New B Minor Mass edition
Date: September 29, 2010
I'm doing the B Minor Mass in the spring and we're going to splurge for the Bärenreiter edition. But I see they've come out with a "revised" version this month. This adds quite a bit to the cost, not because the scores cost much more, but because the dozen or so of my singers who already have their own copies can't use them if there are significant differences.
Anyone know how extensive the changes are? The Bärenreiter description page refers to newly-discovered instrumental parts and x-ray spectrography to distinguish between original manuscript and additions by CPE Bach and others, which sounds like it would mostly affect the instrumental parts. If it's a matter of a few articulation marks here or there, not worth it.