BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

Missa Solemnis, Opus 123, Kyrie. Faksimile nach dem Autograph. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Virneisel. [Staatsbibl. der Stiftung Preuß. Kulturbesitz, mus. ms. aut. Beethoven 1]

[Missa Solemnis, orch, chorus, op.123, Kyrie]

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Tutzing, 1965. 27 x 44 cm, 56 facs, 12 pp. Beautiful 2-color halftone of the “Kyrie” movement, in the original 2° format with several foldout pages. The ms is a “working” copy, containing many crossouts, corrections and compositional improvements, all the more important, as Beethoven considered the Missa Solemnis to be his greatest work. Separate commentary booklet in Ger by Wilhelm Virneisel. Edition of 1000 copies printed on laid paper. Handsome binding with red linen boards and gold lettering. Slipcase covered with vellum paper. $195

Important notice: A new full-color facsimile of the complete Missa Solemnis has been published (Dec. 2016), click here for more information:
  Missa Solemnnis Op. 123. Facsimile of the Autograph Score

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