A Handbook to Twentieth-Century Musical Sketches

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Patricia Hall, Friedemann Sallis
Cambridge University Press, Dec 2, 2004 - Music - 254 pages
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The scholarly study of autograph sources has exploded over the past quarter century especially in the field of twentieth-century music. Yet, few if any courses or seminars broach the subject of sketch studies and the skills required to examine the manuscripts. This book surveys the knowledge necessary to work efficiently in archives and libraries with the skills and techniques specifically related to sketch studies: transcription, reconstructing sketchbooks, deciphering handwriting, and dating documents.
 

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Contents

Sketches and sketching
5
Preliminaries before visiting an archive
17
Archival etiquette
32
Coming to terms with the composers working manuscripts
43
The classification of musical sketches exemplified in the catalogue of
59
Digital preservation of archival material
74
Transcribing sketches
85
dating Bela Bartoks sketches
114
organisation and composition in works by Pierre
146
spiritual exercises and craftsmanship
161
Brian Ferneyhoughs use of computerassisted
176
the restoration and new realisations
189
Select list of composer institutes
214
Notes
221
Select bibliography
239
Index
246

idea and instrumentation
131

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