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ANERIO, Felici, c.1560-1614 Canzonette a quattro voci [libro primo]. [Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 74. Stuttgart, 2016. 18 x 22 cm, 4 partbooks, 88 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1586 edition partbook edition. 22 4-voice settings (canto I, canto II, alto, basso). First ever facsimile of a publication solely dedicated to this important Roman madrigalist. Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $42 [item no.9526]
BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 [Cantata 9] “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her” BWV 9. Kantate zum 6. Sonntag nach Trinitatis. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus den Sammlungen der Musikabteilung der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. = Facsimile of the Autograph from the Collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; In Zusammenarbeit mit der Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Daniel Boomhower.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile,40. Laaber, 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 16, 18 pp. Color halftone of the beautifully preserved autograph score composed most likely between 1734-1735. Scored for solo SATB, SATB chorus, vln I-II, vla, trav. fl, ob d’amore, bc. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $99 (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. $108 (more info... ) [item no.9449]
Cantata BWV 20: “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort”. Autograph Score and Performing Parts in the Possession of the Bach Archive, Leipzig. Commentary by Peter Wollny
Documenta Musicologica, II/52 (= Faksimile-Reihe Bachscher Werke und Schriftstücke, Neue Folge, ). 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]
[Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248] Weihnachts-Oratorium / Christmas Oratorio BWV 248. Facsimile of the Autograph Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Commentary by / Kommentar von Christoph Wolff, Martina Rebmann.
Documenta Musicologica, II/54. Kassel, 2018. 23 x 38 cm, 148, xl pp. Deluxe 4-color facsimile of the autograph score. This is the most authoritative facsimile of the Christmas Oratorio to date, based on the restored manuscript (2002) and new high-quality digital photography (2009). The Oratorio, with its six parts, has become dear to the hearts of countless music lovers all over the world. What sounds today as if it could never have been otherwise, in reality dates back in part to earlier Bach pieces that he re-texted and adapted for the new purpose. The autograph “betrays” Bach’s working methods in the very first chorus: he underlaid the words of a version from the birthday cantata Tönet ihr Pauken only to cross them out and replace them with the famous Jauchzet, frohlocket. Other passages in the autograph likewise reveal traces of self-borrowing. Some corrections allow the reader to look over the composer’s shoulder, as it were, and watch him transforming an aria step by step into its present form or struggling to find a definitive version for a short recitative. In contrast, other pages are written out in an immaculate fair hand. With this publication Bärenreiter’s trilogy of Bach choral masterpieces—Mass in B Minor, St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorium—is now complete and modern, combining advanced 21st-century photolithography with the latest editorial contributions of Christoph Wolff. Limited bibliophile edition, binding with leather spine, boards in decorative paper and pasted title etikette. $389 (more info... ) [item no.9568]
[Chorales, organ, BWV 651-668, 660a, 769] Die Achtzehn Grossen Orgelchoräle BWV 651-668 und Canonische Veränderungen über “Vom Himmel Hoch” BWV 769. Faksimileausgabe der autographen Handschrift der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung mit Mendelssohn-Archiv. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Peter Wollny.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 5. Laaber, 2/ 2015. 4º, xix, 54 pp. Fine color reproduction of the autograph score of the second part of Mus. ms. Bach P 271 which includes the 18 “Great” Leipzig organ chorales, plus “Vom Himmel Hoch” (S.769) and “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” (S.660a). Evidence suggests that the works arose, at least in part, as a virtuoso program of organ works that Bach performed at a number of churches including the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg, the “great organ in Cassel” and for a newly built Silbermann organ in the Dresden Frauenkirche. While the manuscript contains basically definitive versions of the chorales, as can be seen from the abundant corrections, a certain amount polishing of details took place in the preparation of this extraordinary collection. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound. $126 (more info... ) [item no.7720]
[Sonatas & partitas, violin, BWV 1001-1006] Sei solo a violino senza basso accompagnato, BWV 1001-1006. Faksimile nach der autographen Handschrift in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einem Geleitwort von Julia Fischer herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Sven Hiemke. [Signatur ms. aut. Bach P. 967].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 8. Laaber, 2/ 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 19, 48 pp. New full-color facsimile, in the original format, of the autograph score prepared in 1720. One of the most beautiful and meticulous of all of Bach's manuscripts, “Sei solo à violino senza basso accompagnato” are a delight for the scholar and perfomer alike. Bach clearly has taken performance from the autograph into consideration—by using comparatively large note heads, detailed articulation and phrasing marks, "custodes" that sit nearly throughout the manuscript at the end of each staff and anticipate the pitch at the beginning of the following staff, and by diligently planning the page layout with only few page turns, which are accompanied with the instruction "volti subito" (turn immediately). Bibliophile edition with commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with blue paper boards and faux title etikett. $99 (more info... ) [item no.8624]
[WTC I, keyboard, BWV 846-869] The Well-Tempered Clavier. Part I, BWV 846-869. Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscript in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Commentary by Christoph Wolff and Martina Rebmann.
Documenta Musicologica, II/50. Kassel, 2015. 20 x 32 cm, xxx, 90 pp. Deluxe 4-color facsimile of the autograph score based on newly commissioned photographs. The preludes and fugues of The Well-Tempered Clavier embrace an entire cosmos of compositional devices and musical characters—the ne plus ultra of ‘unity through diversity’. Here Bach not only presented the sum total of keyboard artistry in his day but foresaw its future evolution. His treatment of the keys marked a turning point in music history. The autograph score, originally a fair copy, contains later revisions and alterations reflecting the composer at work. Bach authority Christoph Wolff provides a commentary to the work’s genesis and the characteristics of Bach’s handwriting. Martina Rebmann (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) describes the subsequent history of the autograph. Afterword in Eng-Ger. Limited bibliophile edition, binding with leather spine, boards in decorative paper and pasted title etikette. A note on the MS and its facsimiles: Previous facsimile editions (1962-1989) exhibit on some pages a "screen" effect, the result of a silk chiffon overlay that curators applied to Bach's MS to prevent crumbling of the paper. Curators discovered that the chiffon was actually damaging the paper more, so in the early 80s the original MS was withdrawn from public view. To finally solve the problem of deterioration—much of it due to the corrosive quality of the ink—curators turned to a method called "paper splitting", where front and reverse side of each leaf is split, and an alkali-buffered paper laid in between; during the process imperfections in the leaves are repaired with the finest cellulose fibers. The leaf is also treated with a chemical to stop the process of corrosion; in the end the damaging silk chiffon could be completely removed. This new facsimile edition presents the MS—for the first time—in its post-restoration state, without silk chiffon, significantly improving the vividness of Bach's handwriting, a true joy for Bach lovers. $363 (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, 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]
Wolff, Christopf. Bach. A Life in Pictures. Edited by Christoph Wolff.
New Bach Edition. Revised Edition, 5 (Supplement: Bach Documents vol. 9) Kassel, 2017. 25 x 30.5 cm, 469 pp. This lavish picture documentary helps to bridge the 300-year historical gap and vividly brings to life Bach’s personal history. The illustrations, mostly in color, present Bach’s life from his beginnings in Eisenach, Ohrdruf and Lüneburg, through his years as an organist in Arnstadt, Mühlhausen and Weimar and his period as Kapellmeister in Cöthen, to his tenure in Leipzig as music director and cantor at St. Thomas’s. The present volume is newly conceived in terms of both content and graphic design, and thus more than merely a revision of volume IV of Bach-Documente (1979). Moreover, its numerous additional illustrations take the results of recent Bach research into account. Linen with dust jacket. $349 (more info... ) [item no.9564]
BARTÓK, Béla, 1881-1945 [Sonata, 2 pianos, percussion, Sz.110, BB115] Sonate für zwei Klaviere und Schlagzeug. Faksimile des Partiturentwurfs und der annotierten Partiturkopie Paul Sachers / Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Facsimile of the Draft Score and Paul Sacher's Annotated Full Score Copy. Edited by Felix Meyer.
Eine Publikation der Paul Sacher Stiftung. London, 2018. 30 x 39 cm, 169 pp. Beautiful color halftone of the autograph draft score. Béla Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, composed in summer 1937 on a commission from Paul Sacher and premièred in Basel in January 1938, is incontestably one of the supreme creations of modern music. This publication, with introductory essays by Felix Meyer, Robert W. Wason, Lászlo Vikárius, and Wolfgang Rathert, presents two major handwritten sources for this work from the holdings of the Paul Sacher Foundation: the draft score, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the sonata’s genesis, and a “whiteprint” of the fair copy, which contains additions from Bartók and differs substantially from the definitive version at the end of the development section in movement 1. The volume also contains a CD of the radio recording of 1940, with Bartók and his wife Ditta Pásztory playing the piano parts, as well as a new recording of the sonata in its “original” form, played by the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo with percussionists Matthias Würsch and Christian Dierstein. Linen. $135 (more info... ) [item no.9589]
[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. $164 (more info... ) [item no.9396]
BARTOLINI, Orindio, 1589-1640 Messe concertate [a 5. 8. & 9. voci, & motteti à 1. 2. 3. & 8. col basso continuo per l’organo]. Venedig, Bartholomeo Magni, 1634. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 35. Stuttgart, 2015. 17 x 25 cm, 10 partbooks, 308 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1621 partbook edition. Contents: Missa Stabat Mater dolorosa; Missa Susanna; Missa Diligam te Domine; Missa Sine Nomine. Wrappers, with portfolio covered in marbled paper. $79 [item no.9532]
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 [Missa Solemnis, orch, chorus, op.123] Missa Solemnnis Op. 123. Facsimile of the Autograph Score in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preußischer Kulturbesitz. With a commentary by Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen and Martina Rebmann.
Documenta Musicologica, II/51. Kassel, 2016. Oblong, 45 x 40 cm, 351, 27 pp. Deluxe 4-color facsimile of the autograph working score. William Drakbin describes the genesis of the mass as “the longest, most arduous struggle in Beethoven’s career as an artist”, with equally complex history of its sale to B. Schott after years of calculating with other publishers. 4 of the 5 movements of the Missa Solemnis survive today, the Kyrie, 50 pp in upright format, and the last three movements, Credo, Agnus and Sanctus, 286 pp in oblong format. The Gloria unfortunately disappeared soon after Beethoven’s death. Deluxe edition with leather spine. $875 (more info... ) [item no.9506]
[Concerto, piano, orch, no.3, op.37, C minor] Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr.3 c-Moll, opus 37. Faksimileausgabe der autographen Handschrift der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung mit Mendelssohn-Archiv. Mit einem Geleitwort von Mitsuko Uchida. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Elisabeth Schmierer.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 45. Laaber, 2018. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 22, 240 pp. Facsimile, in full-color, of the autograph manuscript preserved in the State Library, Berlin. The piece was composed in 1799-1800 and first performed—Beethoven playing from short score—April 5, 1803. Scholars have pointed out that Mozart's C Minor Concerto K.491, which Beethoven played in public concerts, bore an influence on Beethoven's Concerto. Hardbound. $558 (more info... ) [item no.9508]
[Quartet, strings, op.130, no.13, B-flat major; Great Fugue, op.133] Streichquartett B-dur op.130 / Große Fuge op.133. Faksimileausgabe der Handschriften. Kommentar von Ulrich Konrad.
Documenta Musicologica, II/55. Kassel, [in prep—2019]. Oblong, 4°. 288 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph, dispersed now among six libraries around the world (movt I - Bibl. Jagiellońska Kraków; II - Library of Congress Washington; III - Bibliothèque Nationale Paris & Badische Landesbibl. Karlsruhe; IV - Maravské zemské muzeum Brno; V & VI - Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. A truly remarkable contribution to Beethoven research and gift to Beethoven lovers, this facsimile reunites the various movements after 190 years. Quarter leather with boards in decorative paper Due ~Nov. 2019. (more info... ) [item no.9596]
[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. (revision/reissue of Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, Band III/7, with expanded commentary). Beautiful 4-color halftone of the first movt. This outstanding new full-color facsimile shows many details that can not be seen in the old black-and-white reproduction. Together with a reconstruction of the 1st version and commentary in Ger-Eng. Wrappers, in decorative paper. $70 (more info... ) [item no.9436]
[Symphony, no.7, op.92, A major] Symphonie Nr.7, A-Dur, op. 92. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus der Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków. Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Oliver Korte. Mit einem Geleitwort von Lothar Zagrosek. [Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven. Mendel.-Stift. 9].
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 51. Laaber, 2017. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm, 28; 256 pp. Color reproduction of autograph score of Beethoven's Symphony No.7. The work was composed between the period of September 1811 to mid 1812, and its premiere took place on December 8 at the Viennese Universitätssaal together with the premiere of Wellington's Victory. While two copyist manuscripts survive with Beethoven's markings—one of them the fair copy in the hand of Anton Diabelli prepared for the first edition of the publisher Sigmund Anton Steiner—the autograph produced here in facsimile has a very special place because it preserves to a very great extent the text of op. 92 in its final form. This is the conclusion of Jonathan del Mar, based on the type of corrections and modifications seen in the autograph, modifications that were ostensibly transferred to the score during the first rehearsals. Afterword in Ger-Eng. Bound in black linen, with slipcase. $498 (more info... ) [item no.9543]
[Symphony, no.9, op.125, D minor] Sinfonie No.9 op.125. Autograph. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Bibliothèque National de France. Commentary by / Kommentar von: Lewis Lockwood, Jonathan Del Mar, Martina Rebmann.
Documenta Musicologica, II/42. Kassel, 2/ 2019. 37 x 40 cm, viii, 436, 42 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy in the original format. With his Ninth Symphony Beethoven ventured into new musical dimensions. In the final movement soloists and chorus join forces with the orchestra and Schiller’s “Ode to Joy” becomes a global aspiration, a declaration: “Alle Menschen werden Brüder” (all mankind becomes brothers). In his commentary the Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood describes the plea which Beethoven wanted to deliver at that time with this work and how views of this have changed over the centuries. Jonathan Del Mar, editor of Beethoven’s works, comments on noteworthy passages in the autograph manuscript and allows the reader to share in the composer’s working process. Already the large-format paper which Beethoven used for some passages makes the large forces clear. Cuts, sometimes reversed later, show how he wrestled with the final version of the musical text and refined it right down to the last detail. The history of the autograph manuscript reflects an episode in German history: after storage in various places because of the war, the major parts were returned to Berlin but were initially divided by the Berlin Wall and only reunited in 1990. Martina Rebmann, director of the Music Department at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin traces this story. For the first time the facsimile present all the parts of the manuscript including pages preserved in Bonn and Paris as well as the trombone and contrabassoon parts. Hardbound, with decorative paper and linen spine. Commentary in Eng-Ger-Jap. Special OMI price. $930 (more info... ) [item no.9595]
[Trio, piano, vln & vc, op.97, Bb minor, “Archduke”] Trio für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello B-dur op.79. Vollständige Faksimileausgabe der Handschrift Mus. ms. autogr. Beethoven Mend.-Stift. 3 der Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Krakow. Vorwort von Mitsuko Uchida, Einleitung von Julia Runge.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 28]. Munich, 2019. Oblong, 35 x 29 cm, 32, c. xxiv pp. Beautiful 4-color halftone of the “Archduke” Trio, a work dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, and regarded as the greatest of all works for this combination of instruments. The Trio in B-flat was probably performed at the Archduke's palace soon after it was written, but its public premiere did not take place until April 11, 1814, on which occasion the violinist was Ignaz Schuppanzigh (leader of the famous string quartet that introduced many of Beethoven's quartets and later some of Schubert's), the cellist was Joseph Linke (for whom Beethoven composed sonatas), and the pianist was Beethoven himself, in his last public appearance at the keyboard (Richard Freed). It’s unclear whether this autograph, with inscription “Trio am 3ten März 1811”, is actually from 1811 or whether the inscription was added later. Despite the presence of editorial/publisher’s markings this copy does not seems to to have served as the faircopy. Hardbound with decorative paper boards and pasted title etikette, produced on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven birth. $196 (more info... ) [item no.9604]
[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 R. & Julia Ronge] Beethoven liest. Herausgegeben von Bernhard R. Appel und Julia Ronge.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/28. Bonn, 2016. 8˚, 333 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6808]
[Appel, Bernhard, et al] Beethoven und der Wiener Kongress (1814/15). Bericht über die vierte New Beethoven Research Conference Bonn, 10. bis 12. September 2014.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/26. Bonn, 2016. 8˚, 334 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6803]
[Appel, Bernhard, et al] Widmung bei Haydn und Beethoven. Personen—Strategien—Praktiken. Bericht über den Internationalen musikwissenschaftlichen Kongress Bonn, 29. September bis 1. Oktober 2011.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/25. Bonn, 2015. 8˚, 343 pp. Hardbound. $94 [item no.6790]
[Boorman, Patrick] Das Bonner Beethoven-Haus 1933–1945. Eine Kulturinstitution im “Dritten Reich”.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/27. Bonn, 2016. 8˚, 367 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6804]
[Correspondence, Conversation Books, complete ed.] Beethoven's Conversation Books. Edited and Translated by Theodore Albrecht. Volume 1, Nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820).
Woodbridge, 2018. 15 x 24 cm, 400 pp. By 1818, Beethoven had begun carrying blank booklets with him, for his acquaintances to jot their sides of conversations, while he answered aloud. Often, he himself used the pocket-sized booklets to make shopping lists and other reminders, including occasional early sketches for his compositions. Today, 139 of these booklets survive, covering the years 1818 up to the composer's death in 1827 and including such topics as music, history, politics, art, literature, theater, religion, and education as perceived on a day-to-day basis in post-Napoleonic Europe. Hardbound. The first of a projected 3-volume set. $79 [item no.6822]
[Correspondence, Conversation Books, complete ed.] Beethoven's Conversation Books. Edited and Translated by Theodore Albrecht. Volume 2, Nos. 9 to 16 (March 1820 to September 1820).
Woodbridge, 2019. 15 x 24 cm, 400 pp. By 1818, Beethoven had begun carrying blank booklets with him, for his acquaintances to jot their sides of conversations, while he answered aloud. Often, he himself used the pocket-sized booklets to make shopping lists and other reminders, including occasional early sketches for his compositions. Today, 139 of these booklets survive, covering the years 1818 up to the composer's death in 1827 and including such topics as music, history, politics, art, literature, theater, religion, and education as perceived on a day-to-day basis in post-Napoleonic Europe. Hardbound. The second of a projected 3-volume set. $79 [item no.6826]
[Lodes, Birgit, Elisabeth Reisinger, & John D. Wilson] Musik am Bonner kurfürstlichen Hof, Band 2. Beethoven und andere Hofmusiker seiner Generation. Bericht über den internationalen musikwissenschaftlichen Kongress Bonn, 3. bis 6. Dezember 2015. Herausgegeben von Birgit Lodes, Elisabeth Reisinger und John D. Wilson.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/30. Bonn, 2018. 8˚, 169 pp. Hardbound. $79 [item no.6823]
[Lodes, Birgit, Elisabeth Reisinger, & John D. Wilson] Musik am Bonner kurfürstlichen Hof, Band 1. Beethoven und andere Hofmusiker seiner Generation. Bericht über den internationalen musikwissenschaftlichen Kongress Bonn, 3. bis 6. Dezember 2015. Herausgegeben von Birgit Lodes, Elisabeth Reisinger und John D. Wilson.
Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses, IV/29. Bonn, 2018. 8˚, 324 pp. Hardbound. $76 [item no.6820]
BERARDI, Angelo, c.1635-1695 Arcani musicali, 1706.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12°, 28 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1706 edition. Offers refinements in contrapuntal practice (some more elementary than those in set forward in Documenti armonci) and an assessment of the relationship between the construction of a fugue and of an oration. Paperback. $15 [item no.9498]
Il perche musicale, 1693
[New Delhi], 2016. 19 x 25 cm, 60 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1693 edition. Hardbound. $17 [item no.9499]
Ragionamenti musicali, 1681.
[New Delhi], 2015. 12º, 190 pp. Line-cut of the Bologna, 1693 edition. A resume of lessons given by Berardi to his pupils, written by G. Orsolini. Paperback. $31 [item no.9500]
BERLIOZ, Hector, 1803-1869 Symphonie fantastique, op.14. Facsimile of the Autograph Score in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. With a Commentary by Hugh Macdonald.
Documenta Musicologica, II/53. Kassel, 2017. 24 x 35 cm, 290, 20 pp. Color facsimile of the autograph score, one of the greatest treasures of the Bibliothèque Nationale. Berlioz revised the work for years before it finally reached its definitive version. He entered many of these changes in the autograph score, which was also used for performances, by pasting strips of paper over the bars or parts in question. This facsimile edition, in high-quality 4-color reproduction, presents the manuscript as it is today—with strips of paper that can be folded out, making both versions visible. Commentary in Eng-Ger-Fr. Hardbound with quarter leather spine and boards in colorful paper. $895 (more info... ) [item no.9541]
BIHLER (Bühler), Gregor, 1760-1823 [treatise, basso continuo] Partitur-Regeln [in einem kurzem Auszuge für Anfänger. Nebst einem Anhange, wie man in alle Töne gehen könne]. Ms. 1793. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 36. Stuttgart, 2017. 17 x 22 cm, 39 pp. Color reproduction of a rare manuscript on basso-continuo practice “for beginners”. Bihler was a German monastic composer; trained in the Minorite monastery in Maihingen, he was a boy soprano at the Benedictine Abbey at Neresheim and in 1801 become cathedral organist at Augsburg. Wrappers. $24 [item no.9556]
BODENSCHATZ, Erhard, 1576-1636 Florilegium [selectissimarum cantionum, praestantisimorum aetatis nostrae autorum, 126.96.36.199. & 8. vocum] portense. Leipzig / Abraham Lamberg 1603. [Stadtbibliothek Västerås].
Faksimile-Edition Västerås, 5. Stuttgart, 2018. 16 x 20 cm, 8 partbooks, 1486 pp. Line-cut of the Leipzig, 1603 partbook edition (discantus, altus, tenor, bassus, quinta vox, sexta vox, septima vox, octava vox) with 365 motets by 58 composers. Florilegium portense—literally “anthology from Schulpforta” (where Bodenschatz was cantor)—is a monumental work indispensable for the study of 17th-c. choral music in Saxony and Thuringia. Bach is known to have used it for the Thomanerchor while he was Thomaskantor. This particular exemplar contains contemporary ms entries. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards and matching slipcase. $350 [item no.9576]
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]
BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833-1897 Lieder, selections; Schicksalslied op.54, illus. Max Klinger, Rad.Op.XII] Brahms-Phantasie. Einundvierzig Stiche / Radierungen und Steinzeichnungen zu Compositionen von Johannes Brahms. Max Klinger, Rad.-Opus XII.
Hamburg, 2017. Oblong, 44 x 35 cm, 2 vols, 37, 32. Beautiful high resolution facsimile of the Leipzig, 1894 edition in the original folio format. 41 extraordinary illustrations by Max Klinger, German symbolist painter. The musical contents consist of a selection of 6 Brahms songs—op. 72,1, 49,3, 49,1, 86,2, 94,5—and the piano-vocal arrangement of Schicksalslied op.54. Bibliophile edition of 500 numbered copies. Commentary (Ger) by by Jan Brachmann and Joachim Kossmann. Hardbound (commentary soft bound), w/slipcase. $140 (more info... ) [item no.9592]
BRESCIANELLO, Gisueppe Antonio, 1690-1758 18 Suiten für Gallichone (Mandora). Mit einem Vorwort von Andreas Koch.
Lübeck, 2015. 4°, 150 pp. Line-cut reproduction of Signatur Mus.2364-V-2 from the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, a carefully executed copy of 18 suites for “colascione” (a type of lute) in the hand of Peter August (1726-1787). Hardbound. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9461]
BUUS, Jacques, b.?-1565 [Canzoni francese] Il primo libro di canzoni francese. Venedig 1543 / Il secondo libro di ricercari. Venedig, Antonio Gardane 154 [Stadtbibliothek Lübeck & Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, . Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 21 x 16, 6 partbooks, 316 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1543 & 1549 partbook editions comprised of 30 settings with French texts, and 8 textless ricercari suitable for string & wind ensembles. Decorative paper boards with matching slipcase. $148 [item no.9525]
CAMERLOHR, Placidus von, 1718-1782 Solo per la gallichone; Partia ex f (Gallichon, 2 violinen, Baß); Trio ex C (2 Gallichon, Violoncello). [Mss, Abtei Metten].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 12. Stuttgart, 2015. 26 x 33 cm, 96 pp. Full-color reproduction of three works of Camerlohr, one for solo gallichone a type of bass lute, and two chamber works. Handstitched folios in portfolio with decorative paper boards and ties. $55 [item no.9429]
CAPPUS, Jean-Baptiste, b.?-1751 [Pièces de viole, book 1] Premier livre de pieces de viole [et la basse-continüe]. Paris 1730. [Bibliothèque National de France, Paris].
Faksimile-Edition Viola da Gambe, 9. Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 2 partbooks, 56 pp. Line-cut of the Paris,  edition. Handsome marbled paper boards. $48 [item no.9533]
CHOPIN, Frédéric, 1810-1849 [Etude, op.10 no.7] Etiuda C-dur Op.10 Nr.7 / Etude in C Major, op.10, no.7. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów The Morgan Library & Museum w Nowym Jorku / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A II/10/7. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 35 x 25.5 cm, 2, 33 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy (Pierpont Morgan call number MA 2473), basis of the French Schlesinger edition. Signs of the preparation needed for publication abound on the manuscript especially in the form of pencilled numbers that ‘cast off’ the number of bars to appear in a printed system, and the number of systems to appear on the printed page. Surviving correspondence between the French and German publishers of the Etudes informs us of the meticulous care with which Chopin prepared his first set of publications following his arrival in Paris (Kallberg). Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jeffrey Kallberg. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9551]
[Etude, 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,  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]
[Etudes, Méthodes des méthodes, 1-3] Manuscrits autografs musicals. Segona edició facsímil dels manuscrits autògrafs musicals de Frédéric Chopin conservats a la Cartoixa de Valldemossa.
Mallorca, 2019. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm. vi, 20 pp. Full color facsimile edition of six Chopin autographs held in the Museu Frederic Chopin y George Sand de Valldemossa: 1) Nocturne, op. post. =Lento con gran espressione; 2-4) 3 Etudes for Méthode des Méthodes [fair copies w/ engraver’s markings]; 5) Fugue in A minor, 1841, 70 bars; 6) Nocturne, op. 62 no.2 [heavily emendated fair copy for Brandus edition]. Commentary in Catalan & Spanish by Miquel Estelrich i Serralta. Handsomely bound in blue cloth with gold lettering. $82 (more info... ) [item no.9598]
[Etude, Méthodes des méthodes, no.1, F minor] Etiuda f-moll z Méthode des Méthodes pour le piano / Etude in F Minor from Méthode des Méthodes pour piano. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A /II/Dop.36A/I. Warsaw, 2018. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 4, 49 pp. Purchased in an auction in 2008 by the Chopin Institute, and preserved now in the Chopin Museum as MS MC/188, this non-fair copy autograph represents an earlier version of the work. The MS has signs of burn damage on the upper corner which in no way affects the text except for the possibility of the loss of a tempo marking. Notable is the lack of dynamic, agogic, pedal and expression markings, and phrasing only appears at the beginning. It contains corrections and deletions which show the composer was still working out detail. One is most struck by Chopin’s hesitation over the rhythmic shaping of the melodic line and changes in the closure of the piece. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Zofia Chechlińska.. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9575]
[Fugue, A minor, op. post., 1841] Manuscrits autografs musicals. Segona edició facsímil dels manuscrits autògrafs musicals de Frédéric Chopin conservats a la Cartoixa de Valldemossa.
Mallorca, 2019. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm. vi, 20 pp. Full color facsimile edition of six Chopin autographs held in the Museu Frederic Chopin y George Sand de Valldemossa: 1) Nocturne, op. post. =Lento con gran espressione; 2-4) 3 Etudes for Méthode des Méthodes [fair copies w/ engraver’s markings]; 5) Fugue in A minor, 1841, 70 bars; 6) Nocturne, op. 62 no.2 [heavily emendated fair copy for Brandus edition]. Commentary in Catalan & Spanish by Miquel Estelrich i Serralta. Handsomely bound in blue cloth with gold lettering. $82 (more info... ) [item no.9598]
[Fugues, by Cherubini, arr.] Trois fugues de Luigi Cherubini, mises en partition de piano. Commentaire de Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger.
Publications de la Société Française de Musicologie, I/29. Bourg-la-Reine, 2017. Oblong, 29 x 23 cm, xxxi, 36 pp. Chopin paid conspicuous attention to the art of counterpoint. In the early 1840s he went so far as to immerse himself in Luigi Cherubini’s Cours de contrepoint et de fugue (1832) and transcribed for piano 3 of the master’s vocal fugues. The autograph manuscript of this transcription—published for the first time in this volume—was long preserved, unknown, in a private collection; it is to be counted among the relatively rare manuscripts that Chopin set down with special attention in regard calligraphy. In the introduction, Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger traces the curious history of the manuscript and considers anew the importance of counterpoint to Chopin, who was immediately intrigued by the subject as a boy, in Warsaw, where his first teachers, Żywny and Elsner, inculcated in their pupil a fascination with J.S. Bach and with the Well-Tempered Clavier. The volume also features a number musical examples, illustrations (including portraits of Cherubini and of Chopin at his desk), facsimiles, and transcriptions of further rare contrapuntal studies by Chopin (including counterpoint exercises on given melodies of Cherubini and a fragment of a canon at the octave made in preparation for the Sonata, op. 65, for violoncello and piano). The excerpts from Cherubini’s Cours de Contrepoint that served as Chopin’s models are presented in the appendix. Hardbound. $48 (more info... ) [item no.9581]
[Grand duo concertant, violoncello, piano, op.16A] Grand duo concertant E-dur na tematy a opery Giacomo Meyerbeer Robert le Diable / Grand duo concertant E Major on Themes from Meyerbeer’s Opera Robert Le Diable. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Bibliothèque Nationale de France w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the manuscript held in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A XIII/Dbop.16A. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 35,5 x 25.6 cm, 2 vols, 22, 45 pp. Full-color reproduction of the fair copy autograph. The Grand duo concertant owes its composition to Fryderyk Chopin’s friendship with French cellist Auguste Franchomme. The manuscript being published here comes from the early 1830s and is an editorial autograph intended for the Paris publisher Maurice Schlesinger. The piano part is notated in Chopin’s hand; the title page and ’cello part, in Franchomme’s hand.. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $93 (more info... ) [item no.9545]
[Impromptu, no.3, op.51, G flat major] Impromptu Ges-dur op.51 / Impromptu in G Flat Major, op.51. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Library of Congress, Selden-Goth Collection w Waszyngtonie / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Selden-Goth Collection at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A III/51. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 4, 47 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy dedicated to Madame la Comtesse Esterházy née Comtesse Batthyany. This publication reproduces the manuscript of the Impromptu in G-flat major op. 51 from the Library of Congress (Selden-Goth Collection) in Washington DC. The history of this autograph is convoluted; until 1926, it was held by the Musikhistorisches Museum von Wilhelm Heyer in Cologne; its later owners are unknown. All we know is that as of 1946, the manuscript already belonged to the Selden-Goth collection.. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Zofia Chechlińska. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9546]
[Impromptu, no.1 [op.66], C-sharp Minor] Impromptu Cis-Moll [op.66] / Impromptu in C Sharp Minor [op.66]. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A III/66. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 33 x 24 cm, 4, 41 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy. This impromptu offers us an initial idea of how Chopin understood the genre. According to Fontana the work was composed in 1834 and not intended for publication by the composer, and only issued after his death with the title “Fantaisie-Impromptu”. Designed to a da capo form with coda, in stylistic terms it stands largely within the sphere of the brilliant style. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Zofia Chechlińska. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9567]
[Lento, C-sharp minor, op. posth.] Lento con gran espressione Cis Moll / Lento con gran espressione in C Sharp Minor. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze kolekcji “Fryderyk Chopin i George Sand” w Valldemossie / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the “Fryderyk Chopin and George Sand” Collection in Valldemossa.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A XI/WN 37. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 32 x 25 cm, 2 vols, 2, 45 pp. Full-color reproduction of the presentation autograph manuscript from the “Fryderyk Chopin and George Sand” collection” held by the Carthusian Monastery in Valldemossa on the Isle of Mallorca. Chopin composed the Lento in C-sharp minor in 1830. He probably later offered the manuscript to his pupil, Princess Marcelina Czartoryska née Radziwiłł. Another version of the Lento, an autograph manuscript with a dedication to his sister Ludwika, has disappeared and is known only from copies and facsimiles. The volume is supplied with source commentary authored by Bożena Schmid-Adamczyk. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9544]
[Mazurka, piano, op.59,3, Morgan Library] Mazurek op 59 nr 3/ Mazurka, op.59, no.3. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Morgan Library & Museum w Nowym Jorku / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in Morgan Library & Museum in New York.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A IV/59/3/2. Warsaw, 2019. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 4, 47 pp. Full-color halftone of the “rejected public autograph” (a careful comprehensible rendering of the piece put aside for some unknown reason). This version is written in the original key of G minor, with differences in melodic and rhythmic details from the published version, including a 4-bar section before the coda that was ultimately scrapped. This rare ms passed into Ferdinand Hiller possession after Chopin’s death (thus the inscription “p[our] Mr. Hiller”), and later into the Musik-Bibliothek Peters as is evidenced by stamps in the ms. Comparison of this source with the British Library copy (no.22 of this series), reveals a lot about Chopin’s compositional practice. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jeffrey Kallberg. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9602]
[Nocturne, op.62,2] Manuscrits autografs musicals. Segona edició facsímil dels manuscrits autògrafs musicals de Frédéric Chopin conservats a la Cartoixa de Valldemossa.
Mallorca, 2019. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm. vi, 20 pp. Full color facsimile edition of six Chopin autographs held in the Museu Frederic Chopin y George Sand de Valldemossa: 1) Nocturne, op. post. =Lento con gran espressione; 2-4) 3 Etudes for Méthode des Méthodes [fair copies w/ engraver’s markings]; 5) Fugue in A minor, 1841, 70 bars; 6) Nocturne, op. 62 no.2 [heavily emendated fair copy for Brandus edition]. Commentary in Catalan & Spanish by Miquel Estelrich i Serralta. Handsomely bound in blue cloth with gold lettering. $82 (more info... ) [item no.9598]
[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]
Tarantela op.43 /Tarantella op.43. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A/XI/43. Warsaw, 2019. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 8, 47 pp. Color facsimile of MC/187 in the Chopin Museum, the only known autograph of this work (a source in the hand of Julian Fontana also exists). Chopin started the piece probably in Paris and finished it just after arriving in Nohant in June of 1841. Chopin was clearly adapting the dance-vocal ‘tarantella’ to the domain of the piano, as is clear from a letter he wrote to Julian Fontana with the manuscript of the Tarantella (to be copied): “Take a look at the Recueil of Rossini songs. . . where the Tarantella (en la) appears. I don’t know if it was written in 6/8 or 2/8. Both versions are in use, but I’d prefer it to be like the Rossini”. Chopin wrote the whole piece in a single breath, and essentially in a single rhythm. The precious autograph, miraculously surviving the London Blitz (as is shown by the singeing marks on the upper corners) was purchased by the Chopin Institute in Dec. 2008. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Marita Albán Juárez. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $69 (more info... ) [item no.9599]
[Variations, op.2, “Là ci darem la mano”] Wariacje B-dur na temat arii “Là ci darem la mano” op.2 / Variations B flat major, on the theme "La ci darem la mano" Op. 2. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Österreichische Nationalbibliothek w Wiedniu / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Held in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A XI/2/a. Warsaw, 2017. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, 24, 57 pp. Full-color halftone of the autograph fair copy (ONB Cod.16789) with plate no. of the Haslinger first edition. Title page with Chopin’s dedication and signature: “‘Là ci darem la mano’ varié pour le piano=forte avec accompagnement d’orchestre dedié à Mt Titus Woyciechowski par Frédéric Chopin, Oeuvre 2”. Presents the solo parts and orchestral parts in piano reduction with orchestration suggestions. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Norbert Müllemann. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $106 (more info... ) [item no.9550]
[Waltz, no.24, op.64, 2] Walc cis-moll op.64 nr 2 / Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op.62 No.2. Wydanie faksymilowe rękopisu ze zbiorów Bibliothèque Nationale de France w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript held in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A X/64/2. Warsaw, 2015. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 2, 47 pp.. Full-color halftone of the autograph presentation copy signed “a Madame La Baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild”. It is precisely because Chopin made presentation mss of this type that the source studies for some of the waltzes are so complex. Complete autographs include this one and another in Basel in private hands. The Basel version, twice corrected by Chopin, served as the Stichvorlage for the first French edition by Brandus published in 1847. It differs in several very significant respects from the autograph presented here, and clearly represents a revision and refinement of the work. This gives special interest to the present manuscript which includes no upbeat, has a smoother less-urgent melodic line in the central section, and a recapitulation that consists only of a figuration fragment of the first section; furthermore this version has no tempo or pedaling indications. Commentary (Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp) by Jim Samson. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $63 (more info... ) [item no.9512]
[Waltz, op.70, no.2] Walc f-moll/As-dur, op.70 nr 2 / Waltz in F Minor/A flat Major, Op.70 No.2. Wydanie faksymilowe autografów ze zbiorów Bibliothèque Nationale de France w Paryżu. / Facsimile Edition of the autographs held in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
Works by Chopin—Facsimile Edition,  A X/70/2a-c. Warsaw, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 2 vols, 8, 61 pp. Full-color reproduction of three autographs of the F Minor/A flat Major Waltz: 1) The Krudner autograph BN W.20; 2) The “Rothschild” autograph BN Ms. 110; 3) The Gavard autograph, BN Ms.117. There are numerous variants of substance across the different versions of this pieces. To mention a few: The “Rothschild” autograph is the only version which begins on the downbeat; Phrasing in the Gavard autograph is significantly out of step (and “short-breathed”) with that found in the other autographs. Commentary in Pol-Eng-Ger-Sp-Fr-Jp by Jim Samson. Bound in blue linen, with matching slipcase. $86 (more info... ) [item no.9514]
CIANCARLI, Heteroclito, fl.1602 (= Giancarli) Compositioni musicali [intavolate per cantare et sonare nel liuto]. Venedig, Giacomo Vincenti 1602. [Regensburg, Bischöflichen Bibliothek].
Faksimile-Edition Canto e Continuo, 9. Stuttgart, 2015. 21 x 33 cm, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1602 edition. Collection of 19 songs with Italian lute tablature, interestingly referred to as “Motetti, e Mad[rigali]” on the footer of each gathering. Published the same year as Caccini’s Le nuove musiche, these two collections—in the words of John Griffiths—are the meeting place of the old “oral” tradition and the new declamatory style. Giancarli’s music has never been studied or performed since the early 17th c. Hardbound, with boards in decorative paper. $40 (more info... ) [item no.9479]
CORELLI, Arcangelo, 1653-1713 [Sonatas, violin, bc, Anhang 38-49] Le sonate da camera di Assisi dal Ms. 177 della Biblioteca del Sacro Convento. Edizione critica a cura di Enrico Gatti. Saggio introduttivo di Guido Olivieri.
Lucca, 2015. Oblong, 30 x 22 cm, 82 pp. Facsimile of a fascinating manuscript collection known as the “Assisi Sonatas”, Anhang 38-49 in the Corelli catalog. With new critical performing edition edited by Enrico Gatti. Introduction in It-Eng. Wrappers in decorative paper. $40 (more info... ) [item no.9482]
DEBUSSY, Claude, 1862-1918 Arabesques pour le piano. Manuscrit conservé à la Bibliothèque national de France, département de la Musique—Ms 978.
Fac-similés de Manuscrits de Claude Debussy, . Paris, 2017. 26.5 x 35 cm, iv, 8 pp. 4-color facsimile of the autograph.These two Arabesques, based on Debussy's meticulously copied fair copy, are especially relevant in understanding the composer's compositional arc: composed when he was in his twenties at a time when he was strongly influenced by the Chanteurs de Saint Gervais (a group founded for the study and performance of early music), these pieces embody a melodic gesture the composer called "divine arabesque", in part the musical language of the "primitives": Palestrina, Victoria and Lasso, whose melodic style the composer believed could be traced back to plainchant ("They found the basis of [the arabesque] in Gregorian chant, whose delicate tracery they supported with twining counterpoints". The early "Arabesques pour le piano" are key to interpreting Debussy's development as a composer. Preface in Fr-Eng by Pierre Boulez. Wrappers with exposed stitching, in special art paper. $56 (more info... ) [item no.9542]
Estampes [pour le piano]: Pagodes, La Sorée dans Grenade..., Jardins sous la pluie. [Fac-similé du] manuscrit conservé à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, département de la Musique - MS-988.
Fac-similés de Manuscrits de Claude Debussy, . Paris, 2019. 26.5 x 35 cm, vi, 30 pp. 4-color facsimile of the autograph, written in 1903 and dedicated to his friend the painter Jacques-Émile Blanche. A triptique of 3 short pieces entitled “Pagodes” (Pagodas), “La soirée dans Grenade” (The Evening in Granada) and “Jardins sous la pluie” (Gardens in the Rain). Estampes (or ”Prints”) are not a random selection but the distinctive sound pictures of three locations: A Javanese gamelan, a Spanish habanera and French children’s songs. Preface in Fr/Eng by Pierre Boulez. Wrappers with exposed stitching, in special art paper. $74 (more info... ) [item no.9597]
Quatuor pour cordes. Manuscrit conservé à la Bibliothèque national de France, département de la Musique.
Fac-similés de Manuscrits de Claude Debussy, . Paris, 2018. 26.5 x 35 cm, 48 pp. 4-color facsimile of the autograph score issued on the occasion of the centenary of Debussy’s death. Wrappers, in special art paper. $74 (more info... ) [item no.9584]
DISNEY PRODUCTIONS Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Master Score. Music by Frank E. Churchill, Lyrics by Larry Mory and Additional Underscore by Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith.
2015. 4°, 208 pp. Full-color facsimile of the master score for the 1937 film. Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story was adapted by Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith, with David Hand as supervising director. The songs including “Heigh-Ho”, “Some Day My Prince Will Come”, and “Whistle While You Work” were composed by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey. Further incidental music was provided by Paul J. Smith and Leigh Harline. This is the first time that this material is available to the public. Explore every sequence from the film, from the first scene to the last and see, first hand, how the music and animation (tempos, scene length, camera movement, action, and sound) where synchronized. Limited edition of 459 copies. $295 (more info... ) [item no.9435]
ERTEL, Sebastian, c.1550-1618 Sacrosanctum magnae [et intemeratae virginis canticum. Octonis vocibus, cum intonationibus psalmorum ad octo vsitatos tonos duobus choris una cum clausula Gloria Patri &e. quà instrumentis, quà viuis vocibus cum duplici basso ad organum accommodato, compositum & iam primum in lucem editum.] München / Nicolaus Heinrich 1615. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, . Stuttgart, 2015. 15 x 19 cm, 9 partbooks, 996 pp. Line-cut of the Munich, 1625 partbook edition (cantus, altus, tenor, bassus, V vox, VI vox, VII vox, VIII vox, partitura. Contents: 15 settering for magnificat. Wrappers, with slipcase covered in marbled paper. $204 [item no.9537]
GARDANO, Antonio, 1509-1569 [publisher] [Madrigals/Canzoni francese, Ihan Gero/Clement Janequin] Quaranta madrigali di Ihan Gero insiema trenta canzoni francese di Clement Ianequin. RISM(22). Venezia, A. Gardane 1543. [Trent, Biblioteca Comunale & Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Universitätsbibliothek].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 43. Stuttgart, . Oblong, 22 x 16 cm, 3 partbooks, 118 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1534 edition containing madrigals by Gero and Canzoni francese by Janequin. No complete source of this print survives but this facsimile, by combining the incomplete Cantus and Bassus partbooks from Trent and the incomplete Tenor partbook from Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, is able to provide the music for nos. 9-55 of the Cantus; nos. 41-55 of the Tenor and nos. 11-55 of the Bassus, or 15 complete settings. Some of the missing parts can be completed from concordances found in other collections. Hardbound, in decorative paper with matching slipcase. $74 [item no.9478]
GASTRITZ, Matthias, c.1530-1596 Newe symbola etlicher Fürsten [und Herrn, neben andern mehr schönen liedlein mit fünff und vier Stimmen, auf alle Instrument zu gebrauchen]. Dietrich Gerlatz 1571. [Stadtbibliothek Västerås].
Faksimile-Edition Västerås, 4. Stuttgart, 2016. 17 x 21 cm, 5 partbooks, 204 pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg 1571 edition. 5 partbooks (discantus, altus, tenor, vagans, bassus) with 36 settings. Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $67 [item no.9530]
HAIDEN, Hans Christoph, 1572-1617 Ganz neue lustige Täntz vnd Leidlein, [deren Text mehrer theils auff Namen gerichtet, mit vier Stimmen, nicht allein zu singen, sondern auch auff allerhand Instrumenten zu gebrauchen]. Nürnberg / Paul Kauffmann 1601. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 61. Stuttgart, 2018. 17 x 20 cm, 4 partbooks, 108 pp. Line-cut of the Nuremberg, 1601 edition. Wonderful collection of 23 dance numbers (all texted) for various string and wind instrumental groupings. Partbooks: cantus, altus, tenor, bassus) Wrappers, with portfolio. $75 [item no.9579]
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 Deliciarum musicalium. Erster Theil [à 4. Viol, von Sonatinen, Arien, Sarabanden und Giquen allen Music-Freunden zur Delectation], Wolf Eberhard Felßecker Nürnberg 1675; Ander Theil (etlicher Sonatinen, Arien, Sarabanden und Giquen, &c. von sonderlichen Inventionen und Manier à 4 Viol. Allen Music-Freunden zur Delectation], Wolf Eberhard Felßecker Nürnberg 1676. [Fürstlich Thurn und Taxissche Hofbibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Kammermusik des Barock, 7 Stuttgart, 2018. 22 x 18cm, 5 partbooks, 158 pp. Line-cut of the Nürnberg 1675-1676 partbook edition, for 4 viols with basso continuo (labeled “Violino I”, “Violino II”, “Violetta”, “Violon”, “Cembalo”.Hardboard in beautiful decorative paper with matching slip case. $142 (more info... ) [item no.9573]
[Musicalische Recreation; Musicalische Recreation Anderer Theil, violin, bc] Musicalische Recreation [von Alleman, den Sarabanden Gavotten und Boure. Allen Liebhabern und Incipienten der Music componirt und vorgestellet Violino solo è Basso continuo]. Regensburg 1672. [Proske-Bibliothek Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Violino e Continuo, 4. Stuttgart, 2017. Oblong, 21 x 16 cm, 2 partbooks, 180 pp. Line-cut of the Regensburg, 1672 edition (includes both parts). 119 settings altogether, including several sonatinas. 4 magnificent woodblock title pages. Hardbound in decorative paper with matching portfolio. $72 [item no.9539]
Die mit teutschen Saiten überzogene Heilige Kron=Harffe, [oder, Verfassung des gantzen Psalter Davids in teutsche Reim-Gebände : vermittelst sonderbarer darzu mit dem basso continuo, neu-verfertigter Kunst- Melodeyen]. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 42. Stuttgart, 2015. 13 x 18 cm, 545 pp. Line-cut of the Michale & Johann Friedrich Endter edition, Nuremberg, 1680. This amazing psalter with music by the Regensburg organist & composer Hieronymus Kradenthaller and paraphrase of the psalms by W.H. von Hohberg, is richly illustrated with 300 fine engravings, half of them plant and flower drawings—almost encyclopedic in nature—the rest devoted to natural history and scenes typical of emblem books of the period. Hardbound, in marbled paper. $89 [item no.9447]
KURTÁG, György, b.1926 [Games, piano, selected works] Zoli Kocsis’s Manuscript Book / Kocsis Zoli Hangjegyfüzete. The History of the Manuscript Book. Postscript: The Contents of the Manuscript.
Budapest, 2016. 25 x 34 cm, 96, 10/10 pp, audio CD. Full-color facsimile in the original format of a manuscript version of “Games” issued on the occasion of Kurtág’s 90th birthday. “Games” is a series of piano pieces written for both teaching purposes and public performance. In the autumn of 1974 the composer (pupil of Messiaen & Milhaud and a close colleague of György Ligeti) began to copy selected pieces from Games into a special spiral-bound notebook for Zoltán Kocsis, a former piano student and important interpreter of Kurtág’s works. Kocsis played from this notebook in the first public performance of Games in 1974, and since then as well, as the series was expanded over a 30 year period. Koscis writes: “I didn't know that the spiral notebook I received at the premiere would later become, as it were, my permanent companion. That I would take it with me from Japan to Canada, from Australia to Iceland, traveling to the world's most prominent concert halls... that— well beyond the intention of its being 'copied with love'—it would include works and sketches for which this notebook would become the principal source”. The MS-notebook with 65 pieces—one third of them hommages to contemporary composers—provides a wonderful glimpse into Kurtág's workshop, of equal interest to performers and musicologists. The former can understand more from Kurtág's handwriting about the composer's intentions than from the printed score and musicologists can appreciate the historical development of the works as some appear in more than one version and may differ from the printed score. With commentary in Hung-Eng by Zoltán Kocsis, and audio CD with 11 works performed by Kocsis from a recording made in 1982 not previously available. Limited edition of 600 copies issued on the occasion of Kurtág’s 90th birthday. $110 (more info... ) [item no.9505]
LAMPE, John Frederick, 1703-1751 [Method, thoroughbass] A Plain and Compendious Method of Teaching Thorough Bass. A Facsimile of the 1737 London Edition.
New Dehli, 2016. 15 x 22 cm, 144 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1737 edition. Softcover. $30 [item no.9504]
LISZT, Franz, 1811-1886 [Sonata, piano, B minor, S.178] Klaviersonate h-moll / Piano Sonata in B Minor. Faksimile nach dem im Eigentum von Mr. Robert Owen Lehman befindlichen Autograph. Vorwort: Mária Eckhardt; Geleitwort: Claudio Arrau.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 26]. Munich, 2015. 27 x 35 cm. xvii, 30, 8 pp. Deluxe [revised] full-color facsimile. The surviving autograph of Franz Liszt’s b-minor Sonata is a fascinating document that illuminates the compositional process: many cuts and paste-overs show how Liszt refined the architecture of the work. The previously available facsimile of the autograph (OMI #372) also allowed a profound look into this work process—but it was not possible to see what Liszt had originally notated in the passages that were pasted over. These paste-overs have since been removed and this new edition shows for the first time what is hidden behind them. With new introduction by Liszt expert Mária Eckhardt along with the original foreword by Claudio Arrau.. Hardbound with pasted label. $182 (more info... ) [item no.9379]
MAHLER, Gustav, 1860-1911 [Lied von der Erde, selection] Der Abschied—Facsimile Edition of the Sixth Movement of Das Lied von der Erde. I: Draft Orchestral Score; II: Particel, Short Score; III: Texts on the Facsimile. [Willem Mengelberg Archive, Nederlands Muziek Institut, The Hague].
The Hague, 2017. Oblong, 35 x 27, 3 vols, 44, 20; 46 pp. Fine bibliophile facsimile of Mahler’s manuscripts of “Der Abschied” (Farewell), the sixth movement of Das Lied von de Erde, issued on the 60th anniversary of the Dutch Mahler Society. The edition includes the manuscripts of both the draft orchestral score and the particel short score. In December 1917, the great Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg conducted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Das Lied and following that performance, Alma Mahler presented Mengelberg with the 2 manuscripts which are the basis of this facsimile. Alma included the note (also provided in facsimile): “To the Friend of Gustav Mahler. . . the most wonderful interpreter of his work, Willem Mengelberg”. The particle represents a relatively early stage of the composition and reveals many aspects of how the movement took shape. The orchestral version is much more complete, but still is considered a draft. Notes by Eveline Nikkels & Frits Zwart, with introduction by Edward Reilly. Limited edition of 400 numbered copies in the original format as presented by Alma Mahler to Mengelberg, 3 volumes, housed in a beautiful box covered with black paper. $168 (more info... ) [item no.9558]
[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]
MARTIN CODAX, 13th c. Pergamino Vindel: Cantigas de amigo Martín Codax / Vindel Parchment. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. [Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Ms. M 979].
Barcelona, 2016. 33.6 x 45,2 cm, 224 pp. The Vindel Parchment, latter half of the 13th c, contains 7 cantigas de amigo—a complete work attributed to the Galician composer and performer Martin Codax—with music for 6 of them. They represent songs sung by a maiden awaiting her absent lover in Ría de Vigo. Cantigas de amigo are the most original genre of medieval Galician lyric poetry. In these short, lively ballads belonging to the European “women’s song” genre, a maiden in love sings— alone or accompanied by her female friends, sisters or mother— about her life, hopes and sorrows, and sometimes about nature too. The waves in the sea near Vigo are highly symbolic in Martin Codax’ ballads, imbuing his lyrics with great eroticism. Until the discovery of the Vindel Parchment, the only known medieval Galician cantigas with a musical settings were the religious Cantigas de Santa María of Alfonso X the Wise. The Sharrer Parchment (late 13th or early 14th c.) discovered subsequently, feature 7 poems by King Dinis I of Portugal which were secular and yet belonged to the cantigas de amor genre. It is not yet known which scriptorium made the Vindel Parchment although it must have been well equipped and had skilled scribes. Palaeographic evidence and the musical settings, e.g. similarities between the 6 melodies by Martin Codax and the music of some of the Cantigas de Santa María, suggest that Martin Codax was involved with the Castilian courts of Alfonso X the Wise and Sancho IV. Deluxe facsimile limited to 987 copies. Companion volume directed by Mariña Arbor, with contributions by Antonio Calvia, Antonio Ciaralli, Rip Cohen and Simone Marcenaro; foreword by Harvey L. Sharrer. (more info... ) [item no.9554]
MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix, 1809-1847 [Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 9: September 1842 bis Dezember 1843. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Stefan Münnich, Lucian Schiwietz und Uta Wald unter Mitarbeit von Ingrid Jach.
Kassel, 2015. 15 x 23 cm, 837 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $179 [item no.6787]
[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 10: Januar 1844 bis Juni 1845. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Uta Wald.
Kassel, 2016. 15 x 23 cm, 970 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $179 [item no.6802]
[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 11: Juili 1845 bis Januar 1847. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Susanne Tomkovič, Christoph Koop, Janina Müller und Mitabeit von Uta Wald.
Kassel, 2016. 15 x 23 cm, 838 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $185 [item no.6807]
[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Band 12: Februar 1847 bis November 1847. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Stefan Münnich, Lucian Schiwietz und Uta Wald.
Kassel, 2017. 15 x 23 cm, 632 pp. New complete edition of the letters based on the collection compiled by Rudolf Elvers. Hardbound in green linen with signature of the composer embossed on cover. Only available as 12-vol set. $188 [item no.6812]
[Correspondence, complete] Felix Mendelssohn. Sämtliche Briefe. Bände 1-12 CD-ROM.
Kassel, 2017. 1 CD ROM. The complete printed editionfvols 1-12, of the Mendelssohn letters in searchable CD-ROM format. $248 [item no.6813]
MONTEVERDI, Claudio, 1567-1643 Lamento d'Arianna. Faksimile nach dem Erstdruck der Universitätsbibliothek Gent. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Silke Leopold.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 49. Laaber, 2017. 21.5 x 27.5 cm, 12, 32 pp. Line-cut of Magni edition, Venice, 1623 (sole surviving copy), containing the “Lamento d’Arianna” and two “Lettere amorose” from the seventh book of of madrigals. The Lamento d’Arianna (”Let me die”) is the centerpiece of Monteverdi’s lost second opera L’Arianna first performed in Mantua on May 28, 1608. Contemporary reports describe it as the most beautiful composition in the new genre of opera. Severo Bonini writes in his treatise that there was scarcely a domestic harpsichord in the whole of Italy on which a copy of the Lamento did not lie open. Introduction in Ger/Eng. Hardbound. $93 (more info... ) [item no.9510]
MORALES, Cristóbal, 1500-1553 Magnificat omnitonum cum quatuor vocibus. RISM 1562(1)/M3597. [Brussels, Konikklijke Bibliotheek].
[Yellow Book Series, 11]. Højbjerg, 2015. 28 x 41 cm, 128 pp. Line-cut of the Antonio Gardano edition, Venice, 1562. 16 settings (mostly a4) by Morales, with additional works by Carpentras (2), Iachet (1), and Richafort (1), beautifully and clearly printed in choirbook format. Wrappers $120 (more info... ) [item no.9446]
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 [Requiem mass, K.626] Requiem. K.626. Facsimile of the autograph score held in the Austrian National Library. With a commentary by Christoph Wolff and Günter Brosche.
Bärenreiter Facsimile, . 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]
[Adagio, glass harmonica, K.356 (617a)] L’autografo dell’ Adagio KV 356 (617a) per Glasharmonika nella Bibliothèque Nationale de France di Parigi (Départment de la Musique, Fondo Ch. Maherbe, Segnatura: Ms. 220). Edizione in facsimile a cura di Giacomo Fornari.
Lucca, 2/2017. 23 x 33 cm, xvi, 2 pp. This beautiful and exacting facsimile, recreating the tactile experience of the autograph now in the possession of the Bibliothèque Nationale, was first issued in 2008 solely for members of the International Mozart Society. Fortunately the publisher has now re-issued it, making it available to a larger public. Little is known about the origins of the work and the composer failed to enter the piece into his thematic catalog (Verzeichnüß aller meiner Werke). Several clues however suggest that the piece was drafted in the summer of 1791, in the same period as the genesis of La clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte, and that Marianne Kirchgeßner, the esteemed virtuoso of the glass harmonica, blind since the age of four, performed it in Vienna. The instrument itself, a type of mechanical piano with resonating glasses, whose sound is described as "especially sweet, ethereal, melancholic and penetrating", has a facsinating American connection in that it was Benjamin Franklin who perfected the instrument in 1762. Commentary in It-Eng-Ger. Portfolio. $66 (more info... ) [item no.9043]
[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. $279 (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—2019]. 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—2019]. 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—2019]. 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. $212 (more info... ) [item no.9400]
MUFFAT, Georg, 1653-1704 Armonico tributo [cioé sonate di camera commondissime a pocchi, ò a molti stromenti]. Salzburg. Giovanni Battista Mayr 1682 [Fürstlich Thurn und Taxissche Hofbibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Kammermusik des Barock, 7 Stuttgart, 2017. 26 x 37 cm, 5 partbooks, 158 pp. Line-cut of the Salzburg, 1682 edition. Like Biber’s Mystery Sonatas and Sonatas 1681, this set was dedicated to Archbishop Maximilian Gandolph von Khuenberg with whom he was employed for 10 years. Scored for vln I, vln, II, va I, va II, cembalo (bc). The performance markings in the print are nearly unique for the time—perhaps aids to assist German string players with the idiom of cosmopolitan French dance styles—and include meticulous tempo, dynamic, bowing, and solo-ensemble markings. Additional performance instructions are provided in the preface (“Amico Lettore”). Wrappers with portfolio in decorative paper. $87 (more info... ) [item no.9565]
MUSSORGSKY, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881 [Pictures at an Exposition, original piano solo version] Bilder einer Ausstellung. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus der Nationalbibliothek Russland, St. Petersburg. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Christoph Flamm.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 44. Laaber, 2019. Oblong, 40 x 27 cm, 18, 32 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph fair copy dating from September 1861, inspired by Victor Hartmann’s drawings: Paris catacombs; Design for Kiev city gate; Sketches of costumes for J. Gerber’s ballet Trilby; A rich Jew in a fur hat; A poor Jew (and old man); Baba-Yaga’s hut on hen’s legs. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with attractive paper boards. $122 (more info... ) [item no.9585]
PETRUCCI, Ottaviano, 1466-1539 [publisher] Frottole Libro secondo. Venedig Ottaviano Petrucci 1507 / Frottole libro tertio Venedig Ottaviano Petrucci 1507. [Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 78. Stuttgart, 2018. Oblong, 24 x 17 cm, 111; 127 pp. Line-cut of Petrucci’s 2nd vand 3rd books of frottole both published in Venice, 1507. Comprising 53 & 61 frottole respectively—the word means “trifles” or “unimportant things”—these two books are a repetorial goldmine, with composers such as Rossinus Mantuanus (R.M.), Francesco d’Ana, Nicolo Patavino, Cara, Tromboncino, Pesenti, Honophrius Antenoreus, Peregrinus Cesena, Antonius Rossetus, and others. Notated in quasi score format (if frottola fits on single page) or choirbook format (if spread over an opening). Hardbound, in decorative paper. $88 [item no.9569]
POSCH, Issac, b.?-1623 Musicalische Ehrenfreudt. [Das ist: Alleyley neuer Balleten, Gagliarden/Couranten und Täntzen teutscher arth, mit 4. Stimmen, wie solche auff wie II solche auff adelichen Panqueten, auch andern ehrlichen Convivijs und Hochzeyten gemusiciert und auff allen instrumentalischen Sayttenspilen, u. zur Fröligkeit gebraucht werden mögen: Erster Theil]. Regenburg 1618. [Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 76. Stuttgart, 2017. 18 x 22 cm, 4 partbooks, 160 pp. Line-cut of the Regensburg, 1618 partbook edition. 34 4-voice instrumental settings (canto I, canto II, alto, basso). Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $46 [item no.9538]
RAMEAU, Jean-Philippe, 1683-1764 Les Indes galantes. Paris. [Bibliothèque d’étude et de conservation Besançon].
Faksimile-Edition Kammermusik des Barock, 5. Stuttgart, 2015. Oblong, 31 x 23 cm, 226 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1735-1736 edition (short score). Hardbound, with boards in decorative paper. $83 [item no.9427]
RIES, Ferdinand, 1784-1838 Zigeuner, WoO 53. Melodram in 2 Akten für Sopran, Chor und Orchester. Herausgegeben von Bert Hagels.
Berlin, 2017. Oblong, 32 x 24 cm. 74 pp. Facsimile of the autograph score Mus. ms. autogr. F. Ries 8N, preserved in the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. The first facsimile edition of a work by Ries. Wrappers. $125 [item no.9583]
SACRATI, Francesco, 1605-1650 La finta pazza. Partitura in facsimile ed edizione dei libretti. A cura di Nicola Usula.
Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta, 1. Milan, 2018. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm. Line-cut reproduction of a copyist ms. La finta pazza (The feigned Madwomen), with libretto by Giulio Strozzi, was premiered during the Carnival season of 1641 inaugurated by the newly created Teatro Novissimo. A variation on the story of Achilles on Skyros, its incredible success was attributed to the presence of the diva Anna Renzi, the amazing stage machinery of Giacomo Torelli, combined with remarkable music with extremely sophisticated relation between music text. It was the first opera performed at the French court in 1645, leaving a huge impact on the young Louis XIV. Linen. $215 (more info... ) [item no.9588]
SAINT-SAËNS, Camille, 1835-1921 Le carnaval des animaux. Fac-similé du manuscrit autographe / The Carnival of the Animals. Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscripts. Introduction Marie-Gabrielle Soret.
De Main de Maître, 2. Turnhout, 2018. 30 x 36.6 cm, 192 pp ( 127 color). Full-color facsimile of the autograph full score—“Stichvorlage”. The second volume of the series “De main de maître”, a facsimile collection devoted to orchestral scores of the most prestigious sources conserved in the Music Department of the Bibliothèque National de France. If there is one work in all of Saint-Saëns’ musical output that supremely captures the disposition so typical of the composer, it is The Carnival of the Animals, completed in Feb. 1886, and created for friends and performers close to Saint-Saëns and performed about 15 times between 1886 and 1894 to a small audience. Because Saint-Saëns feared that his “zoological fantasy” would damage his reputation, the work was published in its entirety only after his death. Since then, its immense popularity has continued to grow, so much so that it is now enjoyed by music lovers and the general public alike. Marie-Gabrielle Soret, a Saint-Saëns specialist, provides a detailed description of the work and the context of its creation, the facsimile includes the 14 numbers of The Carnival of the Animals. It reveals the composer’s handwriting, all the performance directions as he noted them, and the playful animal drawings with which he decorated his score—a fish for “Aquarium”, the skeleton of a dinosaur for “Fossiles”, and the pale blue pencil silhouette of a swan to illustrate the famous “Swan”. Commentary in Fr-Eng. Hardbound, with colorful dust jacket. $289 (more info... ) [item no.9580]
SCARLATTI, Domenico, 1685-1757 [Sonatas, harpsichord, complete, Venice sources] Sonate per cembalo del Cavalier Dn. Domenico Scarlatti, 1742. [Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana di Venezia, ms. 9770].
Archivum Musicum: Monumenta Musicae Revocata, 1/I. Florence, 2/ 2019. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, ii, 249 pp. Line-cut of the first of the Venice mss. Contains 61 sonatas corresponding to K.43-93. Preface in It-Eng by Laura Alvini. Wrappers. $78 (more info... ) [item no.9603]
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 Friede auf Erden / Peace On Earth, Op. 13. Facsimile. Edited by Therese Muxeneder.
Vienna, 2017. 27 x 35 cm, 48 pp. This facsimile edition—prepared 110 years after the work was composed—unites 2 autograph music manuscripts of the choral work that displays “the most artful polyphony, most wonderful tonal effect, and sublimest expression” (Anton Webern). Peace on Earth, op. 13 is part of the traditional choral music repertoire. The text of this a-cappella chorus, composed in 1907 for a competition organized by the Steiermärkischer Musikverein, was taken from a Christmas poem written by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer. The poem begins with the promising message of peace from the Christmas story, and then depicts the history of the world after Christ’s birth as a time of war in which the belief in justice and peace had been retained, however; a peace that promises to become reality for future generations. Commentary in Ger-Eng. Beautiful bibliophile edition, original large folio format, printed on fine silky paper with art paper covers. $46 (more info... ) [item no.9582]
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) $195 (more info... ) [item no.9397]
SCHUMANN, Robert, 1810-1856 [Lieder, “Myrthen” op.25, selections; Kerner-Lieder op.35, selections] “Widmung” (Rückert) and “Stille Liebe” (Kerner). Facsimile of the Autograph MS with Schumann’s Dedication in The Juilliard Manuscript Collection, New York. With Critical Appreciation by Michael Musgrave.
[Salzburg], 2017. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, ix, 8, iii pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph presentation MS of op.25, no.,1 and op.35, no.8. Limited edition, bound in red velvet. $195 (more info... ) [item no.9547]
[Lieder, “Myrthen” op.25, selections; Kerner-Lieder op.35, selections] “Widmung” (Rückert) and “Stille Liebe” (Kerner). Facsimile of the Autograph MS with Schumann’s Dedication in The Juilliard Manuscript Collection, New York. With Critical Appreciation by Michael Musgrave.
[Salzburg], 2017. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, ix, 8, iii pp. Same as above but bound in red linen. $125 (more info... ) [item no.9548]
[Album for the Young, piano, op.68] Album für die Jugend op.68. Faksimile nach dem Autograph aus dem Robert-Schumann-Haus, Zwickau. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einführung von Michael Beiche.
Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 43. Laaber, 2017. Oblong, 28.5 x 21.5 cm, xxi, 94 pp. Full-color facsimile of the autograph score, together with some entries by his wife Clara, and two pieces in the hand of Ferdinand, Schumann’s grandson. The MS is the basis of the first edition and thus has the usual engravers pencil markings. Despite being a fair copy it documents some compositional work, especially regarding the conclusions of certain pieces, and also sheds light on the selections process, as not all pieces get included in the final printed edition. The impetus of composing Album for the Young is clear from a diary entry of Clara written 1 September 1848: “The pieces which children learn in piano lessons are so poor that Robert had the idea of composing and publishing a book (a kind of album) entirely with children’s pieces. He has already written a plethora of charming little pieces”. Later that year Clara wrote to their friend Carl Reinecke of the pedagogical importance of the work: “they are thus also easy to execute and I believe these pieces will meet the wishes of many amateurs, of precisely those who do not play well enough to perform Robert’s grander piano compositions”. And in a postscript to this letter Robert writes as a postscript: “I do not know when I ever found myself in such a good mood as when writing these pieces. It truly overwhelmed me”. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound with boards in decorative paper. (subscription price) $173 (more info... ) [item no.9509]
SCRIABIN, Alexander Nikolaievich, 1872-1915 Piano Sonata No.7 op.64. Faksimile nach dem Autograph im Besitz der Juilliard School, New York, Juilliard Manuscript Collection, Signatur 2 Sk63 AA JMC. Einleitung von Valentina Rubcova.
[Henle Music Facsimiles, 27]. Munich, 2015. 27 x 39 cm. xiv, 26 pp. Deluxe full-color facsimile of the autograph issued on the occasion of “Scriabin Year”. Scriabin’s seventh piano sonata is amongst the late sonatas nos. 6–10, conceived as preliminary studies for a “Gesamtkunstwerk” of enormous proportions, the “Mysterium”. The mystic aura of the sonata is communicated to the player not least through the ecstatic performance directions contained in the autograph and the first edition. Valentina Rubcova provides a guide for a journey of discovery through Scriabin’s esoteric musical world. Beautiful textured paper boards with autograph titling in mauvish crimson. $118 (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, Sonderband. 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]
STADLMAYR, Johann, c.1575-1648 Psalmi integri [a quatuor vocibius concertantibus quatuor aliis accessoriis ad libitum accinendis cum 2, cornet: sive violin.] Wagner/Innsbruck 1641. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 38. Stuttgart, 2017. 17 x 22 cm, 11 partbooks, 368 pp. Line-cut of the Innsbruck, 1641 partbooks. Scoring: SATB soli, SATB ripieni, violin, viol (or horn 1), viol (or horn 2). Wrappers, in marbled paper slipcase. $85 [item no.9563]
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]
TELLER, Marcus, 1682-1728 Musica sacra [stylo plane Italico & Cromatico pro compositionis amatoribus]. P. und M. Veith & Joannis Fratrum Her. Augsburg. Druck Wagner Ulm 1733. [Stadtbibliothek, Ulm].
Faksimile-Edition Ulm, 15. Stuttgart, 2017. 21 x 31 cm, 13 partbooks, 512 pp. Line-cut of the 1733 partbook edition. This rare print contains 4 masses & 4 motets scored for concerto/ripieno voices plus strings. Partbooks: canto concert, canto ripieno, alto concert, alto ripieno, tenore concert, tenore ripieno, basso concert, basso ripieno, vln I, vln II, vla, bsn, bc). Wrappers, with slip case in marbled paper. $150 [item no.9555]
VALENTINI, Giovanni, c.1582-1649 Missae quatuor partim octonis [partim oconis, partim duodenis vocibus unà cum basso generali ad placitum]. Venedig, Alessandro Vincenti, 1621. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, . Stuttgart, 2016. 16 x 23 cm, 13 partbooks, 352 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1621 partbook edition. Contents: Missa Stabat Mater dolorosa; Missa Susanna; Missa Diligam te Domine; Missa Sine Nomine. Wrappers, with portfolio covered in marbled paper. $89 [item no.9531]
Salmi, hinni, magnificat, [antiifone, falsibordoni, et motetti. Concertati a una, due, tre, & quattro voci]. Venedig, Giacomo Vincenti, 1618. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, . Stuttgart, 2015. 17 x 24 cm, 4 partbooks, 144 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1618 partbook edition (cantus, alto, tenor, bassus). Contents: sixteen settings a4, three a3, and three a2. Wrappers, with portfolio covered in marbled paper. $58 [item no.9540]
WEISS, Silvius Leopold, 1686-1750 [Works, lute, selections, Vienna Ms] 9 Pieces from the Vienna Ms (Austrian National Library) A-Wn S.M. 1078. Facsimile Edition.
Lübeck, 2016. Oblong, 30 x 28 cm, 21 pp. Line-cut of 9 pieces from Ms Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien Suppl. Mus. 1078: 1) Allemande, 2) Courante, 3) Bourré, 4) Sarabande, 5) Menuet, 6) Gigue, 7) Prélude, 8) Paisane, 9) Mad:la grondeuse, menuet. French tablature with baroque tuning. Wrappers. $20 [item no.9481]
ZUCHINI, Gregorio, c.1540-1615 Promptuarium harmonicum. Venidig, Iacob Vincenti 1616. [Bischöfliche Bibliothek, Regensburg].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 72. Stuttgart, 2016. 19 x 25 cm, 5 partbooks, 288 pp. Line-cut of the Venice, 1616 edition partbook edition (after the sole surviving copy). 5-voice settings consisting of 2 masses, 12 vespers, 6 motets, & 7 canzoni per sonare with titles “La Barbissona”, “La Massa”, La Montignana”, La Restella”, “La Terhaga”, “La Giordana”, “La Grilla” (apparently nicknames), suitable for strings/winds. Wrappers, with portfolio in decorative paper. $69 [item no.9524]
COMPOSITE & MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES Altfraunhofener Orgelbuch. Kommentar von Karl-Friedrich Wagner.
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 71. Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 34 x 26 cm, 8, 40 pp. Color facsimile of a charming MS collection of organ music (mostly preludes) from the early romantic period. Written in a clear and legible hand, the composer attributions include Georg Hamel, Georg Valentin Röder, Justin Heinrich Knecht, Georg Joseph Vogler & Pater Agäus. Hardbound, with decorative paper boards. $57 [item no.9488]
Ars componendi / Regulae componendj . [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 37. Stuttgart, 2017. Oblong, 23 x 19 cm, 87 pp. Color reproduction of 2 fascinating manuscripts on the rules of composition—shelfmark L70; one is dated 1717. Hardbound with decorative marbled boards. $69 [item no.9557]
[Berlin, Staatsbibl. der SPKB, SA 4060] Lautenhandschrift Berlin SA 4060 der Singakademie Berlin. Faksimile in 85% der originalen Grösse.
Lübeck, 2019. 24 x 31 cm, 404 pp. Sharp halftone monochrome, reproduced 2 up. Pieces for baroque lute. French tablature notation, baroque tuning. Note, index and concordances in German. Hardbound. $148 [item no.9590]
[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]
[Brussels, Bibl. Royale Albert I, 215-16] A Choirbook for the Seven Sorrows / Een Koorboek voor de Zeven Smarten. Royal Library of Belgium / Koninklije Bibliothek van België MS 215-16. Facsimile. Study / Studie: Emily Thelen.
Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile, 2. Antwerpen, 2019. 32 x 43 cm, 2 vols, 98, 102 pp Full size facsimile and study of Brussel MS 215-16, one of only two anthologies with masses, motets and office plainchant that was prepared for actual use at sacred services in the Low Countries, in this case for some chapel in Brussels. It is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary and has two masses specifically for the chapel. This sumptuous parchment choirbook comes from the workshop of Petrus Alamire and features the music De la Rue, Josquin, Pipelare and anonymous composers. The present publication offers a full color reproduction of the MS accompanied by a scholarly commentary in Eng/Fla. Hardbound, with paper boards that reproduce the original binding. $133 (more info... ) [item no.9586]
[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]
[Cambrai, Mediathèque Municipale, MSS 125-128] Der Chansonnier von Zeghere van Male.
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 86. Stuttgart, 2018. Oblong, 28 x 20 cm, 4 partbooks, 1224 pp, 40 pp. The Songbook of Zeghere van Male, also known by its call number MS 125-128 in Cambrai's Mediathèque Municipale, consists of four complementary part-books: Superius, Altus, Tenor, & Bass. The chansonnier became part of this public collection after the French Revolution, beforehand it was in the Bibliothèque de Saint-Sépulcre, also in Cambrai.The MS contains 229 compositions, extremely varied, some of them present only in this source. The special aspect of this manuscript is its marriage of music, art and culture: drawings adorn each folio. Executed by quill and with lively colors the drawings describe realistic scenes of daily life, leisurely activities, and include animals and monstrous creatures, obscene depictions and vegetal decorations. With mixed elements inherited from the Middle-Ages, the Antiquity and the vogue of the grotesque, they are a testimony of the prevailing taste in Flemish civil society in the first half of the 16th century. Commentary Ger-Fr-Eng by Fabien Laforge. Hardbound with decorative paper boards and slipcase. $638 (more info... ) [item no.9571]
[Cortona, Biblioteca del Comune e dell’Accademia Etrusca, MS no.91] Il Laudario di Cortona. Cortona. Biblioteca del Comune e dell’Accademia Etrusca, ms. 91. A cura di Francesco Zimei e Marco Gozzi.
Venite a Laudare, 1. Lucca, 2015. 21 x 26 cm. 342 pp + commentary. Full-color facsimile of a mid to late 13th c. manuscript produced by the Brotherhood of Santa Maria delle Laude at the Church of San Francesco. This important source transmits 66 lauds —46 with text and music—and is one of the few cases with texts and music together. While the majority of the lauds are Marian in nature they also refer to Francisanism, morality subjects, and the liturgical calendar such as Nativity, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost or specific saints (Vol. 2—Commentary—will be published in 2017) $195 (more info... ) [item no.9433]
[Florence, San Lorenzo, Archivio Cap., 2211] The San Lorenzo Palimpsest Florence, Archivio del Capitolo di San Lorenzo Ms. 2211. Introductory Study and Multispectral Images edited by Andreas Janke and John Nádas.
Ars Nova, Nuova Serie, 4. Lucca, 2016. 17 x 24 cm, c.40, 222 pp. New deluxe edition. Like the Squarcialupi codex, this ms (copied 1417-1420) is an anthology of 14th-c. Italian songs, but also includes the most recent works, some of which must have come down to Florence from the council of Constance (1414-1417). Codice 2111, a parchment ms, had been scraped clean in the 16th c. and reused as an account book for the Chapter of San Lorenzo. Fortunately, with the help of UV light its important repertory can be read “beneath” the text of the accounts. Clothbound. $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]
[Ivrea, Biblioteca Capitolare, MS 115 -lv] The Manuscript Ivrea, Biblioteca Cap. 115. Commentary and Facsimile by Karl Kügle.
Ars Nova, Nuova Seria, 5. Lucca, 2019. 25.5 x 35.5 cm. 90, 138 pp. Full color facsimile of the celebrated “Ivrea Codex”, a 14th c. manuscript containing 37 motets, 25 masses and a handful of secular songs (11 rondeaux, 1 virelais & 4 chaces). While its origin is debated (between Avignon or Ivrea), the 1365-70 ms clearly reflects the reception in Italy of mainstream French ars nova music. While no dates or composer attributions are given, concordances with Codex d’Apt or Trésor 16bis place it around 1365-1370. 2 motets have a relationship to Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix, 1331-1391, and other works clearly span the years 1320 to 1370; composers include Philippe de Vitry, Guillaume de Machaut, Magister Heinricus, Bararipton, Depansis, Matheus de Sancto Johanne, Chipre, Orles, Sortes, & Loys. Well worn and apparently written for practical use, one finds interesting variations in format, where single motet parts are usually written across an opening (triplum on verso, motetus on recto) while mass movements and old motets may be written with the pages divided into two by a line down the middle. Shorter works are usually written in the left over spaces left at the bottom of the pages of larger pieces. It’s a real treat to have this facsimile join the ranks of Rossi 215, Modena M.5.24, Faenza 117, Bologna Q15, Turin T.III.2 & J.II.9, Lucca Codex and Squarcialupi Codex, all published in the same series. Wrappers. $299 (more info... ) [item no.9601]
The Kalivoda Manuscript (c. 1715 – 1723). D-Fschneider Ms 33. Music for Baroque Lute and Mandora from Prague. Edited by Matthias O. Schneider [with contributions by Miloslav Študent, Mathias Rösel, Joachim Lüdtke, & Markus Lutz].
Frankfurt, 2015. Oblong, 19 x 10 cm, 132, 52. Full-color facsimile in the original size of Ms 33 from the private library of Matthias Schneider (Frankfurt/Main) with introductory texts and a critical commentary in Ger/Eng. Ms 33, a holograph manuscript by the lutenist Georg Adalbert Kalivoda, was probably written in Prague. It contains 35 pieces for 11-course lute (partly in Partie) and a suite in three movements for 6-course mandora. Much of the early history of this lute book remains unknown. In the 20th c. it passed through the hands of collectors and researchers among them Alfred Cortot, Robert Spencer and probably Paul Nettl, who also owned at least two other lute manuscripts, which are both in American libraries today. Cloth. $67 (more info... ) [item no.9441]
Lautentabulatur Italien um 1600. [Trento, Biblioteca Comunale].
Faksimile-Edition Laute, 15. Stuttgart, 2016. 27 x 36 cm, 45 pp. Halftone of Trento Ms. 1947 No.5 [RISM B VII, p.333-334] containing 57 pieces for lute and theorbo in French tablature. Decorative paper boards $38 (more info... ) [item no.9523]
[London, Royal College of Music, Ms. 1070] The Anne Boleyn Music Book. Introduction by Thomas Schmidt and David Skinner with Katja Airaksinen-Monier.
Diamm Facsimiles, 6. Oxford, 2017. 21 x 30 cm. 58, 270 pp. This modestly-sized but beautifully written book contains sacred motets by some of Europe’s most famous composers, specifically those associated with the French Royal Court of the early 16th century. An inscription in an early sixteenth-century English hand reads “M[ist]res A Bolleyene Nowe thus” followed by musical motto of three minims and a longa; that she is referenced “mistress” indicates that the inscription was certainly made before she became queen in 1533; “nowe thus” was the motto of her father. Despite considerable interest by musicologists in past decades, the book remains something of a mystery: clearly made in France, but associated in a yet-to-be-determined way with Henry VIII's second wife. For the facsimile production the RCM removed the MS from its 19th-century binding, making it possible to study the layers and compilation. Commentary includes chapters on the historical context of the book, a new analysis of its structure, the significance of the music it contains with some new ascriptions, an analysis of the decoration, and a list of concordances and editions. Hardbound. $124 (more info... ) [item no.9553]
[Louvain, Alamire Foundation] Leuven Chansonnier. General Editors: David J. Burn & Bart Demuyt ; [study by David J. Burn ; Nederlandse vertaling: Ignace Bossuyt].
Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile, 1. Antwerpen, 2017. 8.5 x 12 cm, 2 vols, 190 pp + commentary. What a story! In 2014, a small Brussels auction-house sold a lot containing a statue, an illuminated initial, and a songbook, to a private art-dealer. The songbook was brought to the Alamire Foundation/KU Leuven Musicology Research Group for further examination. The book, it turned out, was a previously unknown late 15th-c. chansonnier, complete and in its original cloth binding. The rediscovery of such a source in unaltered form is extremely rare, it's been almost a century since the last such discovery. The manuscript was acquired through the Léon Courtin—Marcelle Bouché Fund, administered by the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation. The songbook was subsequently loaned long-term to the Alamire Foundation. Like several other similar chansonniers, this codex has been named after the location where it is preserved. The “Leuven Chansonnier” is a unique witness from the 15th century. What makes this manuscript so special? This very small and yet substantial book, penned more than 500 years ago, is in astonishingly good condition. It contains 50 compositions representing the very best of Franco-Flemish polyphony (by composers including Ockeghem, Binchois, and Busnois). It contains 12 previously unknown songs, thus offering a new perspective on the polyphony of the Low Countries. The present publication offers a full color reproduction of the MS accompanied by a scholarly commentary in Eng/Dut. $75 (more info... ) [item no.9570]
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]
[Mechelen, Stadsarchief, Ms s.s] Mechelen Choirbook MS s.s. Facsimile and Commentary. General Editors: David J. Burn & Bart Demuyt.
Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile, 3. Antwerpen, [in prep—2019]. 44 x 66 cm, 2 vols, 220 pp + commentary. Facsimile and study of the so-called Mechels Koorboek. This magnificent parchment choirbook comes from the esteemed workshop of Petrus Alamire and most likely was made on the occasion of the coming of age and coronation of Charles V in 1515-1516. It contains exquisite miniatures by Gerard Horenbout and 6 masses by La Rue and 1 by Pierre de Pipelare, notated in classic choirbook format. The present publication offers a full color reproduction of the MS accompanied by a scholarly commentary in Eng/Dut. To appear in the course of 2019. (more info... ) [item no.9587]
[monodies, ornamented, 1617] Diminuierte Vertonungen von Gedichten Petrarcas und Bembos. Italien 1617. [Stift Kremsmünster].
Faksimile-Edition Kremsmünster, 39. Stuttgart, 2018. Oblong, 29 x 16 cm, 40 pp. Color reproduction of MS L736 Stift Kremsmünster (Austria) containing rare examples of monodies with ornaments fully written out on texts by Petrarca and Bembo. Hardboard with art paper boards. $52 [item no.9572]
Montecassino Archivio dell’Abbazia Cod. 318. Facsimile e commentarii. A cura di Mariano Dell’Omo e Nicola Tangari.
Bibliotheca Mediaevalis, 4. Lucca, 2018. 21 x 30 cm. 258, 320 pp. Color halftone of one of the most important medieval manuscripts of writings about music. MS 318, possibly copied at Montecassino, is an enormous compendium, containing the writings of Guido d’Arezzo, the famous Musica enchiriadis texts and much more. Many items are unique to this MS. There is non-musical matter as well. Contributors to commentary: Mariano Dell’Omo, Francis Newton, Giiulia Orofino, Thomas Forrest Kelly, Angelo Rusconi, Luisa Nardini, Maddalena Sparagna, Nicola Tangari. 2 vols. $179 (more info... ) [item no.9578]
[Opus artis novae, polyphonies] Le codex de Chypre (Torino, Biblioteca Universitaria.J.II.9). Vol. IV: Ballades III Introductory Texts, Poetic Texts and Critical Notes in French and English.
Opus Artis Novae, Polyphonies et Transcription Diplomatique 1300-1500, 3. Bologna, 2016. 24 x 32 cm, 224 pp. New critical edition using diplomatic transcription principles (original clefs, mensural notation). Wrappers. (In process of continuation, standing orders invited). $85 [item no.9528]
[Regensburg, Bischöflichen Zentralbibliothek, Ms. A.R. 775-777] Ms. A.R. 775-777 Proske-Bibliothek Regensburg. Vorwort von Raymond Dittrich.
Faksimile-Edition Rara, 66. Stuttgart, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 6 partbooks, vi, 718 pp. Line-cut of one the three most precious music manuscripts in the possession of the Proske-Bibliothek of the BZB. Of a total of 120 settings Lasso is represented by 34 pieces, Alessandro Striggio by 18, along with works by Cambio, Merulo, Vaet, Clemens non Papa, Meiland, Truthaer, Verdelot, Wert, Crécquillon, Deprez, Hollander, Prenner Corteccia, Gosswinus, Faignient, Bischoff, Monte, Padovano, Utendal, Claudius, Palestrina, Langius, A. Gabrieli, Fabricius, Ruffo, & Lange. The partbook MS—Discantus, Altus, Tenor, Bassus, Vagant, Sexta Vox— carries the title “1579 - Orlandi Lassi Sexta Vocum”, a reference to the Angelo Gardano print from which the first 11 Lasso works derive. The manuscript has received the attention of a number of musicologists, Armin Brinzing for localization, dating and repertorial makeup, and Eric Fiedler for important evidence regarding wind band performing practice. Includes CD recording “In Principio - Musik der Grazer Hofkapelle” which includes a number of works from A.R.775-777. Hardbound in decorative paper, with matching slipcase. $375 (more info... ) [item no.9431]
[”Rostock Lute Mss”, III] Die Lautenhandschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Rostock. Rostock III, Ms Mus Saec XVII-18-53,1 A.
Lübeck, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 91 pp. 79 anonymous pieces and dances for 11-course lute, French tablature-baroque tuning. Softbound. $37 [item no.9466]
[”Rostock Lute Mss”, IV] Die Lautenhandschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Rostock. Rostock IV, Ms Mus Saec XVII-18-53,1 B.
Lübeck, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 59 pp. 43 mostly anonymous pieces and dances for 11-course lute, French tablature-baroque tuning. Softbound. $37 [item no.9467]
[”Rostock Lute Mss”, V] Die Lautenhandschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Rostock. Rostock V, Ms Mus Saec XVII-54, ca. 1665-1670.
Lübeck, 2015. 21 x 30 cm, 2 vols, 200 pp. By far the largest lute source from the Rostock University Library this MS contains 400 pieces for 11-course lute, French tablature-baroque tuning. Pages 153-154 contain Germain Pinel’s very popular Suite in G minor. Softbound. $63 [item no.9453]
Synopsis musicae [or The Musical Inventory. Being a Collection of the choicest and newest Ayres, Jiggs, Borrees, Alemands, Gavots, Entries, Round O’s Horn-pipes, Trumpet Tunes and Scotch Tunes, for the Recorder or Flute. To which are added several new Songs and Catches Compos’d by the most able Masters]. London/Thomas Cross 1693. [Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Faksimile-Edition Rara, . Stuttgart, 2016. Oblong, 25 x 12.5 cm, 64 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1693 edition. 24 instrumental works and 5 with texts. Attributions to James Hart and Anne Morcott. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $27 [item no.9529]
Torruella Leval, Susana. Music in the Woods. 100 Years of Maverick Concerts. Susana Torruella Leval, Curator. Texts by Miriam Villchur Berg, Susana Torruella Leval, Olga Touloumi, Tom Wolf. [Kleiner/James Center for the Arts of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, July 18—August 30 & Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, July 18—September 26, 2015].
Woodstock, 2015. 22 x 25 cm. 82 pp. Exhibition catalog with 85 B/W and color illustrations celebrating the longest continuously-run summer classical music series in America. Hervey White established the utopian Maverick Colony in Woodstock NY in 1905, building the Maverick concert hall in 1916, a barn-like “cathedral in the woods”. Like the Bayreuth Festival, he made use of talented musicians on summer break, many who later became “Woodstockers” themselves, with programming of an eclectic mix of the old masters alongside of modernists (latter premieres include Cowell’s Trio in Nine Short Movements, Cages’ 4’ 33” and many Starer works). This lovingly compiled tribute-exhibit—using documents, art and objects from local institutions and private holdings—skillfully weaves together the story of the Maverick Concerts with elements of its founder, musicians, composers, visual artists and appreciative audience. Wrappers. $32 (more info... ) [item no.6791]
[Viola da Gamba, selected works] Verschiedene Werke für Viola da Gamba und B.C. [Durham Cathedral, Durham].
Faksimile-Edition Rara., 79 Stuttgart, 2018. Oblong, 28 x 22 cm, 340 pp. Line-cut reproduction of MS A27 from Durham Cathedral, an anthology of works by Marais, Schenk, Snep, Hacquart, Heudeline, Blancourt, Simpson, du Faut, Colombe le fils, Colombe le pere, Doubihon, Fiore. Hardbound with decorative paper boards. $114 [item no.9574]
MODERN EDITIONS Brahms, Johannes (new critical edition) Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18; Sextet in G Major, Op. 36. Editor: Katrin Eich.
Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, II/1. Munich, 2017. 4º, xxxii, 212 pp. New critical edition. Cloth. $268 [item no.6816]
Brahms, Johannes (new critical edition) Arrangements von Werken anderer Komponisten für Klavier zu zwei Händen oder für die linke Hand allein. Editor: Valerie Woodring Goertzen.
Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, IX/2. Munich, 2017. 4º, xlviii, 117 New critical edition. Cloth. $214 [item no.6818]
Brahms, Johannes (new critical edition) Arrangements von Werken anderer Komponisten für Klavier zu zwei Händen oder für die linke Hand allein. Editor: Valerie Woodring Goertzen.
Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, IIA, 1. Munich, 2017. 4º, xlviii, 117 New critical edition. Cloth. $285 [item no.6824]
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. $140 [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. $140 [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]
Donizetti, Gaetano (new critical edition) Anna Bolena. Tragedia lirica in due atti. Edizione critica a cura di Paolo Fabbri. Partitura.
Critical Edition of the Works of Gaetano Donizetti, . Milan, 2017. 4º, 2 vols, lvii, 944 pp. Cloth. $448 [item no.6810]
Savoy Curtain-Raisers. Edited by Christopher O'Brien.
Musica Britannica, XCVIII. London, 2015. 4º. 276 pp. Shedding light on a little-known aspect of late-Victorian theatre, this volume offers full scores and librettos of two one-act operettas, produced at the Savoy Theatre and written to precede as curtain-raisers the main, full-length work of the evening. Richard D’Oyly Carte did much to cultivate the genre, initiated by Trial by Jury in 1875, and featured regularly at the Savoy Theatre between 1878 and 1908. Though all but forgotten today, the composers François Cellier (1849-1914) and Ernest Ford (1858-1919) had strong connections with Sullivan, and wrote a number of one-act works, of which only Captain Billy (1891) and Mr Jericho (1893) respectively are known to have survived. Buckram. $162 [item no.6797]
Sullivan, Arthur, Sir (new collected works edition) Iolanthe, or the Peer and the Peri. Music Edited by Gerald Hendrie. Introduction by Gerald Hendrie, Dinah Barsham, and Helga J. Perry. Part A: Music: Act I; Part B: Act II; Part C: Commentary.
The Operas, 6. New York, 2017. 27 x 34 cm, 3 vols, 53, 211, 217 pp. New critical edition. Cloth. $375 [item no.6817]
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. 269 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]
Weill, Kurt (collected edition) Lady in the Dark. Edited by Bruce D. McClung and Elmar Juchem.
The Kurt Weill Edition, I/16. New York, 2018. 30 x 39 cm. 3 vols, 748; 137 pp. Two fateful meetings in Nov. 1939 between Kurt Weill and Moss Hart led inexorably to a new kind of Broadway musical. It was the brainchild of Weill, Hart and lyricist Ira Gershwin, and the opening-night roster included the talented Gertrude Lawrence, Danny Kaye, Victor Mature, Bert Lytell, Natalie Schaefer, MacDonald Carey and producer Sam Harris. The new show, entirely innovative in form and subject matter, used psychoanalysis as the primary plot driver and staged the protagonist's spectacular dreams as one-act operas, giving audiences glimpses of the glamorous worlds of fashion and publishing as well as the intimacies of a psychiatrist's office. Lady in the Dark landed like a bombshell on Broadway in January 1941. Now, for the first time since then, producers and directors can recreate the magic from this new critical edition of the score, book, and lyrics. Through patient and thorough examination of a wealth of archival and other unpublished sources, the editors present a version of the show very close to what hit the boards in 1941. 3 vols, linen bound. (subscriber’s receive 31% discount) $675 (more info... ) [item no.6819]
MONOGRAPHS De Clavicordio XII. Proceedings of the XII International Clavichord Symposium Magnano, 1-5 September 2015 Edited by B. Brauchli, Judith Wardman and Alberto Galazzo.
Piemonte, 2017. 8º, 127 pp. Articles on all aspects of the clavichord by leading scholars, builders and performers. Wrappers. $79 (more info... ) [item no.6811]
Fassone, Alberto. Come un suono di natura.. Saggi su Mahler
Musica Ragionata, 20. Lucca, 2015. 12º, 401 pp. Wrappers. $38 [item no.6801]
Imago Musicae XXVII-XXVIII 2014-2015. International Yearbook of Musical Iconography.
Lucca, 2016. 8º, 236 pp. Cloth. $104 [item no.9489]
Imago Musicae XXIX 2016. International Yearbook of Musical Iconography.
Lucca, 2017. 8º. 183 pp. Wrappers. $92 [item no.9560]
Imago Musicae XXX 2017. International Yearbook of Musical Iconography.
Lucca, 2017. 8º. 227 pp. Wrappers. $92 [item no.6825]
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]
Recercare XXVII/1-2 2015. 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, 2016. 8º, 230 pp. $30 [item no.6814]
Recercare XXVIII/1-2 2016. 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, 2017. 8º, 230 pp. $26 [item no.6815]