English translation: engraved copy / engraver's copy / engraver's model / printer's score
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German to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Music
German term or phrase:Stichvorlage
In a German article about a song cycle by Robert Schumann, the version of the poems hand-copied by Schumann before he set them to music is called a **Stichvorlage**. I also find this German word used in English text on the Web in similar contexts. Is this term widely understood by English-speaking musicologists or do I need to define it in the translation? Is there a better-known English term I could use?