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Word Processing Tips for A-R Authors

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:00:00 PM America/Chicago

By Esther Criscuola de Laix

Congratulations, you’ve got your A-R contract in hand! This means you are probably working busily away at one or more portions of your text apparatus as outlined in our guidelines for Manuscript and Disk Preparation: table of contents, acknowledgments, introduction, critical report, and, if applicable, tables, captions, and a “Texts and Translations” section. Here are a few simple tips for using your word processor to prepare a clean, readable text apparatus that will be a joy to work with for both editor and typesetter.

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Getting to Know Barsanti Better

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:00:00 PM America/Chicago

By Michael Talbot

I first came across Francesco Barsanti (ca. 1690–1775) in the early 1960s, when I bought an LP of French horn concertos. I gave him little thought over the next five decades, when my research focused on Albinoni and Vivaldi. But my interest was rekindled when, following my retirement, I began to direct my attention also to music composed in eighteenth-century Britain by Italian immigrants. Barsanti, who lived for most of his working life in England and Scotland, was an ideal composer and musical personality to investigate; he not only integrated himself well into British musical life but also contributed something truly individual to it. His secular vocal music output encompasses four very different genres: the chamber cantata, the Italian madrigal, the French air, and the English catch.

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Proposing Your Edition to A-R Editions

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM America/Chicago

By David C. Birchler

In approaching a publisher with the idea of getting your work into print, it is always good to know what sorts of books that publisher specializes in. If you are a musicologist, conductor, or performer interested in creating a new edition of music that you esteem, you may already know that A-R Editions is the world leader in publishing critical editions of music heretofore found only on the shelves of libraries in manuscripts and prints that are decades or hundreds of years old. This post aims to give you some insight into what we call the “proposal stage” of our overall process in bringing music books to publication.

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Protip: Showing Editorial Interventions

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM America/Chicago

By A-R's house editors

Three types of editorial intervention occur in the process of critical editing, and there are distinct ways that these interventions are shown in the edition. 

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Walter Porter: “An English Pupil of Monteverdi”

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM America/Chicago

By Jonathan Wainwright

Many years ago, as an undergraduate, I remember finding a couple of articles suggesting that Walter Porter was a pupil of the great Monteverdi, and thinking, “an English composer called Walter who studied with Monteverdi: a bit unlikely?!” As I continued my studies at the Ph.D. level and discovered more about the dissemination and influence of Italian music in England in the first half of the seventeenth century, I learned that Walter Porter didn’t need to go anywhere near Italy in order to study and get to know the most up-to-date Italian styles, and that all Monteverdi’s publications were easily available in London, but, I’m sad to say, my skepticism still shone through. Twenty years later, when editing Walter Porter’s collected works for A-R Editions, I had the opportunity to really get to know Porter’s music, and I’m now slightly embarrassed about my previous skepticism. I can now quite believe that Porter was a pupil of the great Monteverdi!

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