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Janácek: Glagolitic Mass (Cambridge Music Handbook&hellip by Paul Wingfield
Glagolitic Mass is a problematic piece for performers as it was simplified/altered round its first performances because performers found it too difficult. There were issues setting the Glagolitic text (Janáek altered the text setting a number of times, incorporating mistakes and inconsistencies). Paul Wingfield set out to make a new edition, seeking to both restore the original intentions of the composer and regularise the text and its setting as far as possible without distorting the original music. Loved reading this book and getting behind the thinking and the process of compiling the new edition and getting background to the piece itself.