Modiwl WXM-2205:
Notation and Editing

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Music and Media

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Dr John Cunningham

Amcanion cyffredinol

  • to advance the student's knowledge and understanding historical systems used for the notation of music
  • to provide the students with an understanding of different types of sources and the skill to judge their validity and reliability
  • to understand the pragmatic and conceptual differences between original notation of different periods and functions and a modern performing score, and to enable students to effect a translation from one into the other
  • to provide students with the practical skill of using music notation software to prepare such scores
  • to prepare students for the demands of the Year 3 Edition (WXM3282/3)

Cynnwys cwrs

Cap: This module is limited to 12 places (across years 2 and 3).

Students taking the course will transcribe and edit a variety of music, some vocal and some instrumental from the 17th to the 19th centuries, from reproductions of original sources. Some sources will be in score and others in parts; some will be manuscript and some printed. Certain pieces of work will involve a single source; others will require the collation and appraisal of more than one source, with variant readings tabulated and conclusions drawn about the relationship of the sources. The module is designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of editorial musicology. ‘Editing’ covers techniques and approaches of critical editing and philology, which will enable you to produce a scholarly edition with all the standard ingredients. Case studies for this part of the module are taken mainly from the so-called ‘common practice era’. The ‘notation’ aspect will cover aspects such as tablature and coloration. Additional tutorials in using Sibelius will be provided if required. In semester 1 there will be a weekly lecture and a seminar. In semester 2 you will work largely independently (under supervision) on an editorial project (see schedule below). Please note: this module only deals with repertoire from after c.1600. It will cover instrumental and vocal music.

Meini Prawf

C- i C+

C- to C+ Work which displays fair knowledge of the subject, with some ability at conceptual thought (albeit inconsistent or otherwise flawed), and a general awareness of issues, with evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with good expression

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B- to B+ 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 very good expression.

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Please also see the Explicit Marking Criteria for Musicology: https://my.bangor.ac.uk/handbook/content.php.en?nid=16093

A- to A** Work which displays a thorough grasp of the subject, with evidence of further study, deeper thought, originality of approach and excellent written skills.

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D- to D+ Work which displays basic, restricted knowledge of the subject with limited ability at conceptual thought, and a limited awareness of issues, but has some evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with fair expression.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate through description an understanding of the main different types of musical sources created between the 17th and mid-19th centuries

  2. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to understand different editorial methodologies and their conventions and apply them to specific situations

  3. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to transcribe (and transliterate) accurately complete compositions or sections of compositions and to lay out the music in an appropriate modern score format

  4. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to identify and eliminate errors and / or reconcile variants within a given piece of music

  5. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to prepare a comprehensive critical commentary, editorial principles, source description and introduction as appropriate to a modern scholarly edition

  6. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to apply in independent thinking and enquiry to solving unfamiliar editorial and philological challenges

  7. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to use various resources (e.g. RISM, IMSLP, library catalogues etc.) to identify and locate appropriate sources for editorial work

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
GWAITH CWRS coursework 1

Coursework 1 typically involves the following: Task 1: You will be asked to identify errors (typically 4 or 5) in a given extract (usually 6–8 bars) and suggest editorial interventions that would correct them.
Task 2: You will be given two sources for a short piece or an extract from a longer work (approx. 30 bars). Your task will involve the following main components: (1) identify a copy-text; (2) provide an accurate transcription; (3) compare all sources for variants, which are then to be listed in a given format (Critical Commentary); (4) provide a brief description of the sources and comment on their relationships.

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GWAITH CWRS Coursework 2

Coursework 2 typically involves the following:

Task 1: You will be asked to identify errors (typically 4 or 5) in a given extract (usually 6–8 bars) and suggest editorial interventions that would correct them.
Task 2: You will be given three or four sources for a short piece or an extract from a longer work (approx. 30 bars). Your task will involve the following main components: (1) identify a copy-text; (2) provide an accurate transcription; (3) provide a set of Editorial Principles; (4) compare all sources for variants, which are then to be listed in a given format (Critical Commentary); (5) make any necessary editorial interventions; (6) provide a brief description of the sources and comment on their relationships, using a stemmatic diagram as appropriate.

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DISSERTATION Mini-edition project

In semester 2 you will prepare a mini-edition of approx. 70 bars* comprising one or more short pieces (e.g. solo songs), a self-standing short work, or an extract from a longer work (e.g. one or more movements from a multi-movement work or a section from a movement). Your edition will include a brief introduction, source description(s), editorial principles and a critical commentary. You must use a software programme such as Sibelius for the submitted work. In preparation for the edition you must submit a brief proposal (not assessed) by the third week of semester 2: this requires you to complete the form, which is attached to the end of this document (it will be available electronically). You will receive guidance and assistance where necessary in finding sources.

Please note that the bar count is subject to variation depending on the complexity of the editorial challenge, based on the following criteria: 1. the number of voices, e.g. a complex orchestral score vs a work for solo instrument/voice; 2. the relative difficulty of transcription, e.g. the processing of a printed score, which already corresponds to ‘modern’ standards, vs the transcription from parts into score and/from different forms of notation (modal/mensural notation, tablature); 3. the number of sources, e.g. two nearly identical sources vs an array of sources with a multitude of variants; 4. the extent of the accompanying prose sections, e.g. a ‘shorter’ edition can be compensated by a more detailed codicological, palaeographical or stylistic study.

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CYNLLUN YSGRIFENEDIG Mini-edition project proposal

A 150-word proposal using the 'project proposal' form, which identifies at least two potential edition projects and their sources. Information and guidance on how to complete the task is given in the context of the module.

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Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

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Private study

It is intended that the bulk of this time will be spent working on the mini-edition project in semester 2. You are also expected to complete un-assessed tasks ahead of the seminars each week in the first semester.

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Lecture

In semester 1 there will be 11 weekly classes consisting of a lecture (50 minutes), and a seminar with hands-on exercises (50 minutes) or individual consultations. In semester 2 there will be five lectures (50 minutes each) and four seminars; these will be held in weeks 1–5. In the remaining weeks, there will be a mixture of individual tutorials and ‘Project surgeries’. The surgery sessions are drop-in consultations for individuals and small groups to discuss aspects of the project, their length will be determined by the number of students who take the module.

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Seminar

In semester 1 there will be 11 weekly classes consisting of a lecture (50 minutes), and a seminar with hands-on exercises (50 minutes) or individual consultations. In semester 2 there will be five lectures (50 minutes each) and four seminars; these will be held in weeks 1–5. In the remaining weeks, there will be a mixture of individual tutorials and ‘Project surgeries’. The surgery sessions are drop-in consultations for individuals and small groups to discuss aspects of the project, their length will be determined by the number of students who take the module.

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Tutorial

there will be five individual tutorial sessions over the two semesters, 3 hours in total. It is expected that most of this time will be used in Semester 2 (mini-edition project).

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Supervised time in studio/workshop

Three ‘Project surgeries’ up to a total of 6 hours, in allocated weeks in semester 2.

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Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
  • Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Musicianship skills – recognition, classification, contextualisation, reconstruction, exploration
  • Intellectual skills specific to Music – contextual knowledge, cultural awareness, critical understanding, repertoire knowledge, curiosity, analytical demonstration
  • Technological skills – digital capture, digital expression, digital innovation
  • Intellectual skills shared with other disciplines – research and exploration, reasoning and logic, understanding, critical judgement, assimilation and application
  • Skills of communication and interaction – oral and written communication, public presentation, team-working and collaboration, awareness of professional protocols, sensitivity, ICT skills, etc.
  • Skills of personal management – self-motivation, self-critical awareness, independence, entrepreneurship and employment skills, time management and reliability, organisation, etc.
  • Enhanced powers of imagination and creativity (4.17)

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

None. Detailed coursenotes are provided for each of the lectures.

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