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 (ûr′tĕkst′, o͞or′-)
The original text, as of a musical score or a literary work.

[German : ur-, original; see Ursprache + Text, text (from Middle High German, from Late Latin textus); see text.]
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1. (Linguistics) the earliest form of a text as established by linguistic scholars as a basis for variants in later texts still in existence
2. (Music, other) an edition of a musical score showing the composer's intentions without later editorial interpolation
[from ur- original + text]
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(ˈʊərˌtɛkst, ˈɜr-)

n. (sometimes cap.)
the original form of a text, esp. of a musical composition.
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Wiener Urtext Edition, Schott/Universal Edition, 2017.
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Henle Publishing recently announced the global launch of their Henle Library app for fully customizable digital urtext edition sheet music available for Apple I-pads as of February, 2016, and Android as of June, 2016.
The primary source used for this first Urtext edition is the first published edition, with various other versions consulted, including Glasunow's autograph in the National Library of Russia in St.
At the 53rd meeting, held on 20 October 2012 at Tokyo College of Music, two talks were given concerning the Barenreiter urtext editions. First, Hiromi HOSHINO gave a talk on the urtext edition in 2009 of Mendelssohn's violin sonatas.
Mr Harris, head of music at Arden Lawn School in Henley-in-Arden, will be using the new Barenreiter Urtext edition of the symphony, edited by Jonathan Del Mar.
As the title-page announces, it is the first Urtext edition of Benda's keyboard music; it is not, however, the only modern edition of these works, and in some ways others will represent far greater value for money.
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Of this new Urtext edition, the publisher says, "With the publication of the score and parts of the D-major Horn Concerto K.
Despite using the new Urtext Edition edited by Jonathan Del Mar and published by Barenreiter, this new recording of the Ninth Symphony from conductor Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony and Chorus steers a pretty safe course through the interpretive mainstream.
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