance on assessment criteria. Work which displays basic, restricted knowledge of the subject, with simple ability at conceptual thought, and a limited awareness of issues, but has some evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with fair written and notational skills
-good (-B) Please consult the Explicit marking criteria for Editing (available on my.bangor and in the module handbook) for more specific guidance on assessment criteria. The work should display a sound grasp of the subject, a good level of conceptual thought, awareness of the main issues, with evidence of intellectual acumen and good written and notaitonal skills
-excellent (-A) Please consult the Explicit marking criteria for Editing (available on my.bangor and in the module handbook) for more specific guidance on assessment criteria. Work which displays a thorough grasp of the subject, with evidence of further study, deeper thought, originality of approach and excellent written and notational skills
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to critically evaluate modern editorial methodologies
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate advanced skills in communication
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate enhanced skills in the search for, and the use of, primary and secondary scholarly material
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate powers of sustained independent enquiry (under supervision) in the field of musical editing
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to solve complex problems of transcription and editing (including reconstruction, if appropriate to the project)
- On successful completion of the module, students will be able to develop and apply a sophisticated editorial method, based on current practices, appropriate to their editorial project
Critical edition. The student chooses the project in consultation with the module coordinator. Note that the exact parameters of the edition vary depending on the complexity of the editorial task: the module coordinator will advise; the following is purely indicative. A critical edition from at least two sources, typically up to around 400 bars of average scoring and complexity; a short prose introduction including source descriptions etc. (typically up to c.1000 words); critical commentary.
Presentation delivered during the semester 1 assessment period.
Blog entry on chosen project in the style of AR Editions' Underscore blog.