Talk:Mass in C minor, Op.147 (Schumann, Robert)

How can I be sure that performing from this score would be legal in Estonia? In Canada, 50 years has to be passed after the publication and after the death of the last author, as I understand. In Estonia the number of years is 70 or 75. I know Schumann died in 1856, but what about the publication of this sheetmusic?ML 16:14, 8 October 2007 (EDT) One more question seems to be important. Is this version (I mean vocal parts) arranged by anybody else besides Schumann, and if yes, what orchestral parts should I get?ML 16:23, 8 October 2007 (EDT)

"Complete score"

Erm, no. This is the complete vocal score (with piano accompaniment), not the complete full score (a type of thing that seems to be noticeably absent or nearly absent from the Schumann category?) - unlike the Dvorak D major mass, this was composed originally with orchestral accompaniment in mind. Eric 10:28, 14 December 2008 (EST)

A complete score refers to whether the work is there in its entirety, not the particular format. In other words, the whole piece instead of an abridged version or excerpts. A "full score" is the term we employ for the conductor's score you're describing. Schumann created the piano reduction for the Mass himself, while the most common vocal score for the Dvorak, Op.86 was actually made by Berthold Tours. Carolus 15:54, 14 December 2008 (EST)

My mistake, and thank you. Eric 05:15, 27 January 2009 (EST)

  • Actually, French Wikipedia seems to suggest that Clara Schumann, not Robert, was responsible for creating the Rieter-Biedermann first edition vocal score of 1862 (I don't mean just for the obvious reason that he was dead...)- was she working from a fairly complete ms vocal score of her late husband? Eric 17:56, 2 February 2019 (CET)