Urtext

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Urtext (German: Urtext, from ur- "primordial" and text "text", pronounced [ˈuːɐ̯tekst]) may refer to:

  • Urtext (Biblical studies), the text that is believed to precede both the Septuagint and the Masoretic text
  • Urtext edition, in classical music, the version of the music as it was created by the composer