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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]
[Chorales, organ, BWV 651-668, 660a, 769] Die Achtzehn Grossen Orgelchoräle BWV 651-668 und Canonische Veränderungen über “Vom Himmel Hoch” BWV 769. Faksimile der Originalhandschrift mit einem Vorwart herausgegeben von Peter Wollny. [Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Bach P. 271].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 5. Laaber, 2/ 2015. 4º, xix, 54 pp. Fine color reproduction of the autograph score (the second part of MS P 271. Includes the 18 Great “great” (Leipzig) organ chorales, plus “Vom Himmel Hoch” (S.769) and “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” (S.660a). 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 deligently 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—2016]. 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. Faksimile mit ausgewählten Werkskizzen. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Paul-Sacher-Stiftung, Basel. Mit einem Kommentar von Stefen Drees und einem Geleitwort von Midori.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 26. Laaber, [in prep—2016]. 4°, xv, 20 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph along with selected sketch material. Commissioned by Yehudi Menuhin in Nov. 1943. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $107 [item no.9396]
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 after scheming 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 [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—2016]. 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]
[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, . 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, 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]
[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]
[Boorman, Patrick] Das Bonner Beethoven-Haus 1933–1945. Eine Kulturinstitution im “Dritten Reich”.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/26. Bonn, 2016. 8˚, 367 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6804]
BERARDI, Angelo, c.1635-1695 Arcani musicali, 1706.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12º, 32 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1706 edition. Paperback. $15 [item no.9498]
Il perche musicale, 1693
[New Delhi], 2015. 12º, 60 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1693 edition. Paperback. $17 [item no.9499]
Ragionamenti musicali, 1681.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12º, 173 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]
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]
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]
CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849 [Etudes, piano, op.25, no.4] Etiuda Op.25 nr 4 / Etude, 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,  A /II/25/4. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 24 cm, 2 vols, 4 pp + commentary. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy—Rés 50 (2)—with engraver’s markings consistent with the layout of the Schlesinger first edition. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Irena Poniatowska.. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $79 (more info... ) [item no.9513]
[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,  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,  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]
[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,  A X/64/2. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 2 pp + commentary. Full-color halftone of the autograph presentation copy signed “a Madame La Baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild”. (Musical text in sketch version—includes no upbeat, tempo or pedaling indication, with simplified melodic line of central section. Recapitulation consists only of figuration fragment of the first section.) Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jim Samson. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9512]
[Waltz, op.70, no.2] Walc f-moll, op.70 nr 2 / Waltz in F Minor, Op.70 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,  A X/70/2. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 6 pp + commentary. Full-color halftone of the autograph presentation copy signed “a Mademoiselle Marie de Krudner”. Commentary in Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $88 (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]
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]
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, . 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]
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,  edition. Handsome marbled paper boards. $22 [item no.9451]
KRADENTHALLER [Gradenthaller], Hieronymus, 1637-1700 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]
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. (reg. $110) $95 (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. $100 (more info... ) [item no.9334]
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. 12 volumes projected, 2 per year; only available on subscription. $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. 12 volumes projected, 2 per year; only available on subscription. $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. 12 volumes projected, 2 per year; only available on subscription. $185 [item no.6807]
MONTEVERDI, Claudio, 1567-1643 Lamento d'Arianna. Faksimile nach dem Erstdruck der Universitätsbibliothek Gent. Mit einem Kommentar von Silke Leopold.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 49. Laaber, [in prep—2016]. 17 x 24 cm, xx, 35 pp. Line-cut of Venice, 1620 edition. Hardbound. $93 [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, . 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 . 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, K.271] Konzert für Klavier und Orchestra (KV 271) “Jenamy-Konzert”. Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Bibliothek der Jagiellonen-Universität Krakau. Mit einem Kommentar von Ulrich Konrad.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 38. Laaber, [in prep—2016]. Oblong, 4°, xx, 140 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. (subscription price) $249 [item no.9404]
[Concerto, piano, orch, 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—2016]. 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, 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—2016]. 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, 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—2016]. 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]
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,  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 [Album for the Young, piano, op.68] Album für die Jugend op. 68. Faksimile nach dem Autograph des Schumannhauses, Zwickau. Mit einem Kommentar von Michael Beiche.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 43. Laaber, [in prep—2016]. Oblong, 25 x 20 cm, xx, 100 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with boards in decorative paper. $149 [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]
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]
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]
[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 2016) $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]
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]
[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. $42 [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. $63 [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]
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, . Milan, 2016. 4º, 2 vols, 969 pp. Cloth. $468 [item no.6798]
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]
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 Fassone, Alberto. Come un suono di natura.. Saggi su Mahler
Musica Ragionata, 20. Lucca, 2015. 12º, 401 pp. Wrappers. $38 [item no.6801]
Finscher, Ludwig (ed.) MGG—Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Allgemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik befründet von Friedrich Blume. Zweite, neubearbeitete Ausgabe herausgegeben von Ludwig Finscher. Subject Encyclopedia (9 vols); Biographical Encyclopedia (17 vols); Index to Biographical Encyclopedia (1 vol); Supplement to Subject Section (1 vol).
Kassel, 1994-2007. 8º, 29 vols. Buckram. Please inquire for special OMI price. Sets at the original 1994 subscription price can still be purchased—limited offer. (more info... ) [item no.6644]
Imago Musicae XXVII 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]