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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 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]

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]

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]

[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]

[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

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]

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]

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]

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. [item no.9533]

CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849

[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]

[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]

[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, [27] 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]

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]

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) $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]


[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—2017]. 17 x 24 cm, xx, 35 pp. Line-cut of Venice, 1620 edition. Hardbound. $93 [item no.9510]

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

[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]

[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]

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—2017]. 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]

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 Vicenti, 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]

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]


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]

[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]

[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]

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]

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]

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, 74. 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]


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]

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]

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]


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]