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Editorial guidelines (short version)

The edition is carried out according to recent musicological philology. Work-specific editorial procedures are given in the particular preface to the critical report. The main intention of this edition is to offer the most authentic presentation of each work, while following as close as possible the intentions of the composer and performance practices of the period.

Editorial amendments made within the score are noted generally in square brackets. Rounded brackets contain important additions from secondary sources. If brackets are not self-explanatory, a further critical reference is given. Normalized titles of works and bar counts remain without special markings, and references for the text section of the volumes are noted with the use of asterisks and footnotes.

The score is organized as usual nowadays (discrepancies from original sources are noted in the critical report). Outdated clefs are replaced – especially in vocal parts – without prefix by conventional ones and noted in the critical report. The key signature remains unchanged. Accidentals are used in accordance with existing rules: Instead of only the given note, accidentals are valid throughout the whole bar. Originally used sharps and flats, which indicate a natural, appear in the edition as  ♮. Accidentials can occasionally be found as reminder or warning in normal size, according to the original sources. The beam set is generally in compliance with the original. When autographs are missing and beams in summation differ from one another in the sources without apparent reason, they will be standardized. Slurs are set according to the source. Augmentation dots after a bar-line are edited as tied notes. Ties occurring within stave line breaks will be rewritten in larger units. Long end notes (Brevis, Longa) remain unchanged. Current conventional abbreviations are used for dynamic markings (for example f, p, pp in place of for:, pia., pianopiano). Expression marks concerning specific notes are given above the stave, according to the source of edition (standardized if necessary). The continuo figuration is kept throughout as in the edition source, a permethrin cream 5% normalization of accidentals (e. g. b for the minor third) is only applied if taken from sources other than the autograph manuscript. The figuration is given throughout under the bass stave.

The orthography of the voice text is extensively in accordance with the sources. Liturgical texts can be standardized. Large and small spellings and punctuation are standardized if necessary.

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