BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

Orgelbüchlein. BWV 599-644. Faksimile des Autographs
Herausgegeben von Heinz-Harald Löhlein
[Deutsche Staatsbibl. Berlin, mus. ms. autogr. Bach P 283]

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Documenta Musicologica, II/11. Kassel, 4/ 1999. Oblong, 20 x 17 cm, xxviii, 184 pp. 2-color collotype reproduction of the autograph manuscript. The most important and comprehensive chorale collection in the organ repertory. Codicologically the manuscript—a torso—tells us a lot about the developmental process of the collection and suggests that Bach had been compiling the Orgelbüchlein over several years. Although an anthology of 164 chorale arrangements was intended, only about one third that amount was actually copied. Nearly all of these originate from the Weimar period (1708-1717). Introduction in German, with index. Hardbound. $83   (view other volumes from this series)

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