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ANERIO, Felici, c.1560-1614

Canzonette a quattro voci [libro primo]. [Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 74. Stuttgart, 2016. 18 x 22 cm, 4 partbooks, 88 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1586 edition partbook edition. 22 4-voice settings (canto I, canto II, alto, basso). First ever facsimile of a publication solely dedicated to this important Roman madrigalist. Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $42 [item no.9526]


BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

[Cantata 9] “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her” BWV 9. Kantate zum 6. Sonntag nach Trinitatis. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. = Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; In Zusammenarbeit mit der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Daniel Boomhower.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile,40. Laaber, 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 16, 18 pp. Color halftone of the beautifully preserved autograph score composed most likely between 1734-1735. Scored for solo SATB, SATB chorus, vln I-II, vla, trav. fl, ob d’amore, bc. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $89 (more info... ) [item no.9448]


[Cantata 10] “Meine Seel’ erhebt den Herren!” BWV 10. Kantate zum Fest Mariae Heimsuchung. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus der Gertrude Whittall Foundation Collection in der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. = Facsimile of the Autograph from the Gertrude Whittall Foundation Collection in the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; In Zusammenarbeit mit der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Daniel Boomhower.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile,41. Laaber, 2015. 21 x 33 cm. xvi, 24 pp. Color halftone of the autograph score composed for the Feast of the Visitation of Mary. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Scored for solo SATB, SATB chorus, vln I-II, vla, tpt, 2 ob, bc. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $99 (more info... ) [item no.9449]


Cantata BWV 20: “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort”. Autograph Score and Performing Parts in the Possession of the Bach Archive, Leipzig. Commentary by Peter Wollny
Documenta Musicologica, II/52 (= Faksimile-Reihe Bachscher Werke und Schriftstücke, Neue Folge, [9]). Kassel, 2017. 24 x 35 cm, 24 + 64; 16 pp. Color facsimile of the autograph score and performing parts. (The score was acquired by the Bach Archive Leipzig in 2016, making it possible, for the first time, to reunite the original performance material and the autograph score.) The work is based on a church hymn by Johann Rist that depicts, in riveting language, the terrors of the Last Judgment and the torments of Hell, followed by an admonition to live a life pleasing to God. The poem inspired Bach to write one of his most impressive church compositions altogether. Scored for solo ATB, SATB chorus, 3 ob, tpt, 2 vln, vla, & cont. The facsimile offers invaluable insight into the composer’s workshop and the changing conditions for performances under his direction. Afterword in Eng-Ger. Limited edition of 250 copies presented in clam shell case. $320 (more info... ) [item no.9534]


[Chorales, organ, BWV 651-668, 660a, 769] Die Achtzehn Grossen Orgelchoräle BWV 651-668 und Canonische Veränderungen über “Vom Himmel Hoch” BWV 769. Faksimileausgabe der autographen Handschrift der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung mit Mendelssohn-Archiv. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Peter Wollny.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 5. Laaber, 2/ 2015. 4º, xix, 54 pp. Fine color reproduction of the autograph score of the second part of Mus. ms. Bach P 271 which includes the 18 “Great” Leipzig organ chorales, plus “Vom Himmel Hoch” (S.769) and “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” (S.660a). Evidence suggests that the works arose, at least in part, as a virtuoso program of organ works that Bach performed at a number of churches including the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg, the “great organ in Cassel” and for a newly built Silbermann organ in the Dresden Frauenkirche. While the manuscript contains basically definitive versions of the chorales, as can be seen from the abundant corrections, a certain amount polishing of details took place in the preparation of this extraordinary collection. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $118 (more info... ) [item no.7720]


[Sonatas & partitas, violin, BWV 1001-1006] Sei solo a violino senza basso accompagnato, BWV 1001-1006. Faksimile nach der autographen Handschrift in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Geleitwort von Julia Fischer herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Sven Hiemke. [Signatur ms. aut. Bach P. 967].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 8. Laaber, 2/ 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 19, 48 pp. New full-color facsimile, in the original format, of the autograph score prepared in 1720. One of the most beautiful and meticulous of all of Bach's manuscripts, “Sei solo à violino senza basso accompagnato” are a delight for the scholar and perfomer alike. Bach clearly has taken performance from the autograph into consideration—by using comparatively large note heads, detailed articulation and phrasing marks, "custodes" that sit nearly throughout the manuscript at the end of each staff and anticipate the pitch at the beginning of the following staff, and by diligently planning the page layout with only few page turns, which are accompanied with the instruction "volti subito" (turn immediately). Bibliophile edition with commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with blue paper boards and faux title etikett. $99 (more info... ) [item no.8624]


[WTC I, keyboard, BWV 846-869] The Well-Tempered Clavier. Part I, BWV 846-869. Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscript in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Commentary by Christoph Wolff and Martina Rebmann.
Documenta Musicologica, II/50. Kassel, 2015. 20 x 32 cm, xxx, 90 pp. Deluxe 4-color facsimile of the autograph score based on newly commissioned photographs. The preludes and fugues of The Well-Tempered Clavier embrace an entire cosmos of compositional devices and musical characters—the ne plus ultra of ‘unity through diversity’. Here Bach not only presented the sum total of keyboard artistry in his day but foresaw its future evolution. His treatment of the keys marked a turning point in music history. The autograph score, originally a fair copy, contains later revisions and alterations reflecting the composer at work. Bach authority Christoph Wolff provides a commentary to the work’s genesis and the characteristics of Bach’s handwriting. Martina Rebmann (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) describes the subsequent history of the autograph. Afterword in Eng-Ger. Limited bibliophile edition, binding with leather spine, boards in decorative paper and pasted title etikette. A note on the MS and its facsimiles: Previous facsimile editions (1962-1989) exhibit on some pages a "screen" effect, the result of a silk chiffon overlay that curators applied to Bach's MS to prevent crumbling of the paper. Curators discovered that the chiffon was actually damaging the paper more, so in the early 80s the original MS was withdrawn from public view. To finally solve the problem of deterioration—much of it due to the corrosive quality of the ink—curators turned to a method called "paper splitting", where front and reverse side of each leaf is split, and an alkali-buffered paper laid in between; during the process imperfections in the leaves are repaired with the finest cellulose fibers. The leaf is also treated with a chemical to stop the process of corrosion; in the end the damaging silk chiffon could be completely removed. This new facsimile edition presents the MS—for the first time—in its post-restoration state, without silk chiffon, significantly improving the vividness of Bach's handwriting, a true joy for Bach lovers. $343 (more info... ) [item no.9413]


Bach’s Bible: The Calov Bible, Die Heilige Bible 1681-92. Facsimile of the Original Preserved in Concordia Seminary Library, St. Louis.
Franeker, [in prep—due 2017]. 19.5 x 33 cm, 3 vols, 4355 pp + commentary. Full-color deluxe facsimile. The 3-volume Bible commentary compiled by 17th-century theologian Abraham Calov and once in the library of Johann Sebastian Bach has been in the Seminary Library collection since it was given to the Seminary by the Reichle family of Frankenmuth, MI, in the 1930s. The volumes are the only known, i.e., identified, books from the library of Lutheran composer J. S. Bach. Calov is both editor and author of the commentary, using as he does both Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible and primarily Luther’s comments on the text, adding his own commentary when no material is available in Luther’s works. The work was printed in 1681-82. Some 25 marginal annotations of Bach, along with underlining and other marginal markings, are evidence of the composer’s use of the volumes. Careful analysis of the handwriting, as well as technical analysis of the ink done in the 1980s, established the authenticity of Bach’s ownership. Commentary in Eng/Ger/Jap/Dut by Albert Clement. (more info... ) [item no.9355]


BARTÓK, Béla, 1881-1945

[Sonata, violin, Sz. 117] Sonate für Violine solo Sz 117 / BB 124). Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus der Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Stefen Drees
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 26. Laaber, 2017. 28 x 32 cm, xxi, 18 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy along with 15 pp of sketch material. The sonata was commissioned by Yehudi Menuhin in Nov. 1943 and premiered by him in Carnegie Hall Nov. 26, 1944. A wonderful late Bartók virtuoso piece full of Hungarian qualities, biting rhythms, with subtle reference to Bach’s Sei solo a violino senza basso accompagnato BWV 1001-1006, by his use of of movement titles “Tempo di ciaccona” and “Fuga”. Like Bach's Sei solo autograph, it has a clearly-copied text that allows the performer to play directly from it. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $114 (more info... ) [item no.9396]


BARTOLINI, Orindio, 1589-1640

Messe concertate [a 5. 8. & 9. voci, & motteti à 1. 2. 3. & 8. col basso continuo per l’organo]. Venedig, Bartholomeo Magni, 1634. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 35. Stuttgart, 2015. 17 x 25 cm, 10 partbooks, 308 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1621 partbook edition. Contents: Missa Stabat Mater dolorosa; Missa Susanna; Missa Diligam te Domine; Missa Sine Nomine. Wrappers, with portfolio covered in marbled paper. $79 [item no.9532]


BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

[Missa Solemnis, orch, chorus, op.123] Missa Solemnnis Op. 123. Facsimile of the Autograph Score in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preußischer Kulturbesitz. With a commentary by Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen and Martina Rebmann.
Documenta Musicologica, II/51. Kassel, 2016. Oblong, 45 x 40 cm, 351, 27 pp. Deluxe 4-color facsimile of the autograph working score. William Drakbin describes the genesis of the mass as “the longest, most arduous struggle in Beethoven’s career as an artist”, with equally complex history of its sale to B. Schott after years of calculating with other publishers. 4 of the 5 movements of the Missa Solemnis survive today, the Kyrie, 50 pp in upright format, and the last three movements, Credo, Agnus and Sanctus, 286 pp in oblong format. The Gloria unfortunately disappeared soon after Beethoven’s death. Deluxe edition with leather spine. $718 (more info... ) [item no.9506]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.3, op.37, C minor] Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr.3 c-Moll op.37. Faksimileausgabe der autographen Handschrift der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung mit Mendelssohn-Archiv. Mit einem Kommentar von Elisabeth Schmierer und einem Geleitwort von Mitsuko Uchida.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 45. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, xxiv, 240 pp. Facsimile, in full-color, of the autograph manuscript preseved in the State Library, Berlin. Hardbound. $448 [item no.9508]


[Sonata, violoncello, piano, op.69, A major] Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier op.69, 1. Satz. Faksimile des Autographs NE 179 im Beethoven-Haus Bonn kommentiert und herausgegeben von Jens Dufner und Lewis Lockwood / Sonata for Violoncello and Piano Op.69, 1. Movement. Facsimile of Autograph NE179 in the Beethoven-Haus Bonn. Edited and with a Commentary by Jens Dufner and Lewis Lockwood. [Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, formerly private library of Felix Salzer, New York].
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, III/20. Bonn, 2015. Oblong, 36 x 28 cm, 18 facs, 36 pp. (reissue of Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, Band III/7, with expanded commentary). Beautiful 4-color halftone of the first movt. This outstanding new full-color facsimile shows many details that can not be seen in the old black-and-white reproduction. Together with a reconstruction of the 1st version and commentary in Ger-Eng. Wrappers, in decorative paper. $70 (more info... ) [item no.9436]


[Symphony, no.7, op.92, A major] Symphonie Nr.7 A-Dur Opus 92. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Kommentar herausgegeben von Lothar Zagrosek. [Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven. Mendel.-Stift. 9].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 51. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 33 x 24 cm, 256, xvi pp. Full-color reproduction of the autograph score. Afterword in Ger-Eng. Linen. $448 [item no.9543]


[sketchbook, “Grasnick 5”] Grasnick 5: Beethoven’s Pocket Sketchbook for the Agnus dei of the Missa Solemnis, Opus 123. [Facsimile Edition] Transcribed, Edited, and with a Commentary by Patrizia Metzler and Fred Stoltzfus. [Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin].
Beethoven Sketchbook Series, [3]. Champaign, 2016. Oblong, 38 x 28 cm, 144 pp. Color facsimile of a pocket sketchbook acquired by the Berlin Royal Library in 1879 as part of the holdings of Friedrich August Grasnick, a gentleman scholar & music collector. Long neglected in scholarship, the so-called Grasnick 5 documents reveal Beethoven working out concepts and ideas, offering fascinating insights into his creative method. This critical edition, the third in the Beethoven Sketchbook Series, offers a facsimile and transcription, spread out side by side, of the contents of the stitched pocket sketchbook started by the 50-year-old master during the summer of 1820. At the time, Beethoven labored over the Missa solemnis, Opus 123. The sketchbook's pages yield the entire record of his early ideas on the Agnus Dei of that work as well as a sketch for part of the Benedictus. Includes 5 pages from Artaria 205, also in side-by-side facsimile-transcription layout. Clothbound. $95 (more info... ) [item no.9490]


[Appel, Bernhard R. & Julia Ronge] Beethoven liest. Herausgegeben von Bernhard R. Appel und Julia Ronge.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/28. Bonn, 2016. 8˚, 333 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6808]


[Appel, Bernhard, et al] Beethoven und der Wiener Kongress (1814/15). Bericht über die vierte New Beethoven Research Conference Bonn, 10. bis 12. September 2014.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/26. Bonn, 2016. 8˚, 334 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6803]


[Appel, Bernhard, et al] Widmung bei Haydn und Beethoven. Personen—Strategien—Praktiken. Bericht über den Internationalen musikwissenschaftlichen Kongress Bonn, 29. September bis 1. Oktober 2011.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/25. Bonn, 2015. 8˚, 343 pp. Hardbound. $94 [item no.6790]


[Boorman, Patrick] Das Bonner Beethoven-Haus 1933–1945. Eine Kulturinstitution im “Dritten Reich”.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/27. Bonn, 2016. 8˚, 367 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6804]


BERARDI, Angelo, c.1635-1695

Arcani musicali, 1706.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12°, 28 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1706 edition. Offers refinements in contrapuntal practice (some more elementary than those in set forward in Documenti armonci) and an assessment of the relationship between the construction of a fugue and of an oration. Paperback. $15 [item no.9498]


Il perche musicale, 1693
[New Delhi], 2016. 19 x 25 cm, 60 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1693 edition. Hardbound. $17 [item no.9499]


Ragionamenti musicali, 1681.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12º, 190 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1693 edition. A resume of lessons given by Berardi to his pupils, written by G. Orsolini. Paperback. $31 [item no.9500]


BERLIOZ, Hector, 1803-1869

Symphonie fantastique, op. 14. Facsimile of the Autograph Score in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. With a Commentary by Hugh Macdonald.
Documenta Musicologica, II/53. Kassel, [in prep—Nov. 2017]. 24 x 35 cm, 290, 20 pp. Color facsimile of the autograph score, one of the greatest treasures of the Bibliothèque Nationale. Berlioz revised the work for years before it finally reached its definitive version. He entered many of these changes in the autograph score, which was also used for performances, by pasting strips of paper over the bars or parts in question. This facsimile edition, in high-quality 4-color reproduction, presents the manuscript as it is today—with strips of paper that can be folded out, making both versions visible. Commentary in Eng-Ger-Fr. Hardbound with quarter leather spine and boards in colorful paper. (more info... ) [item no.9541]


BIHLER (Bühler), Gregor, 1760-1823

[treatise, basso continuo] Partitur-Regeln [in einem kurzem Auszuge für Anfänger. Nebst einem Anhange, wie man in alle Töne gehen könne]. Ms. 1793. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 36. Stuttgart, 2017. 17 x 22 cm, 39 pp. Color reproduction of a rare manuscript on basso-continuo practice “for beginners”. Bihler was a German monastic composer; trained in the Minorite monastery in Maihingen, he was a boy soprano at the Benedictine Abbey at Neresheim and in 1801 become cathedral organist at Augsburg. Wrappers. $18 [item no.9556]


BON, Anna, 1740-1767?

[Sonatas, flute, bc, op.1] VI sonate da camera per il flauto traversiere, e violoncello o cembalo. Opera prima. [Fürstlich Thurn und Taxissche Hofbibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Kammermusik des Barock, 6. Stuttgart, 2016 26 x 37 cm, 25 pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg, 1756 edition. Wrappers. $24 [item no.9527]


BRESCIANELLO, Gisueppe Antonio, 1690-1758

18 Suiten für Gallichone (Mandora). Mit einem Vorwort von Andreas Koch.
Lübeck, 2015. 4°, 150 pp. Line-cut reproduction of Signatur Mus.2364-V-2 from the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, a carefully executed copy of 18 suites for “colascione” (a type of lute) in the hand of Peter August (1726-1787). Hardbound. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9461]


BUUS, Jacques, b.?-1565

[Canzoni francese] Il primo libro di canzoni francese. Venedig 1543 / Il secondo libro di ricercari. Venedig, Antonio Gardane 154 [Stadtbibliothek Lübeck & Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, [73]. Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 21 x 16, 6 partbooks, 316 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1543 & 1549 partbook editions comprised of 30 settings with French texts, and 8 textless ricercari suitable for string & wind ensembles. Decorative paper boards with matching slipcase. $148 [item no.9525]


CAMERLOHR, Placidus von, 1718-1782

Solo per la gallichone; Partia ex f (Gallichon, 2 violinen, Baß); Trio ex C (2 Gallichon, Violoncello). [Mss, Abtei Metten].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 12. Stuttgart, 2015. 26 x 33 cm, 96 pp. Full-color reproduction of three works of Camerlohr, one for solo gallichone a type of bass lute, and two chamber works. Handstitched folios in portfolio with decorative paper boards and ties. $55 [item no.9429]


CAPPUS, Jean-Baptiste, b.?-1751

[Pièces de viole, book 1] Premier livre de pieces de viole [et la basse-continüe]. Paris 1730. [Bibliothèque National de France, Paris].
Faksimile-Edition Viola da Gambe, 9. Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 2 partbooks, 56 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, [1730] edition. Handsome marbled paper boards. $48 [item no.9533]


CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849

[Etude, op.10 no.7] Etiuda C-dur Op.10 Nr.7 / Etude in C Major, op.10, no.7. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów The Morgan Library & Museum w Nowym Jorku / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [34] A II/10/7. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 35 x 25.5 cm, 2, 33 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy (Pierpont Morgan call number MA 2473), basis of the French Schlesinger edition. Signs of the preparation needed for publication abound on the manuscript especially in the form of pencilled numbers that ‘cast off’ the number of bars to appear in a printed system, and the number of systems to appear on the printed page. Surviving correspondence between the French and German publishers of the Etudes informs us of the meticulous care with which Chopin prepared his first set of publications following his arrival in Paris (Kallberg). Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jeffrey Kallberg. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9551]


[Etudes, piano, op.25, no.4] Etiuda A-Moll Op.25 nr 4 / Etude in A Minor, Op.25 No.4. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Bibliothèque de l’Opéra w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the Bibliothèque de l’Opéra in Paris.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [28] A /II/25/4. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 24 cm, 2 vols, 4, 47 pp. The Etude in A Minor was published with the whole cycle in October 1837, almost simultaneously by three publishers: Maurice Schlesinger in Paris, Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig and Wessel in London. The present full-color facsimile is based on the manuscript Rés 50 (2), Bibliothèque de l'Opéra; we know from engraver’s markings showing the exact division into pages and systems that it served as the Stichvorlage for the Schlesinger edition. The pages of the Etude show a significant number of minor corrections; these might indicate haste on the composer's part resulting in slips in the notation. Before the final resolution to an A major chord in bar 65 a whole bar was deleted—could this indicate that Chopin meant to replace some notes before that chord? Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Irena Poniatowska. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $76 (more info... ) [item no.9513]


[Grand duo concertant, violoncello, piano, op.16A] Grand duo concertant E-dur na tematy a opery Giacomo Meyerbeer Robert le Diable / Grand duo concertant E Major on Themes from Meyerbeer’s Opera Robert Le Diable. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Bibliothèque Nationale de France w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the manuscript held in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [31] A XIII/Dbop.16A. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 35,5 x 25.6 cm, 2 vols, 22, 45 pp. Full-color reproduction of the fair copy autograph. The Grand duo concertant owes its composition to Fryderyk Chopin’s friendship with French cellist Auguste Franchomme. The manuscript being published here comes from the early 1830s and is an editorial autograph intended for the Paris publisher Maurice Schlesinger. The piano part is notated in Chopin’s hand; the title page and ’cello part, in Franchomme’s hand.. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $93 (more info... ) [item no.9545]


[Impromptu, no.3, op.51, G flat major] Impromptu Ges-dur op.51 / Impromptu in G Flat Major, op.51. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Library of Congress, Selden-Goth Collection w Waszyngtonie / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Selden-Goth Collection at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [32] A III/51. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 4, 47 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy dedicated to Madame la Comtesse Esterházy née Comtesse Batthyany. This publication reproduces the manuscript of the Impromptu in G-flat major op. 51 from the Library of Congress (Selden-Goth Collection) in Washington DC. The history of this autograph is convoluted; until 1926, it was held by the Musikhistorisches Museum von Wilhelm Heyer in Cologne; its later owners are unknown. All we know is that as of 1946, the manuscript already belonged to the Selden-Goth collection.. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Zofia Chechlińska. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9546]


[Lento, C-sharp minor, op. posth.] Lento con gran espressione Cis Moll / Lento con gran espressione in C Sharp Minor. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze kolekcji “Fryderyk Chopin i George Sand” w Valldemossie / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the “Fryderyk Chopin and George Sand” Collection in Valldemossa.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [30] A XI/WN 37. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 32 x 25 cm, 2 vols, 2, 45 pp. Full-color reproduction of the presentation autograph manuscript from the “Fryderyk Chopin and George Sand” collection” held by the Carthusian Monastery in Valldemossa on the Isle of Mallorca. Chopin composed the Lento in C-sharp minor in 1830. He probably later offered the manuscript to his pupil, Princess Marcelina Czartoryska née Radziwiłł. Another version of the Lento, an autograph manuscript with a dedication to his sister Ludwika, has disappeared and is known only from copies and facsimiles. The volume is supplied with source commentary authored by Bożena Schmid-Adamczyk. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9544]


[Polonaises, piano, nos.3-4, op.40] Polonezy op.40 / Polonaises op.40. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów British Library w London / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the British Library in London.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [25] A /VI/40. Warsaw, 2015. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 8, 46 pp. Full-color halftone of the 1838-1839 autograph fair copy held by the British Library in London under shelf number MS 3040. Chopin dedicated this pair of polonaises—called by Rubinstein the symbols of Polish glory & tragedy—to Jules Fontana; the autograph is the basis of the Troupenas 1st edition published 1840. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Zofia Chechlińska. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $88 (more info... ) [item no.9484]


[Polonaise, piano, op.53] Polonezy op.53 / Polonaises op.53. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Pierpont Morgan Library w Nowym Jorku / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [26] A /VI/53. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 12, 63 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy formerly in the Breitkopf & Härtel archives (the “working” autograph is now lost). The manuscript contains precise articulation markings which were partly omitted in the first edition. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jeffrey Kallberg. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $90 (more info... ) [item no.9486]


[Variations, op.2, “Là ci darem la mano”] Wariacje B-dur na temat arii “Là ci darem la mano” op.2 / Variations B flat major, on the theme "La ci darem la mano" Op. 2. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Österreichische Nationalbibliothek w Wiedniu / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [33] A XI/2/a. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 24, 57 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy (ONB Cod.16789) with plate no. of the Haslinger first edition. Title page with Chopin’s dedication and signature: “‘Là ci darem la mano’ varié pour le piano=forte avec accompagnement d’orchestre dedié à Mt Titus Woyciechowski par Frédéric Chopin, Oeuvre 2”. Presents the solo parts and orchestral parts in piano reduction with orchestration suggestions. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Norbert Müllemann. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $106 (more info... ) [item no.9550]


[Waltz, no.24, op.64, 2] Walc cis-moll op.64 nr 2 / Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op.62 No.2. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Bibliothèque Nationale de France w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [27] A X/64/2. Warsaw, 2015. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 2, 47 pp.. Full-color halftone of the autograph presentation copy signed “a Madame La Baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild”. It is precisely because Chopin made presentation mss of this type that the source studies for some of the waltzes are so complex. Complete autographs include this one and another in Basel in private hands. The Basel version, twice corrected by Chopin, served as the Stichvorlage for the first French edition by Brandus published in 1847. It differs in several very significant respects from the autograph presented here, and clearly represents a revision and refinement of the work. This gives special interest to the present manuscript which includes no upbeat, has a smoother less-urgent melodic line in the central section, and a recapitulation that consists only of a figuration fragment of the first section; furthermore this version has no tempo or pedaling indications. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jim Samson. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $63 (more info... ) [item no.9512]


[Waltz, op.70, no.2] Walc f-moll/As-dur, op.70 nr 2 / Waltz in F Minor/A flat Major, Op.70 No.2. Wydanie faksymilowe autografów ze zbiorów Bibliothèque Nationale de France w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the autographs held in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition, [29] A X/70/2a-c. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 8, 61 pp. Full-color reproduction of three autographs of the F Minor/A flat Major Waltz: 1) The Krudner autograph BN W.20; 2) The “Rothschild” autograph BN Ms. 110; 3) The Gavard autograph, BN Ms.117. There are numerous variants of substance across the different versions of this pieces. To mention a few: The “Rothschild” autograph is the only version which begins on the downbeat; Phrasing in the Gavard autograph is significantly out of step (and “short-breathed”) with that found in the other autographs. Commentary in Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp by Jim Samson. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $86 (more info... ) [item no.9514]


CIANCARLI, Heteroclito, fl.1602 (= Giancarli)

Compositioni musicali [intavolate per cantare et sonare nel liuto]. Venedig, Giacomo Vincenti 1602. [Regensburg, Bischöflichen Bibliothek].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 9. Stuttgart, 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1602 edition. Collection of 19 songs with Italian lute tablature, interestingly referred to as “Motetti, e Mad[rigali]” on the footer of each gathering. Published the same year as Caccini’s Le nuove musiche, these two collections—in the words of John Griffiths—are the meeting place of the old “oral” tradition and the new declamatory style. Giancarli’s music has never been studied or performed since the early 17th c. Hardbound, with boards in decorative paper. $40 (more info... ) [item no.9479]


CORELLI, Arcangelo, 1653-1713

[Sonatas, violin, bc, Anhang 38-49] Le sonate da camera di Assisi dal Ms. 177 della Biblioteca del Sacro Convento. Edizione critica a cura di Enrico Gatti. Saggio introduttivo di Guido Olivieri.
Lucca, 2015. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 82 pp. Facsimile of a fascinating manuscript collection known as the “Assisi Sonatas”, Anhang 38-49 in the Corelli catalog. With new critical performing edition edited by Enrico Gatti. Introduction in It-Eng. Wrappers in decorative paper. $45 (more info... ) [item no.9482]


DEBUSSY, Claude, 1862-1918

Arabesques pour le piano. Manuscrit conservé à la Bibliothèque national de France, département de la Musique—Ms 978.
Fac-similes de Manuscrits de Claude Debussy, [4]. Paris, 2017. 26.5 x 35 cm, iv, 8 pp. 4-color facsimile of the autograph.These two Arabesques, based on Debussy's meticulously copied fair copy, are especially relevant in understanding the composer's compositional arc: composed when he was in his twenties at a time when he was strongly influenced by the Chanteurs de Saint Gervais (a group founded for the study and performance of early music), these pieces embody a melodic gesture the composer called "divine arabesque", in part the musical language of the "primitives": Palestrina, Victoria and Lasso, whose melodic style the composer believed could be traced back to plainchant ("They found the basis of [the arabesque] in Gregorian chant, whose delicate tracery they supported with twining counterpoints". The early "Arabesques pour le piano" are key to interpreting Debussy's development as a composer. Preface in Fr-Eng by Pierre Boulez. Wrappers with exposed stitching, in special art paper. $56 (more info... ) [item no.9542]


DISNEY PRODUCTIONS

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Master Score. Music by Frank E. Churchill, Lyrics by Larry Mory and Additional Underscore by Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith.
2015. 4°, 208 pp. Full-color facsimile of the master score for the 1937 film. Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story was adapted by Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith, with David Hand as supervising director. The songs including “Heigh-Ho”, “Some Day My Prince Will Come”, and “Whistle While You Work” were composed by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey. Further incidental music was provided by Paul J. Smith and Leigh Harline. This is the first time that this material is available to the public. Explore every sequence from the film, from the first scene to the last and see, first hand, how the music and animation (tempos, scene length, camera movement, action, and sound) where synchronized. Limited edition of 459 copies. $295 (more info... ) [item no.9435]


ERTEL, Sebastian, c.1550-1618

Sacrosanctum magnae [et intemeratae virginis canticum. Octonis vocibus, cum intonationibus psalmorum ad octo vsitatos tonos duobus choris una cum clausula Gloria Patri &e. quà instrumentis, quà viuis vocibus cum duplici basso ad organum accommodato, compositum & iam primum in lucem editum.] München / Nicolaus Heinrich 1615. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, [34]. Stuttgart, 2015. 15 x 19 cm, 9 partbooks, 996 pp. Line-cut of the Munich, 1625 partbook edition (cantus, altus, tenor, bassus, V vox, VI vox, VII vox, VIII vox, partitura. Contents: 15 settering for magnificat. Wrappers, with slipcase covered in marbled paper. $204 [item no.9537]


GARDANO, Antonio, 1509-1569 [publisher]

[Madrigals/Canzoni francese, Ihan Gero/Clement Janequin] Quaranta madrigali di Ihan Gero insiema trenta canzoni francese di Clement Ianequin. RISM(22). Venezia, A. Gardane 1543. [Trent, Biblioteca Comunale & Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Universitätsbibliothek].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 43. Stuttgart, [2015]. Oblong, 22 x 16 cm, 3 partbooks, 118 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1534 edition containing madrigals by Gero and Canzoni francese by Janequin. No complete source of this print survives but this facsimile, by combining the incomplete Cantus and Bassus partbooks from Trent and the incomplete Tenor partbook from Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, is able to provide the music for nos. 9-55 of the Cantus; nos. 41-55 of the Tenor and nos. 11-55 of the Bassus, or 15 complete settings. Some of the missing parts can be completed from concordances found in other collections. Hardbound, in decorative paper with matching slipcase. $74 [item no.9478]


GASTRITZ, Matthias, c.1530-1596

Newe symbola etlicher Fürsten [und Herrn, neben andern mehr schönen liedlein mit fünff und vier Stimmen, auf alle Instrument zu gebrauchen]. Dietrich Gerlatz 1571. [Stadtbibliothek Västerås].
Faksimile-Edition Västerås, 4. Stuttgart, 2016. 17 x 21 cm, 5 partbooks, 204 pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg 1571 edition. 5 partbooks (discantus, altus, tenor, vagans, bassus) with 36 settings. Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $67 [item no.9530]


HELY, Benjamin, c.1654-1719

The Compleat Violist [or An Introduction to ye Art of Playing oon ye Bass Viol wherein the Necessary Rules & Directions are Laid down in a Plain & Familiar Method. With A Collection of the Psalm Tunes Set to the Viol, as They are Now in Use in the Churces where there are Organs. To Which are Added Some Select Aires & Tunes, Set According to ye divers manners of Playing by the G.sol.re.ut Cliffs the C.sol.fa.ut Cliff, & ye Fa.ut Cliff. Also Several Lessons. viz. Almans, Sarabands, Courants, Jiggg & Compos’d for the Instrument by ye Late Famous Master Mr. Benjamin Hely]. I. Hare / London ca. 1700. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Faksimile-Edition Viola da Gambe, 8. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 22 x 18 cm, 19 pp. Line-cut of the London, [1699] edition. Handsome marbled paper boards. $22 [item no.9451]


KRADENTHALLER [Gradenthaller], Hieronymus, 1637-1700

[Musicalische Recreation; Musicalische Recreation Anderer Theil, violin, bc] Musicalische Recreation [von Alleman, den Sarabanden Gavotten und Boure. Allen Liebhabern und Incipienten der Music componirt und vorgestellet Violino solo è Basso continuo]. Regensburg 1672. [Proske-Bibliothek Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Violino e Continuo, 4. Stuttgart, 2017. Oblong, 21 x 16 cm, 2 partbooks, 180 pp. Line-cut of the Regensburg, 1672 edition (includes both parts). 119 settings altogether, including several sonatinas. 4 magnificent woodblock title pages. Hardbound in decorative paper with matching portfolio. $72 [item no.9539]


Die mit teutschen Saiten überzogene Heilige Kron=Harffe, [oder, Verfassung des gantzen Psalter Davids in teutsche Reim-Gebände : vermittelst sonderbarer darzu mit dem basso continuo, neu-verfertigter Kunst- Melodeyen]. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 42. Stuttgart, 2015. 13 x 18 cm, 545 pp. Line-cut of the Michale & Johann Friedrich Endter edition, Nuremberg, 1680. This amazing psalter with music by the Regensburg organist & composer Hieronymus Kradenthaller and paraphrase of the psalms by W.H. von Hohberg, is richly illustrated with 300 fine engravings, half of them plant and flower drawings—almost encyclopedic in nature—the rest devoted to natural history and scenes typical of emblem books of the period. Hardbound, in marbled paper. $89 [item no.9447]


TELLER, Marcus, 1682-1728

Musica sacra [stylo plane Italico & Cromatico pro compositionis amatoribus]. P. und M. Veith & Joannis Fratrum Her. Augsburg. Druck Wagner Ulm 1733. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 15. Stuttgart, 2017. 21 x 31 cm, 13 partbooks, 512 pp. Line-cut of the 1733 partbook edition. This rare print contains 4 masses & 4 motets scored for concerto/ripieno voices plus strings. Partbooks: canto concert, canto ripieno, alto concert, alto ripieno, tenore concert, tenore ripieno, basso concert, basso ripieno, vln I, vln II, vla, bsn, bc). Wrappers, with slip case in marbled paper. $150 [item no.9555]


KURTÁG, György, b.1926

[Games, piano, selected works] Zoli Kocsis’s Manuscript Book / Kocsis Zoli Hangjegyfüzete. The History of the Manuscript Book. Postscript: The Contents of the Manuscript.
Budapest, 2016. 25 x 34 cm, 96, 10/10 pp, audio CD. Full-color facsimile in the original format of a manuscript version of “Games” issued on the occasion of Kurtág’s 90th birthday. “Games” is a series of piano pieces written for both teaching purposes and public performance. In the autumn of 1974 the composer (pupil of Messiaen & Milhaud and a close colleague of György Ligeti) began to copy selected pieces from Games into a special spiral-bound notebook for Zoltán Kocsis, a former piano student and important interpreter of Kurtág’s works. Kocsis played from this notebook in the first public performance of Games in 1974, and since then as well, as the series was expanded over a 30 year period. Koscis writes: “I didn't know that the spiral notebook I received at the premiere would later become, as it were, my permanent companion. That I would take it with me from Japan to Canada, from Australia to Iceland, traveling to the world's most prominent concert halls... that— well beyond the intention of its being 'copied with love'—it would include works and sketches for which this notebook would become the principal source”. The MS-notebook with 65 pieces—one third of them hommages to contemporary composers—provides a wonderful glimpse into Kurtág's workshop, of equal interest to performers and musicologists. The former can understand more from Kurtág's handwriting about the composer's intentions than from the printed score and musicologists can appreciate the historical development of the works as some appear in more than one version and may differ from the printed score. With commentary in Hung-Eng by Zoltán Kocsis, and audio CD with 11 works performed by Kocsis from a recording made in 1982 not previously available. Limited edition of 600 copies issued on the occasion of Kurtág’s 90th birthday. $110 (more info... ) [item no.9505]


LAMPE, John Frederick, 1703-1751

[Method, thoroughbass] A Plain and Compendious Method of Teaching Thorough Bass. A Facsimile of the 1737 London Edition.
New Dehli, 2016. 15 x 22 cm, 144 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1737 edition. Softcover. $30 [item no.9504]


LISZT, Franz, 1811-1886

[Sonata, piano, B minor, S.178] Klaviersonate h-moll / Piano Sonata in B Minor. Faksimile nach dem im Eigentum von Mr. Robert Owen Lehman befindlichen Autograph. Vorwort: Mária Eckhardt; Geleitwort: Claudio Arrau.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 26]. Munich, 2015. 27 x 35 cm. xvii, 30, 8 pp. Deluxe [revised] full-color facsimile. The surviving autograph of Franz Liszt’s b-minor Sonata is a fascinating document that illuminates the compositional process: many cuts and paste-overs show how Liszt refined the architecture of the work. The previously available facsimile of the autograph (OMI #372) also allowed a profound look into this work process—but it was not possible to see what Liszt had originally notated in the passages that were pasted over. These paste-overs have since been removed and this new edition shows for the first time what is hidden behind them. With new introduction by Liszt expert Mária Eckhardt along with the original foreword by Claudio Arrau.. Hardbound with pasted label. $182 (more info... ) [item no.9379]


MAHLER, Gustav, 1860-1911

[Rückert Lieder, selections, voice & orch, voice/piano] Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. Facsimile Edition of the Autograph Manuscripts, Gilbert Kaplan, Editor.
New York, 2015. 29 x 37 cm, 92 pp, CD audio recording. Full-color reproduction of one of Mahler’s most popular and poignant songs, composed in 1901 with a text by Friedrich Rückert. It is the third of the original five-song cycle “Rückert-Lieder”; Mahler himself conducted the first performance in 1905 and described “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” / “I am lost to the world” as creating “a feeling that rises just up to the lips, but does not pass beyond them... It is my very self”. This carefully executed facsimile includes the orchestra & piano-vocal autograph versions, sketches, incomplete fair copy in the hand of Alma Mahler, and extensive historical notes and documentation by Gilbert Kaplan and Stephen Hefling. The manuscript and its survival has an amazing story. Limited bibliophile edition of 400 copies, only 200 for the trade. Clothbound with slipcase. Please inquire. (more info... ) [item no.9334]


MARTIN CODAX, 13th c.

Vindel Parchment. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. [Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Ms. M 979].
Barcelona, 2016. 33.6 x 45,2 cm, 224 pp. The Vindel Parchment, latter half of the 13th c, contains 7 cantigas de amigo—a complete work attributed to the Galician composer and performer Martin Codax—with music for 6 of them. They represent songs sung by a maiden awaiting her absent lover in Ría de Vigo. Cantigas de amigo are the most original genre of medieval Galician lyric poetry. In these short, lively ballads belonging to the European “women’s song” genre, a maiden in love sings— alone or accompanied by her female friends, sisters or mother— about her life, hopes and sorrows, and sometimes about nature too. The waves in the sea near Vigo are highly symbolic in Martin Codax’ ballads, imbuing his lyrics with great eroticism. Until the discovery of the Vindel Parchment, the only known medieval Galician cantigas with a musical settings were the religious Cantigas de Santa María of Alfonso X the Wise. The Sharrer Parchment (late 13th or early 14th c.) discovered subsequently, feature 7 poems by King Dinis I of Portugal which were secular and yet belonged to the cantigas de amor genre. It is not yet known which scriptorium made the Vindel Parchment although it must have been well equipped and had skilled scribes. Palaeographic evidence and the musical settings, e.g. similarities between the 6 melodies by Martin Codax and the music of some of the Cantigas de Santa María, suggest that Martin Codax was involved with the Castilian courts of Alfonso X the Wise and Sancho IV. Deluxe facsimile limited to 987 copies. Companion volume directed by Mariña Arbor, with contributions by Antonio Calvia, Antonio Ciaralli, Rip Cohen and Simone Marcenaro; foreword by Harvey L. Sharrer. (more info... ) [item no.9554]


MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix, 1809-1847

[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 9: September 1842 bis Dezember 1843. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Stefan Münnich, Lucian Schiwietz und Uta Wald unter Mitarbeit von Ingrid Jach.
Kassel, 2015. 15 x 23 cm, 837 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $179 [item no.6787]


[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 10: Januar 1844 bis Juni 1845. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Uta Wald.
Kassel, 2016. 15 x 23 cm, 970 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $179 [item no.6802]


[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 11: Juili 1845 bis Januar 1847. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Susanne Tomkovič, Christoph Koop, Janina Müller und Mitabeit von Uta Wald.
Kassel, 2016. 15 x 23 cm, 838 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $185 [item no.6807]


[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 12: Februar 1847 bis November 1847. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Stefan Münnich, Lucian Schiwietz und Uta Wald.
Kassel, 2017. 15 x 23 cm, 632 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $188 [item no.6812]


[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Bände 1-12 CD-ROM.
Kassel, 2017. 1 CD ROM. The complete printed edition, vols 1-12, of the Mendelssohn letters in searchable CD-ROM format. $248 [item no.6813]


MONTEVERDI, Claudio, 1567-1643

Lamento d'Arianna. Faksimile nach dem Erstdruck der Universitätsbibliothek Gent. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Silke Leopold.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 49. Laaber, 2017. 21.5 x 27.5 cm, 12, 32 pp. Line-cut of Magni edition, Venice, 1623 (sole surviving copy), containing the “Lamento d’Arianna” and two “Lettere amorose” from the seventh book of of madrigals. The Lamento d’Arianna (”Let me die”) is the centerpiece of Monteverdi’s lost second opera L’Arianna first performed in Mantua on May 28, 1608. Contemporary reports describe it as the most beautiful composition in the new genre of opera. Severo Bonini writes in his treatise that there was scarcely a domestic harpsichord in the whole of Italy on which a copy of the Lamento did not lie open. Introduction in Ger/Eng. Hardbound. $93 (more info... ) [item no.9510]


MORALES, Cristóbal, 1500-1553

Magnificat omnitonum cum quatuor vocibus. RISM 1562(1)/M3597. [Brussels, Konikklijke Bibliotheek].
[Yellow Book Series, 11]. Højbjerg, 2015. 28 x 41 cm, 128 pp. Line-cut of the Antonio Gardano edition, Venice, 1562. 16 settings (mostly a4) by Morales, with additional works by Carpentras (2), Iachet (1), and Richafort (1), beautifully and clearly printed in choirbook format. Wrappers $120 (more info... ) [item no.9446]


MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

[Requiem mass, K.626] Requiem. K.626. Facsimile of the autograph score held in the Austrian National Library. With a commentary by Christoph Wolff and Günter Brosche.
Bärenreiter Facsimile, [10]. Kassel, 2015. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 40, 200 pp. New deluxe facsimile edition of the autograph parts and sketches with the finishing work of Süßmayr and others. Commentary in Eng-Ger by Christoph Wolff and Günter Brosche. Limited bibliophile edition produced on natural paper with individually trimmed pages. Quarter leather with decorative paper boards. $499 (more info... ) [item no.9414]


[Requiem mass, K.626, 1st ed.] Requiem KV 626 - W.A. Mozarti: Missa pro defunctis / W.A. Mozarts Seelenmesse. Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig [1800]. Herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort von Markus Eberhardt. [Archiv des Bistrums Passau].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 67. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 178, vi pp. Line-cut of the first edition, Leipzig, 1800. Although there have been many attempts of reconstructing the text of the Requiem, the 1800 printed version, largely based on Süssmayr’s work, remains the prime historical document. It is interesting that Breitkopf & Härtel provides no credit to Süssmayr for the completion of the work although correspondence in early 1800 between Gottfreid Christoph Härtel and Süssmayr clearly establishes the extent of his role. Hardbound in decorative paper which reproduces the original 1800 binding. $100 (more info... ) [item no.9443]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.9, K.271] Klavierkonzert “Jenamy” Eb-Dur KV 271. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek der Jagiellońska Kraków. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Ulrich Konrad.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 38. Laaber, 2017. Oblong, 4°, xxiii, 136 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Michael Lorenz describes Mozart's Piano Concerto K. 271 ('Jenamy') as “a miracle of musical originality. In the mastership of its orchestration, its stupendous innovative energy and its effect, despite limited instrumental means, this piece has absolutely no precedent. It is Mozart's first great composition, 'his Eroica' as Alfred Einstein put it, 'which he later would match, but never surpass'. With a creative thrust beyond compare, a kind of musical fulguration (in the sense of the term as coined by Konrad Lorenz), Mozart broke all previous conventions and already in 1777 demonstrated the superior mastery that distinguishes his piano concertos of the Vienna years. Formal surprises are being combined with unbridled melodic exuberance”. Lorenz also made the important discovery in 2003 that the concerto—previously nicknamed “Jeunehomme”—was actually commissioned by Victoire Jenamy, an excellent pianist and daugther of the the famous dance master Jean George Noverre. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $239 (more info... ) [item no.9404]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.15, K.450] Klavierkonzert Nr. 15 B-Dur KV 450. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar. Mit einem Kommentar von Hartmut Hein.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 37. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 4°, xxiv, 88 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $205 [item no.9403]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.16, K.451] Klavierkonzert Nr. 16 D-Dur KV 451. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek der Jagiellonen-Universität Krakau. Mit einem Kommentar von Siegbert Rampe.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 39. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 4°, xxiv, 84 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $191 [item no.9405]


[Concerto, piano, orch, no.27, K.595] Klavierkonzert Nr. 27 B-Dur KV 595. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek der Jagiellonen-Universität Krakau. Mit einem Kommentar von Peter Revers.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 36. Laaber, [in prep—2017]. Oblong, 4°, xxiv, 104 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $229 [item no.9402]


[Concerti, violin, orch, complete] The Mozart Violin Concerti. A Facsimile Edition of the Autographs. Edited and with an Introduction by Gabriel Banat. [Mss. Jagiellonian University Library, Krakow; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. & Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin].
Mineola, 2015. Oblong, 32 x 26 cm, 29, 400 pp. Unabridged republication of the 1986 Raven Press edition. Halftone. Includes all 5 violin concerti, K.207, 211, 216, 218, & 219, the Adagio in E, K.261, and the Rondo in B-flat, K.216a. Red cloth with composer’s signature embossed in gold on the cover. $75 (more info... ) [item no.9454]


[Concerto, violin & orch, no. 5, K.219, A major] Violinkonzert A-Dur KV 219. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung Stefan Drees / Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Edited and with an Introduction by Stefan Dress.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 35. Laaber, 2016. Oblong, 4°, xxii, 92 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Although Mozart was an accomplished violinist, playing the premiere of the Strasboug Concerto, his last concerto was probably fashioned for Antonio Brunetti, with whom Mozart shared the concertmaster position in the orchestra of the Prince and Archbishop of Salzburg. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper bounds. (subscription price) $189 (more info... ) [item no.9401]


[Symphony, no.38, “Prague”, K.504] Sinfonie Nr.38 KV 504 (“Prager” Sinfonie). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek Jagiellońska Krakau. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Ulrich Konrad.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 34. Laaber, 2016. Oblong, 4°, xvvi, 74 pp. Color facsimile of the autograph score completed 6 Dec. 1786. The original ms was not among those sold by Constanza to Johann Anton André, but rather took a circuitous route, believed once to be in the hands of the choir director Anton Stoll (or Ferdinand III Grand Duke of Toscana), passing to the Moravian singer Franz Hauser in 1848 and 10 years later into the collection of Franz Liszt, from whom it was transferred to the Royal Library in Berlin. The “Prague”, or third of 7 symphonies from the Vienna decade 1781-1791 occupies a unique position within Mozart’s mature works, calling for pairs of flutes, oboes, bassoons, horns, and trumpets. It’s 3-movement form is also unusual and has produced inexhaustible discussion. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Coverboards in decorative paper. Subscription price valid until 6/30/16. $177 (more info... ) [item no.9400]


POSCH, Issac, b.?-1623

Musicalische Ehrenfreudt. [Das ist: Alleyley neuer Balleten, Gagliarden/Couranten und Täntzen teutscher arth, mit 4. Stimmen, wie solche auff wie II solche auff adelichen Panqueten, auch andern ehrlichen Convivijs und Hochzeyten gemusiciert und auff allen instrumentalischen Sayttenspilen, u. zur Fröligkeit gebraucht werden mögen: Erster Theil]. Regenburg 1618. [Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 76. Stuttgart, 2017. 18 x 22 cm, 4 partbooks, 160 pp. Line-cut of the Regensburg, 1618 partbook edition. 34 4-voice instrumental settings (canto I, canto II, alto, basso). Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $46 [item no.9538]


RAMEAU, Jean-Philippe, 1683-1764

Les Indes galantes. Paris. [Bibliothèque d’étude et de conservation Besançon].
Faksimile-Edition Kammermusik des Barock, 5. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 31 x 23 cm, 226 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1735-1736 edition (short score). Hardbound, with boards in decorative paper. $83 [item no.9427]


SCHENCK, Johannes, c.1660-d.?

[L’echo du Danube, sonatas, viol, bc, op.9] L’echo du Danube [dont les deux premières sont à 1 viole de gambe et 1 basse continue, les deux suivantes à 1 viole de gambe & 1 basse continue ad libitum, & les deux dernières à 1 viole de gambe seule]. op.9. Amsterdam / Estienne Roger. [Cathedral Library, Durham].
Faksimile-Edition Viola da Gambe, 7. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 35 x 24 cm, 50 pp. Line-cut of the Roger edition, Amsterdam, c.1710 edition. 12 sonatas. Wrappers, with handsome marbled paper boards with ties. $49 [item no.9480]


[Le nymphe di Rheno, sonatas, 2 viols, op.8] Le nymphe di Rheno per due Viole di Gamba Sole op.8. Amsterdam / Estienne Roger. [Cathedral Library, Durham].
Faksimile-Edition Viola da Gambe, 6. Stuttgart, 2015. 22 x 34 cm, 2 partbooks, 68 pp. Line-cut of the Roger edition, Amsterdam, c.1710 edition. 12 sonatas. Wrappers, with handsome marbled paper boards with ties. $43 [item no.9450]


[Scherzi musicali, viol, bc ad lib., op.6] Scherzi musicali op.6 [per la viola di gamba con basso continuo ad libitum]. [Cathedral Library, Durham].
Faksimile-Edition Viola da Gambe, 5. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 35 x 24 cm, 2 partbooks, 84 pp. Line-cut of the Roger edition, Amsterdam, c.1710 edition. 12 sonatas. Wrappers, with handsome marbled paper boards with ties. $47 [item no.9493]


[Sonatas, bass viol, bc, op.2] Sonaten für Viola da Gamba und b.c. op.2. Amsterdam / Estienne Roger, 1688. [Bibliothek der Kathedrale, Durham].
Faksimile-Edition Viola da Gambe, 4. Stuttgart, 2015. 24 x 35 cm, 2 partbooks, 66 pp. Line-cut of the Amsterdam, 1688 edition. 15 sonatas for solo bass viol and bc which stand midway between the French suite and the Italian sonata. The set is beautifully engraved and includes an elaborate frontis piece. Handsome marbled paper boards. $60 [item no.9439]


[Sonatas, violin, bc, op.7] Suonate a Violino e Violone o Cimbalo op.7 . Amsterdam / Estienne Roger. [Bibliothek der Kathedrale, Durham].
Faksimile-Edition Violino e Continuo, 2. Stuttgart, 2015. 19 x 31 cm, 2 partbooks, 52 pp. Line-cut of the Roger edition, Amsterdam, [1699] edition. 18 sonatas. Wrappers with handsome marbled paper boards with ties. $43 [item no.9452]


SCHOENBERG, Arnold, 1874-1951

Arnold Schönberg Playing Cards. 1909/1919.
Los Angeles, 2015. 54 cards. Besides composing and his theoretical writings Arnold Schoenberg produced hundreds of paintings, toys, games, chess sets and playing cards for his own use. Here is one set of playing cards—carefully executed in facsimile. The style is described: “[this] set used grotesque imagery and visual puns from his caricatures and doodles, with the suit symbols integrated into the designs.” The original cards were made in watercolors and gouache on cardboard with gold and silver. With plastic box. $20 (more info... ) [item no.9444]


Arnold Schönberg Playing Cards—Whist/Bridge. 1909/1919.
Los Angeles, 2015. 54 cards. Besides composing and his theoretical writings Schoenberg produced hundreds of paintings, toys, games, chess sets and playing cards for his own use. Here is one set of playing cards—carefully executed in facsimile. The style is described: “[this] set is more severe and geometric, almost digital. His inventiveness was driven by a passion for rules, order and numbers, and his cards also reveal his capacity for highly personal expression. The elongated cards are divided into four suits (based upon clubs, hearts, spades and diamonds) each comprising both numeral and double-ended court cards. The designs don't contain many curves and are more technical than fluid. The influence of Jugendstil is recognisable.” The original cards were made in watercolors and gouache on cardboard with gold and silver. With plastic box. $20 (more info... ) [item no.9445]


SCHUBERT, Franz, 1797-1828

[Erlkönig, D.328] Erlkönig (D 328). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 32. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 4°, xiii, 12 pp. Full-color facsimile of the fair copy autograph, third version. This version differs markedly from the first printed edition of 1821 chiefly in respect of its performance markings and thus documents an interesting stage in the genesis of Schubert's best known and most widely disseminated song. Introduction in German-English with analysis of the four manuscript versions of Erkönig. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $76 (more info... ) [item no.9398]


[”Die Forelle”, op.32, D. 550] Die Forelle (D 550). Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Elisabeth Schmierer / Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Edited and with an Introduction by Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 33. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 25, 2 pp. Full-color facsimile of the final version of the autograph dating from 1821, with moralistic warning of a trout being caught by a fisherman, metaphor for young women being chased by men. This particular autograph, the "fifth version" of the piece, was long unknown and it was not until 1975 that it appeared in the Schubert Complete Edition. Not generally the most performed version, it features a number of "earlier" melodic variants in a handful of passages and is the only version with a piano introduction. Introduction in Ger-Eng provides a detailed analysis of the five versions and the central problems relating to the compositional and performing practices of Schubert's day. Hardbound in decorative paper. A beautiful gift for any Schubert enthusiast. $58 (more info... ) [item no.9399]


[Winterreise, D.911] Winterreise (D 911). Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Mit einem Geleitwort von Brigitte Fassbaender und einer Einführung von Michael Kube.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 31. Laaber, 2015. Oblong, 4°, 17, 74 pp. One of Schubert's greatest compositions, based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller. Full-color facsimile of the autograph—a treasure of the Pierpont Morgan Library—consisting of a mixture of fair copies and heavily emended first versions. The somber mood of the songs reflects a tragedy in a distant frozen landscape, with frozen tears, numbed feelings, a longing for death, each stage of the loss of love is sounded out by the somnambulistic text of Müller. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound (text adapted from B. Fassbaender) $189 (more info... ) [item no.9397]


SCHUMANN, Robert, 1810-1856

[Lieder, “Myrthen” op.25, selections; Kerner-Lieder op.35, selections] “Widmung” (Rückert) and “Stille Liebe” (Kerner). Facsimile of the Autograph MS with Schumann’s Dedication in The Juilliard Manuscript Collection, New York. With Critical Appreciation by Michael Musgrave.
[Salzburg], 2017. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, ix, 8, iii pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph presentation MS of op.25, no.,1 and op.35, no.8. Limited edition, bound in red velvet. $195 (more info... ) [item no.9547]


[Lieder, “Myrthen” op.25, selections; Kerner-Lieder op.35, selections] “Widmung” (Rückert) and “Stille Liebe” (Kerner). Facsimile of the Autograph MS with Schumann’s Dedication in The Juilliard Manuscript Collection, New York. With Critical Appreciation by Michael Musgrave.
[Salzburg], 2017. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, ix, 8, iii pp. Same as above but bound in red linen. $125 (more info... ) [item no.9548]


[Album for the Young, piano, op.68] Album für die Jugend op.68. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus dem Robert-Schumann-Haus, Zwickau. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Michael Beiche.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 43. Laaber, 2017. Oblong, 28.5 x 21.5 cm, xxi, 94 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score, together with some entries by his wife Clara, and two pieces in the hand of Ferdinand, Schumann’s grandson. The MS is the basis of the first edition and thus has the usual engravers pencil markings. Despite being a fair copy it documents some compositional work, especially regarding the conclusions of certain pieces, and also sheds light on the selections process, as not all pieces get included in the final printed edition. The impetus of composing Album for the Young is clear from a diary entry of Clara written 1 September 1848: “The pieces which children learn in piano lessons are so poor that Robert had the idea of composing and publishing a book (a kind of album) entirely with children’s pieces. He has already written a plethora of charming little pieces”. Later that year Clara wrote to their friend Carl Reinecke of the pedagogical importance of the work: “they are thus also easy to execute and I believe these pieces will meet the wishes of many amateurs, of precisely those who do not play well enough to perform Robert’s grander piano compositions”. And in a postscript to this letter Robert writes as a postscript: “I do not know when I ever found myself in such a good mood as when writing these pieces. It truly overwhelmed me”. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with boards in decorative paper. (subscription price) $173 (more info... ) [item no.9509]


SCRIABIN, Alexander Nikolaievich, 1872-1915

Piano Sonata No.7 op.64. Faksimile nach dem Autograph im Besitz der Juilliard School, New York, Juilliard Manuscript Collection, Signatur 2 Sk63 AA JMC. Einleitung von Valentina Rubcova.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 27]. Munich, 2015. 27 x 39 cm. xiv, 26 pp. Deluxe full-color facsimile of the autograph issued on the occasion of “Scriabin Year”. Scriabin’s seventh piano sonata is amongst the late sonatas nos. 6–10, conceived as preliminary studies for a “Gesamtkunstwerk” of enormous proportions, the “Mysterium”. The mystic aura of the sonata is communicated to the player not least through the ecstatic performance directions contained in the autograph and the first edition. Valentina Rubcova provides a guide for a journey of discovery through Scriabin’s esoteric musical world. Beautiful textured paper boards with autograph titling in mauvish crimson. $131 (more info... ) [item no.9440]


SIBELIUS, Jean, 1865-1957

Luonnotar op. 70. Facsimile of the Autograph Score and the Piano Reduction / Faksimile der autographen Partitur und des Klavierauszugs. Edited by T. Virtanen.
Jean Sibelius Werke. Wiesbaden, 2015. 25 x 32 cm, 88 pp. Special edition issued on the occasion of the 150th birthday of the composer. The large orchestral song Luonnotar is considered one of the boldest works of Jean Sibelius. This alone would be reason enough to print the autograph sources (full score and piano reduction) as a color facsimile for the Sibelius Anniversary Year 2015. In addition, the autograph score also has a special significance for the transmission: it ensured the survival of the entire work after World War II; the source material for the printer compiled by Breitkopf & Härtel had been destroyed in an air-raid bombing in 1943. The meticulously elucidated volume is the first complete facsimile edition of an orchestral work by Jean Sibelius – a milestone in Sibelius editorial history that meaningfully supplements the complete edition Jean Sibelius Works as a truly special volume. Linen. $99 (more info... ) [item no.9430]


SILVESTRI, Florido, 17th c. [compiler]

Ariette di musica, [a una, e due voci, di eccellentissimi autori. Raccolte dal canonico D. Florido de Silvestris da Barbarano]. Bracciano, Andrea Fei 1646. [Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 68. Stuttgart, 2016 Oblong, 22 x 11 cm, 153 pp. Line-cut of the Bracciano, 1646 edition. A lovely little book consisting of 10 settings for solo voice and accompaniment (harpsichord or lute), and 6 for for two voices and accompaniment. The arias, each with attribution, is edited by Florido Silestri: Mazzocchi (4), Savioni (2), Boccarini, Cecchelli (2), Luigi Rossi (2), Marciani (2), Silvestri, Carissimi (2), Hardbound, in decorative paper with matching slipcase. $53 [item no.9487]


STRADIVARIUS, Antonio, 1644-1737

Antonius Stradivarius / Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann. [volumes V-VIII].
Cologne, 2016. 32 x 45 cm, 4 vols, 1200 pp, CR-ROM, A chronological catalog of Stradivari stringed instruments, detailing 152 instruments, each entry with photographs in color and details of construction, condition, and ownership. Accompanying electronic resource provides measurements and additional visual aspects. Limited edition of 2000 copies. Linen. (more info... ) [item no.9494]


VALENTINI, Giovanni, c.1582-1649

Missae quatuor partim octonis [partim oconis, partim duodenis vocibus unà cum basso generali ad placitum]. Venedig, Alessandro Vincenti, 1621. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, [33]. Stuttgart, 2016. 16 x 23 cm, 13 partbooks, 352 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1621 partbook edition. Contents: Missa Stabat Mater dolorosa; Missa Susanna; Missa Diligam te Domine; Missa Sine Nomine. Wrappers, with portfolio covered in marbled paper. $89 [item no.9531]


Salmi, hinni, magnificat, [antiifone, falsibordoni, et motetti. Concertati a una, due, tre, & quattro voci]. Venedig, Giacomo Vincenti, 1618. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, [34]. Stuttgart, 2015. 17 x 24 cm, 4 partbooks, 144 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1618 partbook edition (cantus, alto, tenor, bassus). Contents: sixteen settings a4, three a3, and three a2. Wrappers, with portfolio covered in marbled paper. $58 [item no.9540]


WEISS, Silvius Leopold, 1686-1750

[Works, lute, selections, Vienna Ms] 9 Pieces fom the Vienna Ms (Austrian National Library) A-Wn S.M. 1078. Facsimile Edition.
Lübeck, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 28 cm, 21 pp. Line-cut of 9 pieces from Ms Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien Suppl. Mus. 1078: 1) Allemande, 2) Courante, 3) Bourré, 4) Sarabande, 5) Menuet, 6) Gigue, 7) Prélude, 8) Paisane, 9) Mad:la grondeuse, menuet. French tablature with baroque tuning. Wrappers. $20 [item no.9481]


ZUCHINI, Gregorio, c.1540-1615

Promptuarium harmonicum. Venidig, Iacob Vincenti 1616. [Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 72. Stuttgart, 2016. 19 x 25 cm, 5 partbooks, 288 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1616 edition partbook edition (after the sole surviving copy). 5-voice settings consisting of 2 masses, 12 vespers, 6 motets, & 7 canzoni per sonare with titles “La Barbissona”, “La Massa”, La Montignana”, La Restella”, “La Terhaga”, “La Giordana”, “La Grilla” (apparently nicknames), suitable for strings/winds. Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $69 [item no.9524]


COMPOSITE & MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES

Altfraunhofener Orgelbuch. Kommentar von Karl-Friedrich Wagner.
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 71. Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 34 x 26 cm, 8, 40 pp. Color facsimile of a charming MS collection of organ music (mostly preludes) from the early romantic period. Written in a clear and legible hand, the composer attributions include Georg Hamel, Georg Valentin Röder, Justin Heinrich Knecht, Georg Joseph Vogler & Pater Agäus. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. $57 [item no.9488]


Ars componendi / Regulae componendj [1718]. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 37. Stuttgart, 2017. Oblong, 23 x 19 cm, 87 pp. Color reproduction of 2 fascinating manuscripts on the rules of composition—shelfmark L70; one is dated 1717. Hardbound with decorative marbled boards. $69 [item no.9557]


[Bolzano] I manoscritti liturgico-musicali di Bolzano (secoli XIII-XIX). A cura di Giulia Gabrielli.
Bibliotheca Mediaevalis, 3. Lucca, 2015. 21 x 26 cm. $75 [item no.9434]


[Burgos, Monasterio de Cistercienses Calatravas de San Felices] Vita adelelmi (Vida de San Lesmes).
Madrid, 2004. 28 x 37 cm, 158, 236 pp. Deluxe full-color facsimile of a codex containing the Vita adelelmi and the official liturgy and music chants for San Lesmes, patron Saint of Burgos. As Burgos is one of the stops of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, this work nicely dovetails with Codex Calixtinus (transmitting the equivalent rite for Saint James). Commentary by Ángeles García de la Borbolla García de Paredes, Víctor Márquez Paillo, Rafael Sánchez Domingo, Clemente Serna González, & Miguel C. Vivancos Gómez. Limited edition of 230 copies bound in full leather with generous tooling and linen covered slipcase. (first added to OMI’s offerings in 2012) (more info... ) [item no.9220]


[Cortona, Biblioteca del Comune e dell’Accademia Etrusca, MS no.91] Il Laudario di Cortona. Cortona. Biblioteca del Comune e dell’Accademia Etrusca, ms. 91. A cura di Francesco Zimei e Marco Gozzi.
Venite a Laudare, 1. Lucca, 2015. 21 x 26 cm. 342 pp + commentary. Full-color facsimile of a mid to late 13th c. manuscript produced by the Brotherhood of Santa Maria delle Laude at the Church of San Francesco. This important source transmits 66 lauds —46 with text and music—and is one of the few cases with texts and music together. While the majority of the lauds are Marian in nature they also refer to Francisanism, morality subjects, and the liturgical calendar such as Nativity, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost or specific saints (Vol. 2—Commentary—will be published in 2017) $195 (more info... ) [item no.9433]


[Florence, San Lorenzo, Archivio Cap., 2211] The San Lorenzo Palimpsest Florence, Archivio del Capitolo di San Lorenzo Ms. 2211. Introductory Study and Multispectral Images edited by Andreas Janke and John Nádas.
Ars Nova, Nuova Serie, 4. Lucca, 2016. 17 x 24 cm, c.40, 222 pp. New deluxe edition. Like the Squarcialupi codex, this ms (copied 1417-1420) is an anthology of 14th-c. Italian songs, but also includes the most recent works, some of which must have come down to Florence from the council of Constance (1414-1417). Codice 2111, a parchment ms, had been scraped clean in the 16th c. and reused as an account book for the Chapter of San Lorenzo. Fortunately, with the help of UV light its important repertory can be read “beneath” the text of the accounts. Wrappers. $340 (more info... ) [item no.4471]


Gitarrentabular. Italien 17. Jh. [MS AN 63, Bischöfliche Bibliothek Regensberg].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 14. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 27 x 14 cm, 48 pp. Full-color reproduction a charming MS collection of 20 dance numbers for solo guitar in alfabeto notation. The title page contains the coat of arms of Domenico Romani who also might be the main scribe. The manuscript comes supposedly from the private library of Dominicus Mettenleiter. Decorative paper boards. $36 (more info... ) [item no.9438]


The Kalivoda Manuscript (c. 1715 – 1723). D-Fschneider Ms 33. Music for Baroque Lute and Mandora from Prague. Edited by Matthias O. Schneider [with contributions by Miloslav Študent, Mathias Rösel, Joachim Lüdtke, & Markus Lutz].
Frankfurt, 2015. Oblong, 19 x 10 cm, 132, 52. Full-color facsimile in the original size of Ms 33 from the private library of Matthias Schneider (Frankfurt/Main) with introductory texts and a critical commentary in Ger/Eng. Ms 33, a holograph manuscript by the lutenist Georg Adalbert Kalivoda, was probably written in Prague. It contains 35 pieces for 11-course lute (partly in Partie) and a suite in three movements for 6-course mandora. Much of the early history of this lute book remains unknown. In the 20th c. it passed through the hands of collectors and researchers among them Alfred Cortot, Robert Spencer and probably Paul Nettl, who also owned at least two other lute manuscripts, which are both in American libraries today. Cloth. $67 (more info... ) [item no.9441]


Lautentabulatur Italien um 1600. [Trento, Biblioteca Comunale].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 15. Stuttgart, 2016. 27 x 36 cm, 45 pp. Halftone of Trento Ms. 1947 No.5 [RISM B VII, p.333-334] containing 57 pieces for lute and theorbo in French tabulature. Decorative paper boards $35 (more info... ) [item no.9523]


[London, Royal College of Music, Ms. 1070] The Anne Boleyn Music Book. Introduction by Thomas Schmidt and David Skinner with Katja Airaksinen-Monier.
Diamm Facsimiles, 6. Oxford, 2017. 21 x 30 cm. 58, 270 pp. This modestly-sized but beautifully written book contains sacred motets by some of Europe’s most famous composers, specifically those associated with the French Royal Court of the early 16th century. An inscription in an early sixteenth-century English hand reads “M[ist]res A Bolleyene Nowe thus” followed by musical motto of three minims and a longa; that she is referenced “mistress” indicates that the inscription was certainly made before she became queen in 1533; “nowe thus” was the motto of her father. Despite considerable interest by musicologists in past decades, the book remains something of a mystery: clearly made in France, but associated in a yet-to-be-determined way with Henry VIII's second wife. For the facsimile production the RCM removed the MS from its 19th-century binding, making it possible to study the layers and compilation. Commentary includes chapters on the historical context of the book, a new analysis of its structure, the significance of the music it contains with some new ascriptions, an analysis of the decoration, and a list of concordances and editions. Hardbound. $124 (more info... ) [item no.9553]


Manuscripts of English Thirteenth-Century Polyphony. Facsimile Edition by William J. Summers and Peter M. Lefferts.
Early English Church Music, 57. London, 2016. 30 x 43 cm. 340 pp. The third facsimile collection to be published by Early English Church Music, Volume 57 attests to the quality and depth of the polyphonic traditions during the long reigns of Henry III and his son Edward I, when the music of English high culture achieved a technical autonomy from the common international Anglo-French repertoire of the period. Assembling within the covers of one publication a set of facsimiles of the extant remains of native origin, it comprises images of more than 60 sources of 13th-c. polyphony, including the Reading rota, the conductus-rondellus Flos regalis, and the Worcester fragments, here reunited from three codices. The large page layout adopted enables almost all the MSS to be reproduced at full size for direct comparison of different sources, layouts and dimensions. Buckram. $275 (more info... ) [item no.9516]


[Opus artis novae, polyphonies] Le codex de Chypre (Torino, Biblioteca Universitaria.J.II.9). Vol. IV: Ballades III Introductory Texts, Poetic Texts and Critical Notes in French and English.
Opus Artis Novae, Polyphonies et Transcription Diplomatique 1300-1500, 3. Bologna, 2016. 24 x 32 cm, 224 pp. New critical edition using diplomatic transcription principles (original clefs, mensural notation). Wrappers. (In process of continuation, standing orders invited). $85 [item no.9528]


[Regensburg, Bischöflichen Zentralbibliothek, Ms. A.R. 775-777] Ms. A.R. 775-777 Proske-Bibliothek Regensburg. Vorwort von Raymond Dittrich.
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 66. Stuttgart, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 6 partbooks, vi, 718 pp, audio CD. Line-cut of one the three most precious music manuscripts in the possession of the Proske-Bibliothek of the BZB. Of a total of 120 settings Lasso is represented by 34 pieces, Alessandro Striggio by 18, along with works by Cambio, Merulo, Vaet, Clemens non Papa, Meiland, Truthaer, Verdelot, Wert, Crécquillon, Deprez, Hollander, Prenner Corteccia, Gosswinus, Faignient, Bischoff, Monte, Padovano, Utendal, Claudius, Palestrina, Langius, A. Gabrieli, Fabricius, Ruffo, & Lange. The partbook MS—Discantus, Altus, Tenor, Bassus, Vagant, Sexta Vox— carries the title “1579 - Orlandi Lassi Sexta Vocum”, a reference to the Angelo Gardano print from which the first 11 Lasso works derive. The manuscript has received the attention of a number of musicologists, Armin Brinzing for localization, dating and repertorial makeup, and Eric Fiedler for important evidence regarding wind band performing practice. Includes CD recording “In Principio - Musik der Grazer Hofkapelle” which includes a number of works from A.R.775-777. Hardbound in decorative paper, with matching slipcase. $375 (more info... ) [item no.9431]


[”Rostock Lute Mss”, III] Die Lautenhandschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Rostock. Rostock III, Ms Mus Saec XVII-18-53,1 A.
Lübeck, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 91 pp. 79 anonymous pieces and dances for 11-course lute, French tablature-baroque tuning. Softbound. $37 [item no.9466]


[”Rostock Lute Mss”, IV] Die Lautenhandschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Rostock. Rostock IV, Ms Mus Saec XVII-18-53,1 B.
Lübeck, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 59 pp. 43 mostly anonymous pieces and dances for 11-course lute, French tablature-baroque tuning. Softbound. $37 [item no.9467]


[”Rostock Lute Mss”, V] Die Lautenhandschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Rostock. Rostock V, Ms Mus Saec XVII-54, ca. 1665-1670.
Lübeck, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 2 vols, 200 pp. By far the largest lute source from the Rostock University Library this MS contains 400 pieces for 11-course lute, French tablature-baroque tuning. Pages 153-154 contain Germain Pinel’s very popular Suite in G minor. Softbound. $63 [item no.9453]


Synopsis musicae [or The Musical Inventory. Being a Collection of the choicest and newest Ayres, Jiggs, Borrees, Alemands, Gavots, Entries, Round O’s Horn-pipes, Trumpet Tunes and Scotch Tunes, for the Recorder or Flute. To which are added several new Songs and Catches Compos’d by the most able Masters]. London/Thomas Cross 1693. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, [75]. Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 25 x 12.5 cm, 64 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1693 edition. 24 instrumental works and 5 with texts. Attributions to James Hart and Anne Morcott. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $27 [item no.9529]


Torruella Leval, Susana. Music in the Woods. 100 Years of Maverick Concerts. Susana Torruella Leval, Curator. Texts by Miriam Villchur Berg, Susana Torruella Leval, Olga Touloumi, Tom Wolf. [Kleiner/James Center for the Arts of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, July 18—August 30 & Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, July 18—September 26, 2015].
Woodstock, 2015. 22 x 25 cm. 82 pp. Exhibition catalog with 85 B/W and color illustrations celebrating the longest continuously-run summer classical music series in America. Hervey White established the utopian Maverick Colony in Woodstock NY in 1905, building the Maverick concert hall in 1916, a barn-like “cathedral in the woods”. Like the Bayreuth Festival, he made use of talented musicians on summer break, many who later became “Woodstockers” themselves, with programming of an eclectic mix of the old masters alongside of modernists (latter premieres include Cowell’s Trio in Nine Short Movements, Cages’ 4’ 33” and many Starer works). This lovingly compiled tribute-exhibit—using documents, art and objects from local institutions and private holdings—skillfully weaves together the story of the Maverick Concerts with elements of its founder, musicians, composers, visual artists and appreciative audience. Wrappers. $32 (more info... ) [item no.6791]


MODERN EDITIONS

Brahms, Johannes (new critical edition) Streichquartette. Arrangements für ein Klavier zu vier Händen. Editor: Jakob Hauschildt.
Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, IIA/3. Munich, 2015. 4º, xx, 244 pp. New critical edition. Cloth. $368 [item no.6795]


Brahms, Johannes (new critical edition) Orgelwerke. Editor: George S. Bozarth.
Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, IV/2. Munich, 2015. 4º, xlix; l, 107 pp. New critical edition. Cloth. $237 [item no.6796]


Brahms, Johannes (new critical edition) Horn Trio E Flat Major Op.40 and Clarinet Trio A Minor, Op.114. Editor: Katharina Loose-Einfalt.
Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, II/7. Munich, 2016. 4º, xxxvi, 152 pp. New critical edition. Cloth. $242 [item no.9515]


Buxtehude, Dietrich. Keyboard Works, Part 3. Preludes, Toccatas, Fugues, and Canzonas for Organ (manualiter), Harpsichord, or Clavichord. Editions by Christoph Wolff.
Dietrich Buxtehude, The Collected Works, 17. New York, 2016. 4˚, xxvi, 128 pp. Hardbound. $125 [item no.6799]


Buxtehude, Dietrich. Keyboard Works, Part 4. Suites and Variations for Harpsichord or Clavichord. Edited by Christoph Wolff.
Dietrich Buxtehude, The Collected Works, 18. New York, 2016. 4˚, xxxviii, 260 pp. Hardbound. $125 [item no.6800]


Motets and Anthems. Edited by Jonathan Wainwright.
Musica Britannica, XCVIII. London, 2015. 4º. 176 pp. With the completion in this volume of the corpus of Richard Dering’s vocal music available in modern scholarly editions, we are now in a position to acknowledge fully his contribution to 17th-c. music. The contents include his entire sacred output in English (none of which was published in his lifetime), two verse anthems, two contrafacta, and one sacred song. There are also 18 motets for five voices and continuo. These Cantiones Sacrae, printed in Antwerp in 1617 by the Flemish publisher Pierre Phalèse the younger, are more typical of the impassioned Counter-Reformation motet style of Giovanni Gabrieli, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and another émigré Catholic composer working in the Low Countries at the time, Peter Philips. Buckram. $150 [item no.6788]


Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Les martyrs—opera in quattro atti. Edizione critica a cura di Flora Willson.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, [12]. Milan, 2016. 4º, 2 vols, 969 pp. Cloth. $468 [item no.6798]


Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Anna Bolena. Tragedia lirica in due atti. Edizione critica a cura di Paolo Fabbri. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, [12]. Milan, 2017. 4º, 2 vols, lvii, 944 pp. Cloth. $448 [item no.6810]


Savoy Curtain-Raisers. Edited by Christopher O'Brien.
Musica Britannica, XCVIII. London, 2015. 4º. 276 pp. Shedding light on a little-known aspect of late-Victorian theatre, this volume offers full scores and librettos of two one-act operettas, produced at the Savoy Theatre and written to precede as curtain-raisers the main, full-length work of the evening. Richard D’Oyly Carte did much to cultivate the genre, initiated by Trial by Jury in 1875, and featured regularly at the Savoy Theatre between 1878 and 1908. Though all but forgotten today, the composers François Cellier (1849-1914) and Ernest Ford (1858-1919) had strong connections with Sullivan, and wrote a number of one-act works, of which only Captain Billy (1891) and Mr Jericho (1893) respectively are known to have survived. Buckram. $162 [item no.6797]


Vivaldi, Antonio (new edition) Vivaldi. Opera omnia instrumental. [Edited by] Olivier Fourés.
Madrid, 2010 - . New acclaimed critical edition of the complete instrument works of Antonio Vivaldi, score and parts. 174 volumes published to date. Scores only also available. Please inquire. (more info... ) [item no.6809]


Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel. Edited by Giselher Schubert.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/3. New York, 2016. 30 x 39 cm. 182; 59 pp. This first collaboration between Weill and Bertolt Brecht would achieve epochal importance in the genre of opera (and music theater in general); it led Weill to form his signature 'Song style,' which would exercise a stylistically formative impact on the music of the Weimar Republic; it brought about a musical breakthrough for Weill's wife Lotte Lenya, whose performance inaugurated a new species of singer-actor; and it represents Brecht's debut as a stage director in the domain of musical theater. In addition the work served as a study for one of the most popular operas of the 20th century, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Linen. $340 (more info... ) [item no.6805]


MONOGRAPHS

De Clavicordio XII. Proceedings of the XII International Clavichord Symposium Magnano, 1-5 September 2015 Edited by B. Brauchli, Judith Wardman and Alberto Galazzo.
Piemonte, 2017. 8º, 127 pp. Articles on all aspects of the clavichord by leading scholars, builders and performers. Wrappers. $79 (more info... ) [item no.6811]


Fassone, Alberto. Come un suono di natura.. Saggi su Mahler
Musica Ragionata, 20. Lucca, 2015. 12º, 401 pp. Wrappers. $38 [item no.6801]


Imago Musicae XXVII-XXVIII 2014-2015. International Yearbook of Musical Iconography.
Lucca, 2016. 8º, 236 pp. Cloth. $104 [item no.9489]


Recercare XXVI/1-2 2014. A Patrizio Barbieri per i suoi 70 anni. [Rivista per lo studio e la pratica della musica antica / Journal for the Study and Practice of Early Music].
Lucca, 2015. 8º, 196 pp. $30 [item no.6794]