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Music Citations: Turabian/Chicago Style: Citing M3s: Collected Editions of Composers

This guide will assist with formatting music citations using the Turabian/Chicago style. For more info, consult Turabian Manual: MUS REFPN203.T8 2007 or consult Chicago Manual online at: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/contents.html

Editor Exists for Volume and Series: Chicago 14.122

B: Verdi, Giuseppe. Il TrovatoreLibretto by Salvadore Cammarano. Edited by David Lawton. Series 1, vol. 18a., Works of Giuseppe Verdi, edited by Philip Gossett. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

N: 1Johann Hermann Schein, Cantional oder Gesangbuch Augsburgischer Konfession 1627/1645 Teil 1, ed. Adam Adrio, vol. 2 of Johann Hermann Schein neue Ausgabe samtlicher Werke, ed. Adam Adrio (Kassel: Barenreiter, 1965).

  • Follow the citation convention for citing multivolume works with authors and/or editors.Chicago Manual, section 14.122
  • Bibliography general order of elements: Composer Last, Name First Name. Title of Score Volume. Edited by First Name Last Name. Vol. (#) of Title of Series, edited by First Name Last Name. City: Publisher, Year.

Editor Exists for Individual Volume, but there isn't a Series Editor

B: Schutz, Heinrich. Cantiones sacrae (1625). Edited by Heide Volckmar-Waschk. Vols. 8 and 9 of  Heinrich Schutz*, Neue Ausgabe samtlicher Werke. Kassel: Barenreiter, 2004.

N: 1Jean Sibelius, Solo Songs with Piano, ed. Jukka Tiilikainen, series 8, vol. 4 of Jean Sibelius*, Complete Works (Wiesbaden: Helsinki University Library and the Sibelius Society of Finland; Breitkopf & Haertel, 1998).

*Special note: because "Heinrich Schutz" and "Jean Sibelius" do not appear within the series titles, the composer names are added in plain Roman type before the series title, followed by a comma.

  • Follow the citation convention for citing multivolume works with authors and/or editors.
  • Bibliographic general order of elements: Composer Last, Name First Name. Title of Score Volume. Edited by First Name Last Name. Vol. (#) of Title of Series. City: Publisher, Year.

Editor Exists for Series, but there isn't an Individual Volume Editor

B: Schütz, Henrich. Die evangelischen Historien und die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi. Vol. 1 of Heinrich Schütz Sämtliche Werke, edited by Philipp Spitta. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1968.

N: 1Henrich SchützDie evangelischen Historien und die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi, vol. 1 of Heinrich Schütz Sämtliche Werke, ed. Philipp Spitta (Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1968).

  • Follow the citation convention for citing multivolume works with authors and/or editors.
  • Do not include corporate entities as editors. Only list human editors
  • Bibliography general order of elements: Composer Last, Name First Name. Title of Score Volume. Vol. (#) of Title of Series, edited by First Name Last Name. City: Publisher, Year.

Tips!

Scores from Collected Editions

Use the title page in your volume to gain information such as Series, Workgroup, editor(s), etc. Keep titles in their original language and italicize. Use sentence style capitalization--for example, in German, nouns are capitalized, verbs and adjectives are not.  

After the title, go ahead and translate foreign terms to English. 

  • Reihe = series.
  • Band = volume. 
  • Werkgrupp = workgroup. 
  • Teilband = part. Replace

Roman numerals with regular numbers: Series 2, NOT Series II.

If there is more than one city listed, choose the first one. "Vorgelegt von" or "herausgegeben von" (edited by) is where you locate editor names.

You'll notice that Series and Workgroup often have accompanying genres/titles.

  • For example, Series II: Bühnenwerke, and Werkgruppe 5: Opern und Singspiele. You can leave these titles off. series 2 and workgroup 5 suffice.

For further examples, please consult: Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th ed., rev. by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018).