Silvius Leopold
WEISS, 1686-1750

Complete Works for Lute / Sämtliche Werke für Laute
Edited by Douglas Alton Smith, Tim Crawford, Dieter Kirsch


Weiss, Sämtliche Werke für Lauten
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Band 1: Die Handschrift London, British Library Add. 30387. Faksimile der Tabulatur, Teil I
(ed. Douglas Alton Smith) Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, xi, 155 pp. OUT OF PRINT

Band 2: Die Handschrift London, British Library Add. 30387. Faksimile der Tabulatur, Teil II
(ed. Douglas Alton Smith) Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, iv, 162, 20 pp. $198

Band 3: Die Handschrift London, British Library. Add. 30387. Übertragung, Teil I
(ed. Douglas Alton Smith) Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, ix, 186 pp. $182

Band 4: Die Handschrift London, British Library. Add. 30387. Übertragung, Teil II
(ed. Douglas Alton Smith) Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, 228 pp. $215

Band 5: Die Handschrift
Dresden, Sächische Landesbibliothek, Mus. 2841-V-1. Faksimile der Tabulatur, Teil I (ed. Tim Crawford) Oblong, 31 x 24, xxvii, 254 pp. OUT OF PRINT

Band 6: Die Handschrift
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Mus. 2841-V-1. Faksimile der Tabulatur, Teil II (ed. Tim Crawford) Oblong, 31 x 24, 210 pp.  OUT OF PRINT

Band 7: Die Handschrift
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Mus. 2841-V-1. Übertragung, Teil I (ed. Tim Crawford) Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, xii, 234 pp. $359

Band 8: Die Handschrift Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Mus. 2841-V-1.
bertragung, Teil II (ed. Tim Crawford) Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, 292 pp. $373

Band 9: Works from Miscellaneous Manuscripts. Faksimile (ed. Tim Crawford & Dieter Kirsch) Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, 2 vols, viii, 567 pp. $818

Band 10: Works from Miscellaneous Manuscripts. Transcription (ed. Tim Crawford & Dieter Kirsch) Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, 2 vols, xiv, 288 pp; viii, 316 pp. $818

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Dr. Douglas Alton Smith founded the S.L. Weiss Sämtliche Werke in the early 1980s. From its inception, the edition has been sponsored by the Musikgeschichtliche Kommission, with further support in the form of research grants from the Alexander Humbolt Stiftung, the Leverhulme Trust, and King's College London. Tim Crawford is current editor of the Sämtliche Werke. With an œuvre of more than 750 pieces ranging from galanterien to large-scale concerto movements, Silvius Leopold Weiss ranks as one of  the greatest lutenist of all time. The pieces are usually arranged into suites or Suonaten which are frequently of great length (c. 20 minutes in performance with repeats is common). They are found in a large number of 18th-c. manuscripts located in libraries all over the world, of which the most important are the British Library and the Dresdener Sächsiches Landesbibliothek. Because of the great difficulty of establishing a chronology of Weiss' output, the editors decided to publish the works by source. The first 4 volumes are of the London manuscript, a partial autograph probably compiled in Prague between 1717 and 1725; it contains 32 complete sonatas and a number of orphaned movements, as well as a good deal of other music by Weiss including his famous Tombeau for Count Losy. The next 4 volumes consist of the facsimile and staff-notation editions of the Dresden manuscript, made up of 6 manuscript volumes assembled shortly after Weiss's death in 1750 from diverse sources, including several autographs from different periods of his life. The 9th and 10th volumes represents music from miscellaneous manuscript sources, an enormous undertaking due to the complexities of the source material and notational idiosyncrasies.