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sheet music

1. the printed or written copy of a short composition or piece, esp in the form of unbound leaves
2. music in its written or printed form
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The genre of opera survived from its origins in the early seventeenth century until post-Napoleonic times--a span of two centuries--without benefit of printed scores.
and "in the course of conversations with a number of composers of our own time, I am given overwhelmingly to understand that they would actually be angry if future editors ignored their carefully prepared printed scores and went hack automatically to their original autographs for a so-called true reading" (Roger Nichols, "Ravel's Piano Music--A New Edition," in Maurice Ravel, Gaspard de la nail [London: Edition Peters, 19911, 3).
In nineteenth-century Britain, the primary purpose for printed music was domestic music making, and dins the original printed score of Bishop's Figaro was piano-vocal and omitted the larger ensemble numbers and choruses.
As Berman notes, his own recording was made before he became privy to this information and thus follows the printed score, and he gallantly defers to Richter's rendering.
The immaculately printed score of the Quintette occupies 224 pages, and is complemented by illustrations of both the composer (two photographic portraits from the inter-war period) and pages from the holograph.
In this respect, Burmeister's preference for the Berlin score serves him well, as it reveals van Swieten's "fitting process" of adding the English text to a score already completed by Elssler and other assistants--a text that Temperley concludes is an intermediary between the original (as far as is known) and the printed score ("New Light," 204).
The thirty musical sources consulted include six manuscript scores of the virtually complete opera, among which are the autograph of 1729, plus various partial manuscripts, two printed score editions by John Walsh, and the main sources for the other eight operas in which music composed for Lotario was inserted after 1729.
Similar notational idiosyncrasies appear in the 1609 printed score of Orfeo published in Venice by Ricciardo Amadino.
Struck's argument--that the caesura did not find its way into the printed score because it was notated only in the margin of the Stichvorlage--is quite plausible.
We have all benefitted from printed scores that are beautifully presented on large paper and easy to read.
In 1946 and 1947, Cesar Franck's granddaughter Therese Chopy donated to the Music Department of the Bibliotheque nationale some of her grandfather's archive, consisting of autograph music manuscripts, the printed scores he received as prize books during his studies at the conservatories of Liege and Paris, and some archival material, as well as books and concert programmes collected by his relatives.
This work is written for students and lay readers--who don't necessarily have specialist knowledge but do need to be musically literate and be able to refer to printed scores.