Complete Works Editions
Examples of Composer's Complete Works Editions
Handel, George Frideric
7.11 George Frederic Händels Werke. Edited by the Deutschen Händel-Gesellschaft. 102 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1858-1902.
This edition has been digitized by the Bavarian State Library's Munich Digitisation Centre and is available for free. See Händel, Georg FriedrichComplete Works.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
7.24 Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Edited by Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg. 105 vols. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1955-91. Publication of supplement (ca. 25 vols.) is ongoing and is expected to be complete in 2007. Also available online free of charge at as NMA Online.
Publication of the supplement remained ongoing in July 2008.
Examples of Anthologies
7.61 Burkhart, Charles, and William N. Rothstein. Anthology for Musical Analysis: Postmodern Update. 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning/Schirmer, 2008.
Includes a supplement (Part VI) with eight additional pieces dating from 1987 to 2002.
Indexes of Composer’s Complete Works, Historical Sets and Musical Monuments, and Anthologies
* 7.69 Hill, George R. Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series (IPM). Baltimore, MD: National Information Services Corporation, 2004- . UPDATE For updated coverage, see the publisher’s website, IPM: Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series.
Indexes of Complete Works Editions, Musical Monuments, Historical Sets, and Anthologies
* 7.69 Hill, George R. Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series (IPM). Baltimore, MD: National Information Services Corporation, 2004.
* 7.72 Macy, Laura. Grove Music Online (GMO). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Sadie, Stanley, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 2nd ed. New York: Grove, 2001. S.v. "Editions, Historical" by Sydney Robinson Charles et al. Also available from Grove Music Online.
New Suggested Reading
Gossett discusses performance from critical editions, using his experience with editing Rossini’s Semiramide and the Metroplitan Opera’s 1990 production as a case study.
Gossett, Philip. “Scholars and Performers: The Case of Semiramide.” Chap 6 in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.