FROBERGER, Johann Jacob, 1616-1667

Toccatten, Suiten, Lamenti
The Manuscript SA 4450 from the Berlin Sing-Akademie zu Berlin
Facsimile and Transcription Edited by Peter Wollny and the Berlin Sing-Akademie zu Berlin

Piece with "26 numbered passages" (fully annotated), corresponding to a perilous Rhine journey

Documenta Musicologica, II/31. Kassel, 2004. 25 x 35 cm, xxv, 75, 55 pp. Full-color reproduction of a contemporary ms copy, together with a new engraved edition. This ms resurfaced in 1999 and was returned to the archives of the Sing-Akademie in Berlin in 2001. It was probably prepared from autograph originals by the Hamburg organist Johann Kortkamp, ca.1665-1670 and contains a total of 21 authentic Froberger compositions (6 toccatas, 13 suites, 2 lamenti). Besides providing the first reliable readings for most of the works, it also contains titles, explanations (especially elucidating the piece with “26 numbered passages”) and dedications that shed valuable light on Froberger’s life. Preface in Ger/Eng. Hardbound. $108

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