The Moerane Scholarly (or Critical) Edition contains 51 works: 50 a cappella choral works mostly for two (SA), three (SAA), or four voices (SATB), and one symphonic poem for full orchestra. These are the extant works by Moerane discovered so far, although there are probably more than 25 works still missing. The works can be purchased Complete (see below), or in any one of the four Volumes (see below), or separately. Every choral score includes a title page on which the catalogue details are given, an inside front page which has an historical introduction and a translation of the text, the score in dual staff-solfa notation, and a back page on which the sources are given and editorial issues or problems explained.The scores are listed alphabetically on the ‘works’ page and by clicking on a work a sample of the first page of the score can be seen together with a few words about the work. From there one can proceed to buy a work. They are offered at an extremely low price so that choirs can afford to download multiple copies for performance: in effect, it would cost far more to make multiple copies of a single downloaded work than it would to download multiple copies. Besides the saving for choirs, the composer’s descendants benefit from every sale; thus, by purchasing scores you are ensuring that the copyright owners are not exploited. Details of where to apply for permission to perform or record a work in order to fulfil copyright obligations are given on every title page.
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