Based on the Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition (Z. 15009), this volume includes Bartók's complete works for mixed voices. The lyrics in this Urtext edition are in the original languages and in the translations authorized by the composer. Literal English translations are provided in the appendix.
The edition is complete with an informative preface (in Hungarian, English, and German) and detailed Editorial Comments (in Hungarian and English). The Comments give an overview of the textual, folk-music, and compositional sources, and provide detailed information on the performance practice of Bartók's choral works.
The edition has been printed on high-quality and environmentally-friendly paper.
This volume is also available cloth-bound, along with the volumes for children's and female voices and for male voices, in slipcase (Z. 20076). Separate editions of each work included in this volume are also available.