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crhe Complete Works


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works is an editorial and publishing project of
the Packard Humanities lnstitute, in cooperation with the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, the
Sachsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, and Harvard University. lts goal
is to make available, in both printed and digital formats, a critical edition of the
composer' s works.
The edition is organized into eight series:

l. Keyboard Music
11. Chamber Music
111. Orchestral Music
IV. Oratorios and Passions
v. Choral Music
VI. Songs and Vocal Chamber Music
VII. Theoretical Writings
VIII. Supplement

lt contains all authentic works by C.P.E. Bach that are known to survive, as well as
selected works of uncertain authenticity (incerta); demonstrably spurious works are
omitted. Ordinarily, the edition considers the latest known authorized version of a
work to be the principal one. Authentic alternate versions of works or movements are
printed in full whenever Bach significantly changed the musical substance. Less
extensive variants in pitch, rhythm, and duration, as well as substantive variants in
articulation, ornamentation, dynamics, tempi, and other details of notation (such as
slurring) are described in the critical report. Sketches are printed along with the works
to which they are related.
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Editorial Guidelines

The Packard Humanities Institute

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Editorial Board

Robert D. Levin, Chair

Darrell M. Berg, General Editor, Series I
Ulrich Leisinger, General Editor, Series IV, V, VI
Peter Wollny, General Editor, Series II, III, VII
Walter B. Hewlett
John B. Howard
David W. Packard
Uwe Wolf
Christoph Wolff
† Christopher Hogwood, chair 1999–2014

Editorial Office

Paul Corneilson, Managing Editor

Laura Buch, Editor
Jason B. Grant, Editor
Mark W. Knoll, Editor
Lisa DeSiro, Production and Editorial Assistant
Ruth B. Libbey, Administrator and Editorial Assistant

11a Mt. Auburn Street

Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 876-1310
Fax: (617) 876-0074

Updated January 2015

Introduction to and Organization of the Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
A. Prefatory Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Title Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Part Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Order of Pieces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Alternate Versions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Preface to Genres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Facsimile Plates and Illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Captions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Original Dedications and Prefaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Texts of Vocal Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
B. Style and Terminology in Prose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Titles of Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Movement Designations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Thematic Catalogues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Geographical Names. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Library Names and RISM Sigla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Name Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Pitch Names and Music Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Dynamics and Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Meters and Tempos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Instrument Names. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dates and Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Quotations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Bibliographical Citations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
C. Conventions of Modern Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Score Order. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Clefs and Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Key Signatures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tempo Indications and Movement Designations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Measure Numbering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Editorial Notes and Rests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Accidentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Beaming and Stem Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Slurs and Ties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Bass Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Triplets and Similar Groupings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Embellishments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cadenzas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Articulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Dynamics and Other Expressive Marks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Fingering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Notational Shorthand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Vocal Texts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Syllabification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Multiple Verses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
D. Critical Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
General Remarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Description of Sources—Manuscripts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Description of Sources—Prints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Evaluation of Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Sample Emendation and Variant Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
E. Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Simple Codes for Musical Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Typographical Differentiation in the Notation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Order of Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Introduction to and Organization of the Edition

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works is an editorial and publishing project of the
Packard Humanities Institute. Its goal is to make available, in both printed and digital formats, a
critical edition of the composer’s works.
These editorial policies are not meant to dictate editorial decisions for every conceivable
instance, but rather they address most of the basic issues involved in establishing a clear and
consistent presentation of Bach’s work. In exceptional cases, where a certain issue is not covered
in the guidelines or where ambiguous or conflicting notation in one or more sources would
allow for two different authoritative readings, editors should exercise their best judgment in
consultation with the general editors and editorial office. The guidelines should be used not as
prescriptive rules, but rather as a practical standard for dealing with most of the fundamental
editorial issues. Uniformity with flexibility for scholarly interpretation is the guiding principle
behind this document.
In his youth Bach himself gained experience in engraving (the Menuet in C Major, Wq 111
is an example of his work), and for most of his published collections he took an active role in the
process, as is confirmed by the numerous corrections itemized in letters to his publishers. Toward
the end of his life, Bach was actively involved in collecting his music, overseeing the systematic
copying of “definitive” versions, and preparing a nearly complete catalogue of his compositions.
With the recovery of the Berlin Sing-Akademie Collection, housed in Kiev following World War
II and now on deposit at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, a substantial number of unique sources
from Bach’s own estate are available for further study. Virtually all the major choral works from
Hamburg, as well as copies of many other works in all genres, are contained in this collection, so
that it has become possible to evaluate the entire corpus of Bach’s work to a degree that was not
possible in the past.
Although C. P. E. Bach’s notation is basically modern, it has some aspects that are
archaic according to modern engraving standards. In this historical, critical edition of his works,
the notation reflects modern convention while respecting some of the idiosyncratic elements
of the original. While everyone would agree that some aspects of musical notation transmit
less significant meaning than others, even relatively unimportant details can offer clues to
understanding the correct interpretation and execution of a passage. No critical edition of music
can convey all the potential meaning of a particular work and its particular notation, but neither
can a composer’s autograph nor a facsimile of any or all of the available sources. This edition
attempts to present the complete works of C. P. E. Bach in a historical context, reflecting Bach’s
view of his work and its reception by successive generations.

The edition is organized in eight series by genre:

I. Keyboard Music
1. “Prussian” and “Württemberg” Sonatas
2. Sonatas with Varied Reprises
3. “Probestücke,” “Leichte” and “Damen” Sonatas
4. “Kenner und Liebhaber” Collections (2 parts)
5. Miscellaneous Sonatas from Prints (2 parts)
6. Sonatas from Manuscript Sources (5 parts)
7. Variations
8. Miscellaneous Keyboard Works (2 parts)
9. Organ Works
10. Arrangements of Orchestral Works (2 parts)

II. Chamber Music

1. Solo Sonatas
2. Trio Sonatas (2 parts)
3. Keyboard Trios (2 parts)
4. Accompanied Sonatas
5. Quartets and Miscellaneous Chamber Music

III. Orchestral Music

1. Berlin Symphonies
2. Six Symphonies for Baron van Swieten
3. Orchester-Sinfonien mit zwölf obligaten Stimmen
4. Flute Concertos (2 parts)
5. Oboe Concertos
6. Violoncello Concertos
7. Keyboard Concertos from Prints
8. Sei concerti per il cembalo concertato
9. Keyboard Concertos from Manuscript Sources (15 parts)
10. Concertos for Two Keyboards
11. Keyboard Sonatinas from Prints
12. Keyboard Sonatinas from Manuscript Sources (2 parts)
13. Sonatinas for Two Keyboards

IV. Oratorios and Passions

1. Die Israeliten in der Wüste
2. Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
3. Passions-Cantate
4. Passions according to St. Matthew (6 parts)
5. Passions according to St. Mark (5 parts)
6. Passions according to St. Luke (5 parts)
7. Passions according to St. John (5 parts)

V. Choral Music
1. Magnificat (2 parts)
2. Quartalstücke (6 parts)
3. Einführungsmusiken (5 parts)
4. Bürgercapitains-Musiken
5. Works for Special Occasions (2 parts)
6. Miscellaneous Sacred Works (3 parts)

VI. Songs and Vocal Chamber Music

1. Gellert Songs
2. Cramer and Sturm Songs
3. Miscellaneous Songs
4. Arias and Chamber Cantatas

VII. Theoretical Works

1. Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen I
2. Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen II
3. Commentary to the Versuch

VIII. Supplement
1. Cadenzas, Embellishments, and Compositional Studies
2. The Polyhymnia Portfolio
3. Librettos (3 parts)
4. Portrait Collection (2 parts)
5. Historical Catalogues
6. Sources and Scribes
7. Indices

A.  Prefatory Material

Title Pages
The half title page (p. i) will include the title of the edition, the series number (e.g., Series I) and
on a separate line the volume number (e.g., Volume 3). The verso (p. ii) will include the series
number and title, the name of the general editor, and titles for all the volumes in that particular
The title page (p. iii) will include the following information:
• the composer’s name
• title of the volume (e.g., “Miscellaneous Keyboard Works I”)
• editor’s name / editors’ names
• publisher’s name, location, and year
The copyright page (p. iv) will include the title of the edition; the credit: “The Packard
Humanities Institute in cooperation with the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, the Sächsische Akademie
der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, and Harvard University”; the names of editorial board members,
general editors, and editorial staff; designer, compositors, ISBN (or ISMN), and copyright

Part Titles
Each large-scale vocal work in series IV and V will be preceded by a part title stating the
title of the work (generally based on the Nachlaß-Verzeichnis, e.g., Passions-Musik nach dem
Evangelisten Matthäus). A complete list of personae with the voices representing them and the
required instruments and vocal parts (normally given in Italian in CPEB’s typical score order;
see below) will be listed on the part title.
Collections of music published as a set will also be preceded by a part title based on the
original title page, and Wq number.
Part titles and blank pages do not have folios.

Table of Contents
The contents (normally beginning on p. v) will list all major divisions and section headings of the
volume, including individual movements.
For example, the entry for the first piece in the “Prussian” Sonatas (Wq 48/1) would read:
Sonata I in F Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Poco allegro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Andante. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . etc.

Other pieces grouped together as an anthology (e.g., miscellaneous keyboard pieces) or

separate movements in larger works (such as Passions and oratorios) should be numbered by the
editor. For example, the Dank-Hymne der Freundschaft, H 824e would begin:

Erster Teil
1. Chor: Danket dem Herrn, denn er ist freundlich . . . . . . . . . 3
2. Accompagnement (Basso): Du Einziger. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3. Arie (Basso): Wie soll dir Erd und Asche danken. . . . . . . . 12

Order of Pieces
Normally works are ordered according to the date of origin given in NV 1790; however, those
works published in authorized collections (as opposed to anthologies) during C. P. E. Bach’s
lifetime will appear in the original order and in their published version. In volumes containing
disparate items, the more extended works may be placed first. For the treatment of individual
works or movements that survive in different authentic versions (whether earlier or later than
the original published version), see “Alternate Versions” below.
The situation is more complicated for those works that survive only in manuscript
sources. In many cases the only version that survives as a coherent work in authoritative sources
is the latest version. But the date of origin is often the only secure one to be found; if one were
to try to put many of the latest versions in chronological order, one would be reduced to such
dating as “probably after 1760 and before 1788.” For many early versions of the keyboard sonatas
Bach revised, it is not clear whether we have the original version or possibly one of a number of
early revisions. Thus, we must hesitate to present them as original versions. On the other hand, it
is almost always clear which is the final version.
Therefore, works not published during Bach’s lifetime follow the chronological order of
their date of origin, whether or not they survive in their original version, and the main text will
represent the final surviving coherent version of a work. Later in life Bach tried to update his
earlier works, and as a consequence the pieces take on features of his later works (though only in
details). In the edition we want to present both: the original shape of the early works (to as great
an extent as possible) and the composer’s afterthoughts. Whatever alterations Bach made in his
keyboard works, the concept of the original work (as far as can be determined by existing sources)
is generally discernible even in its latest version. In other words, many of Bach’s revisions consist
merely of embellishments—both those represented by conventional signs and those that consist
of diminutions and changes of texture—but even in works that expand, shorten, or otherwise
change the basic structure, the original shape is usually perceptible. The critical commentary
can provide further clarification of the chronological sequences. Selected works of uncertain
authenticity may be included at the end of a volume. Spurious works will not be included in the

Alternate Versions
There has been much confusion in the past regarding alternate or revised versions of C. P. E.
Bach’s music, and it is hoped that this project will clear up most (if not all) of the conflicting
evidence. When it is possible to identify the earliest and latest versions of a work, as indicated
in NV 1790, then both versions should be placed consecutively in the main text, with the latest
version first, followed by the earlier version(s). For example, complete versions of each of the
six sonatinas of Wq 64 (originally written in Leipzig in 1734 and revised in Berlin in 1744) are

presented in the main text with the later six versions immediately followed by the earlier six
In the case of works whose movements Bach seems to have revised separately and at
various times, only the latest complete version should be given in the main text. In most cases the
main text will contain only the final version; in some cases (see above) two or more versions will
be presented in the main text. Movements that display various stages in the alteration process
should be given as ossia passages in a footnote (e.g., Wq 50/3 with CPEB’s alterations); the
critical commentary should contain ample discussion of the history of these works. The editor
should not collate or conflate readings of different sources into a hypothetical “best” version.
For multi-movement works in which alterations of one or more movements consist
mainly in embellishments, the editor has three options:
1. If all movements are so copiously embellished in texture and rhythm as to constitute
a different version, and the editor cannot determine which one is the earliest or latest
version, each version should be placed in the main text with discussion in the critical
2. Individual movements that have many embellishments should be placed at the end of
a section and labeled as early (or later) versions as appropriate (rule of thumb: when
more than half of the total measures differ; a good example would be the embellished
versions of Wq 49/6/i and ii found in Wq 68);
3. Short alternate readings (rule of thumb: two measures or less) may be printed as an
ossia passage in a footnote on the same page. Longer passages should be indicated
with a footnote and printed in the critical commentary. The editor should always give
preference to the principal source or original reading with alternate readings specified
in a footnote.

The determination of the degree of embellishment is to some extent a subjective one.

Similar methods may be applied to works where only a few readings are different. The method
of presenting alterations in each work must be flexible and can be decided on a case-by-case basis
by the contributing editor in consultation with the general editor and editorial office.

Every volume will include a list of standard abbreviations used in a particular volume, including
thematic catalogues (Helm and Wotquenne), frequently cited bibliographical titles (MGG, NG,
JAMS, etc.), and general terms (e.g., instrument names). For major libraries and collections, we
will use the current RISM sigla. A list of general abbreviations, bibliographical abbreviations,
and library sigla will be updated by the editorial office and available online.

General Preface
The general preface presents a standard text that contains information about the goals and
organization of the edition and its editorial principles. The directors of key institutions
(including the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, the Conservatoire
and Bibliothèque royale in Brussels, the Library of Congress, and the Sing-Akademie zu
Berlin) receive special thanks in the general preface. Other individuals and libraries should be
acknowledged at the end of the introduction.

Preface to Genres
Each volume will also include a preface to the specific genres represented in the series or volume.
There will be prefaces to cover the solo keyboard music, chamber music, symphonies, concertos,
sonatinas, oratorios, Passions, choral music, songs, and theoretical works.

The introduction to the volume (normally written by the contributing editor in consultation
with the general editor and editorial office):
1. explains the choice and order of pieces and addresses editorial problems related to the
presentation of the musical text;
2. gives background information about the work’s history (e.g., the existence of other
versions), its genesis, its date of composition (and revision if applicable), its first
performance, transmission, and reception;
3. identifies the source(s) on which the edition is based, gives evidence for the choice of
4. clarifies relevant issues of performance practice;
5. provides information on the poet and/or textual sources if applicable; and
6. includes acknowledgments to specific individuals and libraries directly involved in
preparation of the volume.

With regard to keyboard music, the editor should discuss whenever possible what
specific instrument(s) the work was intended for (i.e., clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano, etc.),
especially where the sources give clear evidence (e.g., “fürs Bogen-Clavier” or the use of Bebung
as a hint for the clavichord).
In most cases, the introduction should be no more than 10 double-spaced pages or about
2500 words, plus bibliographical citations. Technical matters should be dealt with in the critical
commentary. Detailed analysis and criticism should be published separately in journal articles
or monographs.
The contributing editor may submit the text in English or German. Each volume will
include the complete prefatory texts in English only.

Tables should be prepared as separate files. Any footnotes are normally given as lowercase letters
rather than numbers. Lists within a text (whether bulleted or numbered) do not have captions.

Facsimile Plates and Illustrations

The selection of plates ought to be made with care to show representative samples of the original
music notation and to illustrate idiosyncratic notational practices. The general editors will assist
in the selection of pages to be reproduced (normally the title page and one or two typical leaves
of the principal source), and the editorial office will make arrangements to secure permissions
and black-and-white glossies.

Other illustration (portraits, engravings, documents, subscription lists, etc.) may

be suggested when appropriate and will be subject to approval by the editorial office. We are
especially eager to include autograph sketches and fragments by C. P. E. Bach.

Editors should provide appropriate captions for plates, figures, and musical examples. All
facsimile captions should include a credit line with the full name of the holding library, shelf mark,
and folio numbers (if relevant). No period is necessary after the credit line, or after captions for
Plate 1. First page of the autograph score of the Dank-Hymne der Freundschaft.
Sing-Akademie zu Berlin, SA 267, fol. 1r
Figure 2. Instruction sheet for verses 2–9 in the chorus no. 19.
Sing-Akademie zu Berlin 267, fol. 46v
Example 2. Transcription of the instruction sheet for verses 2–9 in the chorus no. 19
Example 3. Allegro in C Major, mm. 21 and 23 ante correcturam, in source A 3

Original Dedications and Prefaces

Original dedications and prefaces by C. P. E. Bach will be included in facsimile plates; a full
transcription of the original text of prefaces should be included (with German text on page 2
of music, and English translation in appendix to introduction). Subscriber lists may be given as
facsimile pages with other plates in the volume.

Texts of Vocal Works

The edition will include transcriptions of complete texts in the original language for all major
choral works in series IV and V, including the texts of those works for which the music does not
survive. These should be placed after the introduction and before the plates. Texts for series VI
will appear with the music as in the original sources. English translations of vocal texts will not
be provided, though selected works may eventually appear online. Some commentary on the
texts may be necessary, but in general this information should be included in the critical report.

B.  Style and Terminology in Prose

In general matters of style and bibliographical citation, refer to The Chicago Manual of Style,
16th ed. (Chicago, 2010), and for capitalization and spelling, use Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate
Dictionary, 11th ed. (Springfield, Mass., 2003). For parts of the edition rendered in German
follow Duden, Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, 4th ed. (Mannheim, 2001).
For music terminology and spelling, follow American usage (e.g., quarter note, not crotchet; and
theater, not theatre). Spell out whole, half, quarter notes or rests; abbreviate 8th, 16th, 32nd, 64th
notes or rests.

Titles of Works
Use uniform work titles on table of contents, as headings for each piece of music, and as headings
in critical commentary. These will be established by the editorial office and eventually made
available in an online database. For titles of works by C. P. E. Bach, please consult the edition’s
work list. When discussing specific works in the introduction, keep in mind the potential
ambiguity of a phrase such as “Bach’s Sonata in C.”
In general, each work will be identified by genre designation, such as sonata or concerto,
its principal key, and finally by its instrumentation. “Cembalo” or “Keyboard” will be assumed
unless otherwise indicated. (See also The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 8.201–5.) Here are a
few examples:
• Concerto in D Minor, Wq 23
• Symphony in G Major, Wq 183/4
• Rondo in E Minor (“Abschied von meinem Silbermannischen Claviere”), Wq 66
• Sonata in B-flat Major for Flute and Basso Continuo, Wq 125
Titles of printed collections should be italic, e.g., Sechs Sonaten für Clavier mit veränderten Reprisen.
Common titles should be set in quotation marks (e.g., “Prussian” Sonatas).
For Bach’s works we prefer “Symphony” to “Sinfonia”; also preferred to alternative
versions are the terms “Trio” and “Quartet.” The edition uses Bach’s original designations, such
as “Menuet” and “Alla Polacca,” but in general references to types of pieces, use the English terms
minuet and polonaise. “Solfeggio” and “Fantasia” are acceptable as uniform titles.
In referring to vocal works, use:
• Italic for titles of oratorios, cantatas, and songs (e.g., Die Israeliten in der Wüste or
Der Frühling)
• Roman (with quotes) for first lines of arias, songs, and chorales (e.g., “Ins Reich
entfernter Ewigkeiten”)
• Roman (no quotes) for the Passion(s) according to St. Matthew, Magnificat, Mass,
Sanctus, etc.
In titles of psalmody, use German ordinal numbers (e.g., Der 23. Psalm), rather than
spelling them out. Numbering of psalms should follow Luther’s translation.

Movement Designations
Standardize the spelling and orthography of movement headings. In multi-movement
instrumental works, the initial tempo indication will function as a movement designation in
italic (e.g., Allegro assai). You may also refer to the first, second, third (and so on) movement of an
instrumental piece as movement i, ii, and iii (in lowercase roman numerals) whenever convenient.
In multi-movement vocal works, refer to the number in the edition and/or type (aria, recitative,
chorale, etc.)

Thematic Catalogues
Because of the overall preponderance of generic titles in Bach’s output, it will be necessary to
include Wotquenne and/or Helm catalogue numbers when discussing individual pieces. If one
is available, use the Wq number only; otherwise use the H number; if neither Wotquenne nor
Helm assigned a number to an item, write “Wq/H deest.”
For numbering, use Wq or H (without a dot), a space, then the number. For compound
Wq numbers use a solidus (e.g., 48/1, 48/2, etc.). Helm occasionally uses a dot for separate items
(e.g., 484.1, 484.2, 484.3, etc.) and these should be retained; for the collections that he assigned a
single number (e.g., the “Gellert Lieder,” H 686) separate items are numbered with a solidus (H
686/1, 686/2, etc.).
The Bach Repertorium, an ongoing project of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, is preparing a
new catalogue by genre category (or Werkgruppe), with a chronological list of published works
followed by unpublished works. BR numbering is by capital letter (for genre) then number (e.g.,
BR-CPEB D 4.1).
For works of Bach’s brothers, use the appropriate BR numbers; for other composers,
please follow work lists in MGGII and NGII or the principal catalogue of particular composers
(BWV numbers for J. S. Bach, Köchel numbers for Mozart, etc.).
When used with a formal title of a work, set off Wq/H nos. with commas (or parentheses):
Sonata in E Minor, Wq 52/6
But do not use commas when making a general reference to works:
The sonatas in Wq 62; the sonata movement Wq 65/32/iii
Use an en-dash when referring to a range of works:
The “Prussian” Sonatas, Wq 48/1–6, or the sonatas “with varied reprises,” Wq 51–52, or
the keyboard concertos, Wq 1–47; two of the movements, Wq 49/2/ii–iii
Use commas in a list of non-consecutive catalogue numbers:
Wq 117/16, 116/17, and 118/4 (not necessary to repeat Wq here)
Repeat Wq or H for clarity if any other word comes between the numbers:
The Rondo in E Minor, Wq 66, and the Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Wq 67
The flute concerto Wq 167 and violoncello concerto Wq 171 (but: the two concertos
Wq 167 and 171)
If mixing Wq and H nos. in a list, repeat them as needed for clarity:
Wq 116/21–22, H 228–30, and Wq 116/20

Geographical Names
Use standard English names for geographical places (e.g., Cologne, not Köln). Frankfurt an der
Oder should be given in full to distinguish it from Frankfurt (am Main).

Library Names and RISM Sigla

For consistency’s sake, in referring to the location of sources, give the city, full library name, then
shelf mark. When abbreviating, always use published RISM sigla, with country codes and city
separated by hyphen, followed by a comma and the library shelf number (e.g., D-B, Mus. ms.
12345). Once the complete shelf mark is cited, it is preferable to use P or St numbers for Bach
manuscripts in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.
The editorial office will maintain a complete list of libraries holding C. P. E. Bach material
and their sigla. Individual volumes should list only sigla for libraries cited in those particular
volumes. For private collectors, give the full name of the owner (if permitted) along with the city,
state or country of their current address (e.g., MS, private possession, owner’s name, city).

Name Authority
The edition will establish a name authority list for all important members of Bach’s circle,
including dates of birth and death when known. This will be maintained by the editorial office.
For purposes of the edition, the name “Bach” alone will signify Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach; in general, use the complete initials (“C.P.E.” or “J.S.”) plus surname to distinguish between
members of the Bach family. Abbreviations, such as “CPEB,” may be used in tables or footnotes.
Please supply full names of composers, poets, and authors the first time a person is
mentioned in the text. The most famous historical figures, however, can be identified by their
surnames alone, but remember to distinguish between Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
or Joseph (“Franz” is not necessary) and Michael Haydn.
Omit the “von” unless giving full names, as in Gluck or Goethe but Carl Maria von Weber.
For possessives, add an apostrophe and an ess (e.g., Brahms’s edition), except for the possessive
form of Jesus and other classical names (e.g., Euripedes’).

Keys are given with a capital letter for major or minor keys (e.g., “the passage begins in D minor
then modulates to B-flat major”). Spell out sharp and flat with a hyphen when referring to key,
as in titles and narrative text, but use symbols when referring to pitches (see below). The words
“major” and “minor” should be capitalized only in titles.
Harmonic analysis may be done with capital and lowercase roman numerals to signify
tonal relationships (e.g., I–vi–ii6–V–I).

Pitch Names and Music Symbols

For identifying pitches, use the Helmholtz system in which middle C = c. (Note that it is a
prime sign, not an apostrophe or inverted comma.)

FF C c c c c g

When referring to pitches use symbols for sharp (), flat (), and natural () signs. The
correct order is c (not c). When a sequence of pitches is given, use en-dashes (not hyphens)
between them (B–A–C–H). Spell chords with a plus sign (+) between pitches from lowest to
highest pitch. Please refer to the appendix on “Simple Codes for Musical Symbols” (see p. 45).
The editorial office has a music font with the most common music symbols.

Dynamics and Terms

Dynamics and other directives should be standardized to modern Italian (normally set in italic
type) or German (normally set in roman type); likewise, use standard abbreviations for piano
and forte and other common terms.

Meters and Tempos

Time signatures may be spelled out (e.g., common time, alla breve) or given as a meter signature
(, , , , etc.). Please refer to the appendix on “Simple Codes for Musical Symbols.”
Italian and German tempo designations should be given in italic type, following rules of
modern capitalization for the respective language.

Instrument Names
Although we use standard Italian instrument names in the music, use modern English names in
prose (violin not violino, etc.). As a generic term, “keyboard” should be used rather than “Klavier”
or “Cembalo.”

Dates and Numbers

Dates should be given European style: day month year (14 December 1778). Inclusive numbers
are separated by an en-dash; for dates and page references, you should generally include the last
two numbers (e.g., 12–16, 1714–88, 1772–73, 100–105, but 101–2). Use “b.” for “born”; “d.” for “died.”
Acceptable formats for uncertain dates are: “c. 1766”, “by 1740”, “1745 or later”, “1750–55”
(but not “c. 1750–55”), “mid-1760s.”
Numbers (except for catalogue numbers) under 100 should be spelled out; numbers over
100 may be set as numerals, except even hundreds should be spelled out (e.g., “between three and
four hundred items,” not “between 300 and 400 items”). Abbreviate circa (about, approximately)
as “c.”

Transcriptions from NV 1790 or transcriptions of German titles need not be translated. In
quoting short passages, give the English translation in quotes and original language in parentheses
in the text. In quoting longer passages (more than three lines), give English as an extract quote
with the original language in the footnote, generally with the text first in quotes, then the citation.
When quoting many longer passages in letters or reviews, the original texts may be given in an
appendix to the introduction, rather than in footnotes.
Quotes are normally placed outside commas and periods at the end of direct quotes, and
the superscript footnote number follows (e.g., “He is the father; we are the children.”5). However,
when transcribing a title page or other handwritten text in a source, the editor should distinguish
between what punctuation is inside (or outside) the quotes. A quotation appearing within a
quoted title is enclosed in single quotation marks and if necessary is separated from the double
quotes by a thin space.

Bibliographical Citations
Please provide full bibliographical details for each citation, including city of publication,
publisher’s name (if known), and date(s) of publication. For facsimile or reprints, simply give
the original date of publication, then the publication facts of the reprint edition. Omit “p(p).”
before inclusive page numbers, unless necessary to avoid confusion. Ordinarily, we will only
use bibliographical abbreviations for works that are cited more than once in the introduction
and critical report. The editorial office will maintain a list of bibliographical abbreviations for
frequently cited works.
Specify between Frankfurt (am Main) and Frankfurt an der Oder. Use traditional state
abbreviations (Mass. instead of MA) when necessary.
It is acceptable to abbreviate first names of publishers, such as G. L. Winter or E. B.
Schwickert. It is not necessary to include “& Co.” or “Ltd.” (also “Verlag” in most cases). However,
if “University Press” is part of the publisher’s name, “Press” should not be omitted.
In citing the Versuch, include references to both the original edition and the CPEB:CW
edition. The original edition should be cited first, in this order: the volume in uppercase roman
numerals; the chapter and section (in part I, the German terms are “Hauptstück” and “Abtheilung”
and in part II, “Capitel” and “Abschnitt”) in Arabic numerals; and finally the paragraph, also in
Arabic numerals. If citing the Vorrede or Einleitung, spell out the words. Give the corresponding
CPEB:CW volume and page reference afterward. Here are three examples:
Versuch I:2.3, §10; CPEB:CW, VII/1, 86
Versuch I: Einleitung, §8; CPEB:CW, VII/1, 8–9
Versuch II:35, §1 and 3; CPEB:CW, VII/2, 297–98
In citing CPEB-Briefe/Letters/Dokumente, give the date of the document, plus the
volume and inclusive page numbers (e.g., 2:1135), rather than the item number in the edition.
Use “s.v.” (sub verbo, under the word) citations for standard reference works, such as NG
and MGG (but include the edition information).
In citing eighteenth-century (esp. Hamburg) newspapers, give title, date, and page
numbers, and specify supplements (“Beilage”) = HUC (17 Aug. 1777), “Beylage,” 2.

Books and monographs

Rachel W. Wade, The Keyboard Concertos of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (Ann Arbor: UMI
Research Press, 1981).

Peter Wollny, “Studies in the Music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sources and Style” (Ph.D.
diss., Harvard University, 1993).

Journal articles
Richard Kramer, “The ‘New’ Modulation of the 1770s: C. P. E. Bach in Theory, Criticism, and
Practice,” JAMS 38 (1985): 551–92.
Daniel Melamed, “Bachs Schwester,” Bach-Jahrbuch (2008): 337–41.
Ulrich Leisinger, “Neues über Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs Passionen nach ‘historischer und
alter Art’,” JbSIM (2002): 107–19.

Article or chapter in a book of collected essays

Pamela Fox, “Toward a Comprehensive C. P. E. Bach Chronology: Schrift-Chronologie and the
Issue of Bach’s ‘Late Hand’, ” in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Musik für Europa, ed. Hans-Günther
Ottenberg (Frankfurt/Oder: Konzerthalle “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach,” 1998), 306–23.

Dictionary entries
NG, s.v. “Bach Revival,” by Nicholas Temperley.

Modern editions
Christian Eisert, preface to C. P. E. Bach. Gellerts geistliche Oden und Lieder (Wq 194 and 195),
Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben, Ser. E (Kirchheim/Teck: Hänssler, 1988).
CPEB:CW, I/4.1 (series/volume.part)
NMA, I/5/2 (Serie/Werkegruppe/Band)
NBA, IV/5–6, Kritischer Bericht, 198–205.

Reprint or facsimile editions

Albert Schweitzer, J. S. Bach, trans. Ernest Newman (1911; reprint, New York: Dover, 1966).

RISM and other online resources

RISM A/II record 400.013.860
Grove Music Online, s.v. “Quantz, Johann Joachim,” by Edward R. Reilly/Andreas Giger, http:// (accessed 22 September 2008)

C.  Conventions of Modern Notation

The following elements should be tacitly modernized or standardized: tempo indications, names
of instruments (generally modern Italian), clefs, accidentals, beaming and stem direction, rests,
the placement of dynamics, slurs and ties, treatment of shorthand notations, measure numbering,
barlines, and repeats. These principles are discussed in more detail below.
Editorial emendations and variant readings should be reported in the critical commentary
(see section D below). See also “Typographical Differentiation in the Notation” on page 46.

Score Order
The complete scoring of orchestral and choral works should be specified in a list at the beginning
of a work, including the standard abbreviations (see “Part Titles” above). The original score order
and instrument names for each movement should be reported in the critical commentary.
In the score, use modern Italian names for instruments and voice parts (Soprano, Alto,
Tenore, and Basso); each part should be spelled out in full on the first system of each movement.
The part with figured bass should be labeled “Basso” in symphonies and concertos and “Continuo”
in vocal music. Do not add indications such as “Violoncelli e Violone” to the continuo part unless
evidence (e.g., surviving parts) suggests it.
Use the singular form of Italian names (e.g., Flauto, Oboe, etc.) and roman numerals for
divided parts (e.g., Violino I and II). Standard abbreviations will be used to indicate changes in
scoring within a movement and for making reference in the critical commentary (see “General
Abbreviations” below). Transposing instruments, such as horns and timpani, should include the
key before the first system (e.g., Corno I, II in D). The original spelling of each instrument part
should be included in the section on sources.
For solo voice with keyboard (lieder and other songs), we will retain the keyboard format
with text underlay between the staves. If the song has more than one verse, all verses (including
the first) will be set at the end of each song.
For chamber music, the obbligato parts are placed above the continuo or keyboard part.
Standard score order is used for duets, trios, quartets, etc.
Symphonies and orchestral works should follow C. P. E. Bach’s conventional scoring
(from top to bottom): trumpets, timpani, horns; flutes, oboes, violins, viola, bassoons, and basso.
In flute and oboe concertos, the solo line is set at the top line of the system; solo violoncello and
keyboard lines are set directly above the basso continuo.
For orchestral works with solo and choral parts, use the original print of Auferstehung
as a model: solo voices and chorus parts (SATB) are set immediately above the continuo line.
When feasible, pairs of wind instruments (flutes, oboes, horns, trumpets) may share one staff
with opposing stems throughout (or tacit “a 2” indications). Colla parte basso lines should be
listed as part of the continuo line. Cues can be used to indicate divisions within the continuo line
(e.g., “vc solo” or “tutti”).

Barlines will reflect modern practice: in keyboard music, the barlines go through both
staves except when a text is included; in chamber music, the different instruments are barred
separately; in orchestral music, families of instruments are bracketed and barred together; in
vocal music, the voice parts are bracketed but barred separately. Generally, only the violin I and
II parts should be set in braces. The continuo should be bracketed, since the one line is generally
played by a group of instruments (keyboard and basso parts).
Here are two samples showing the edition’s score layout:

Magnificat, Wq 215, no. 1

Autograph score (top to bottom) Edition score layout and orthography
Corno I Tromba I, II in D
Corno I [recte II] Tromba III in D
Trav. I Timpani in D
Trav. II Corno I, II in D
Hautb. I Flauto I, II
Hautb. II Oboe I, II
Violino I Violino I
Violino II Violino II
Viola Viola
Canto Soprano
Alto Alto
Tenore Tenore
Basso Basso
Contin. Continuo
Erste u 2te Tromp.
3te Tromp. later addition on separate sheets

Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, Wq 240, no. 1

Original print (top to bottom) Edition score layout and orthography
1. Flöte Flauto I
2. Flöte Flauto II
1. Violin Violino I
2. Violin Violino II
Bratsche Viola
Discant Soprano
Alt Alto
Tenor Tenore
Bass Basso
Bass Continuo

Clefs and Meters

Keyboard music in C1 (soprano) clef should be notated in treble clef. Vocal music in C1 (soprano,
also often used for alto parts in Hamburg vocal music) and C3 (alto) should be changed to
treble clef, and C4 (tenor) should be changed to treble ottavo. The clefs for viola parts in C3
and occasional clef changes in the violoncello or bassoon parts should not be altered. Horns,
trumpets, and timpani should not be transposed to concert pitch. Original clefs may be described
in the critical commentary.
In recitatives all changes of clef showing the entrance of a new voice are given full size.
Changes of clef within an instrumental part are shown at a smaller size.
Meter signatures should be modernized, and variant readings should be reported in the
critical commentary. Meter signatures are given in all parts on the first system of a work or
movement and are only repeated within a movement when the meter changes.

Key Signatures
The original key signature is retained, but the order and position of sharps or flats should be
modernized. Any key signature applies until it is cancelled by a double bar (thin-thin), followed
by the new key signature. Cancellations are only required when the new key has no accidentals
(C major or A minor), in which case the naturals follow the same order as the old signature. The
key signature’s constituent accidentals apply to every octave-pitch on the staff, as well as ledger
lines above or below the staff.

Tempo Indications and Movement Designations

Use the original language for tempo indications but regularize inconsistent spelling and
orthography. Normally, only the first word of Italian terms will be capitalized (e.g., Poco allegro,
Allegro con moto); also follow modern rules of capitalization for French and German words
and terms. Retain but modernize the headings in the original language, such as “Arie” and “Chor,”
rather than translating them into English. We will standardize the headings for simple and
accompanied recitatives as “Recitativ” and “Accompagnement” respectively.
In large choral works, the individual movements (including simple recitative) will be
numbered by the editor, unless these are already indicated in the source, in which case the existing
numbers will be used.
If the title of a work includes the tempo (e.g., Allegro in G Major), do not repeat the
tempo indication.

Measure Numbering
Each new system except the first should include a measure number in italic type. Measure 1 is the
first full measure; any partial measures (upbeat or anacrusis) at the beginning of a work will be
referred to as “m. 1, upbeat” in the critical report. Changes of tempo and meter within a movement
(Wq 91/2/i is an example of a slow introduction to an Allegro) are through-numbered, but where
a new movement begins, even where the movements are continuous, the measure numbering
should begin at 1. Retain the notation indicating that movements are to be played without pause,
usually thin-thin barlines, and do not indent the first system of the new movement.

For chorales in bar form (AAB) count the repeated material as successive measure
numbers. The vocal and instrumental parts are often written out and therefore could possibly
have copyist mistakes or inadvertent variant readings.
In dance pairs (e.g., “zwo abwechselnde Menuetten”) the two pieces are numbered
separately. Measures in variations are through-numbered.
First and second endings are numbered alternatively as “a” and “b” (e.g., Wq 55/1,
Prestissimo, m. 28a = first ending, m. 28b =second ending).
If there are uneven numbers of measures in the two endings, successive measures
following the second ending are labeled “b” until they “match” the number of measures in the
first ending. That is, the second ending is numbered successively as if the first ending didn’t exist
(e.g., Wq 55/2, movement i, first ending = mm. 29a, 30a, 31a; second ending = 29b, the first two
measures of the next section = mm. 30b and 31b, then 32, 33, etc., rather than skipping from m.
29b to m. 32 directly).
Partial first and second endings should be realized as full measures and labeled “a” and “b”
(e.g., Wq 55/6, movement i, first ending = m. 25a; second ending = m. 25b).
Where a piece begins with an upbeat to measure 1 and has a repeat, the partial measure
after the repeat is labeled “b.” In other words, it is treated like a first and second ending. (See
Wq 55/3, movement i, with the repeat in m. 20; the partial measure at the beginning of the next
system would be m. 20b.)
Partial measures (e.g., Wq 56/1, movement i in  time, there are a few measures that only
have a  and ) will stand “incomplete” but be counted as a full measures. It is not necessary to
add editorial meter changes for incomplete measures, but unusual features should be mentioned
in the critical commentary.
Add double (thin-thin) bars at the end of a B section in a da capo aria if the A section
is not written out; but add double bars at the end of the A section only if the key signature and
meter changes. Retain dal segno signs as they occur.
Unmeasured passages, especially in Fantasias, should be given one measure number.
For ease of reference, these will be labeled “a,” “b,” “c,” etc., successively by system (e.g., Wq 58/6,
movement i, the systems would be labeled m. 1a, 1b, 1c, etc., the Poco adagio would begin at m.
2, and the Allegro would be m. 36a, 36b, etc. by system through the end of the piece). Another
interesting case is Wq 59/1, movement i, m. 64 (an unmeasured cadenza-like passage), followed
by the Adagio which begins with a pickup that should be labeled m. 64b.

Editorial Notes and Rests

Pitch and rhythm errors should be corrected in the main text and the source readings reported in
the critical commentary. Notes or rests supplied by the editor (when a passage is missing, lost, or
illegible) should be set in a smaller size in the main text with a brief description of the situation
in the critical commentary.
Inconsistencies in keyboard music and lines with contrapuntal voices should be
regularized according to the following rules:

1. Do not add rests when the right and left hand are playing in alternation; delete
any such redundant rests (e.g., Wq 111);
2. Ordinarily, rests should be added beat by beat, rather than measure by measure
for separate contrapuntal voices;
3. One rest is sufficient for instruments sharing the same line, unless the resting
values are different;
4. Placement of rests should be regularized.
Missing full-measure rests omitted by the composer or copyist in orchestral scores may
be added tacitly. Rests should only be added in a smaller size when the editor needs to supply
single rests to fill out the value of a measure. But do not complete partial measures by adding
In , , , and  time, a whole rest is used for full-measure rests; other values found in
sources should be tacitly changed. In compound time, a  should be substituted for a  + 
combination for a full beat rest. Inconsequential inconsistencies in rhythmic groupings should
be modernized and regularized.

An accidental is placed on the line or space immediately before the note to which it applies. The
source readings (including Bach’s autographs and authorized prints) are often inconsistent in
the application of accidentals. According to modern convention an accidental remains in force
throughout a measure unless canceled by another accidental. In general, the edition follows
modern convention, either adding cautionary accidentals or deleting redundant accidentals.
Accidentals before an appoggiatura or in an ornament sign ordinarily apply only to that
note, and do not apply to subsequent pitches in that measure. Add accidentals to main notes as
If an inflected pitch is repeated across a barline, the editor should add an accidental to
the first pitch of the new measure if it is missing in the source. But inflected notes tied across a
barline remain in effect.

*Add accidental if not in source.


*Add accidental if not in source.

Special care should be taken when dealing with octaves or crossing voices on a single
staff. It is necessary to repeat an accidental within a measure if two or more voices are notated
on one staff, especially when contrapuntal voices are performed by different instruments and in
keyboard music stemmed separately.

Redundant accidentals should be tacitly deleted; full-size cautionary accidentals may be

added tacitly for clarity. Editorial accidentals should be added in a smaller size when the reading
is ambiguous.
* *

*Delete redundant accidentals.


A cautionary accidental is recommended when diminished octaves occur either in

melodic lines or harmonies (e.g., in Wq 48/1/ii, m. 2, g vs. g).

Beaming and Stem Direction

The various publishers and copyists C. P. E. Bach dealt with had their own particular conventions
regarding beaming and stem direction, resulting in inconsistency between sources and often
making the music more difficult to read. We are not confined by the technological limitations
(or conventions) of eighteenth-century printing. Compare, for example, the original notation of
Wq 48/1, mm. 26–28, with a modernized version:
a. original

b. modern

In this edition, beaming and stem direction should be regularized according to the
following principles:
1. Stem direction for separate notes should change on the third staff line (stem
down for pitches on or above third line); but in the interests of better slurring
or melodic contour, it is acceptable to change the stem directions.


2. For notes beamed together on either side of the middle line, the greatest
distance from the middle governs stem direction but equally spaced distances
could go either way (try to follow established pattern, if any).

3. When notes share a single stem, if the note above is farther from the middle
line than the note below, the stem goes down; if the note below is farther from
the middle line than the note above, the stem goes up.

4. Avoid splitting a beam ( ) unless the pitches are two octaves apart, or one

octave apart across the grand staff in keyboard music.

5. If the beaming of 8th notes is inconsistent in the sources for no apparent

reason, the editor should normalize the beaming, taking into account the
rhythmic grouping and phrasing within a movement.
6. Modernize and regularize beaming of 16th-, 32nd-, and 64th-note groupings:

In keyboard music, the editor should follow the original beaming and stem direction
only when it bears on performance (i.e., whether the right or left hand is to be used; see example
on p. 24). In general, eighteenth-century notation was guided by the principle of avoiding ledger
lines between the upper and lower staff. But in modern notation, two or more ledger lines are
acceptable to avoid beaming across the upper and lower staff. Nevertheless, there may be times
when one has to beam across the staves. The position of the notes on the treble or bass clef may
help guide the eye of the performer and, if so, should follow the source reading. Conversely, the
placement on the staff may be changed to improve the reading for consistency and clarity.

When there are two notes a second apart on the same staff (representing two distinct
melodies or voice parts) and the upper note is dotted, the note-head position should be as follows:
upper note on the left with stem going up, lower note on the right with stem going down (see
m. 26 in the example on page 22, under “Beaming and Stem Direction”).

Beaming and Stem Direction in Wq 55/1

a. Original beaming and stem direction have been retained, as they imply use of the
l.h./r.h.; mm. 4 and 6, beaming respects rhythmic grouping (3 beats per measure),
while showing division between l.h./r.h; m. 6, 16th rests in source have been
a. deleted (cf. m. 57 in original print)

b. b. First and second endings have been modernized; m. 28a, last three notes of l.h. are
notated in treble clef for repeat to m. 1; m. 28b, last three notes of l.h. are notated
28 in bass clef2for continuation to29m. 29; m. 29, note 3 (e) has been moved to bass clef
to avoid beaming across staves

28 1 2 29


69 1 2

c. First and second endings have been modernized; m. 69a, last three notes of l.h. are
notated in bass clef for repeat to m. 29

69 1 2

In lieder, use opposing stems in the treble part to show the melody, but stem together
homorhythmic lines in the bass part.

Aufmunterung zur Tugend

Wq 195/1

Ins Reich ent fern ter E wig kei ten ver liert sich mein ent

Slurs and Ties

Whether or not to regularize slurring between instruments and parallel passages will be one of
the thorniest problems in editing Bach’s music. Many eighteenth-century composers and copyists
were not as precise as we would have liked. Source slurs may be ambiguously placed, or misplaced
without musical reason, especially once a regular pattern has been established. Therefore, editors
should be careful not to overrate differences in slurring, especially when working from a non-
autograph source as the basis for the edition.
The placement of ties and slurs, however, should be governed by the following rules:
1. Slurs are placed under the note heads if all the stems go up; slurs are placed
over the note heads if any or all of the stems go down

2. Articulation marks (dots and strokes) are generally placed inside the slurs;
ornaments are generally placed above notes and over slurs (see also appendix,
page 48)


3. When two notes are tied at the end of a slurred group, the slur should not
encompass the tied note(s)


4. When chords on a single stem are connected together by a slur and played by a
single instrument, only one slur is used


5. Generally, show melismatic slurring in vocal music only when beaming does
not reflect syllabification. Retain source slurring that shows phrasing or
syllabification and add slurs when necessary. Unnecessary slurring in vocal lines
may be deleted, and variants need not be reported in the commentary.
6. If two notes of the same pitch and rhythmic value are tied, the note value may
be changed as appropriate. For example: =  or  = 

Editors should not necessarily change different slurring or articulation between two
instruments; winds and strings could very possibly have differences for certain figures or passages.
There should be good reasons to regularize slurring or articulation in parallel passages, so as not
to neutralize intentionally introduced variety.
Editorial slurs that are not in sources used for the edition are given as dashed slurs.

Bass Figures
Figures will be set above the continuo line, with dynamics and directives below. Accidentals
are placed after the figures to which they apply. Bach’s large flat sign should be converted to
double flats (i.e., to lower an interval by a whole tone). Use , , and  alone for thirds, without
the numeral. Place accidentals after other figures as appropriate; sharped figures are normally
indicated using the following special “slash” characters:      .
Bach’s Versuch is perhaps the most comprehensive and influential account of thoroughbass
in the eighteenth century. However, the examples in the Versuch do not cover all harmonic
progressions, voice-leading, and keys that occur in Bach’s own music. For that reason, the Versuch
by itself cannot answer all questions about figured-bass notation that arise in editing particular
In establishing the text of Bach’s figuration, the edition takes into account Bach’s theory,
as described in the Versuch, and his practice, as seen in autographs, authorized manuscript
copies, and prints. In general, the edition attempts to preserve Bach’s own notation, emending
or adding figures only in case of error or omission. Emended figures should be discussed in the
commentary. In most cases, figures in square brackets are added only where their omission could
lead to misunderstanding in performance; the edition normally does not add figures in cases
where they would have been considered implicit in Bach’s day.

By and large, Bach used accidentals in figured bass to refer to the literal accidental needed
for the pitch that was to be played. For example, the figure  over the bass note F in the key of
D major indicates the pitch A (i.e., an F-sharp major triad). For simple major and minor triads,
Bach’s figuration typically omits accidentals for the fifth of the chord; his principle seems to be
that a fifth will be considered perfect unless otherwise notated. For example, a root-position
C-sharp major triad in the key of D major is typically figured simply , rather than  . In such
cases the edition does not add an accidental for the fifth.
Some aspects of Bach’s figured-bass notation are unusual or idiosyncratic. In most cases,
the edition retains these idiosyncracies (provided they come from an authorized source), while
including explanations of them in the critical report. For certain figures, particularly  and ,
Bach occasionally reverted to the older practice of using  to indicate the lowering of the pitch
by a half step for diminished intervals, regardless of the actual accidental required in the music.
Other unusual or relatively rare notations used by Bach include:
• The “Telemannischer Bogen,” . In Bach’s time, the figure  was often interpreted
as allowing the player to add the interval of a sixth to the chord, although the  was
omitted from the figuration. For instance,  indicates that the sixth should not be added
(see Versuch II:4, §3).
• The symbol  occasionally appears in the figuration of original sources of Bach’s works.
It indicates that the right hand is supposed to play the chord belonging to the following
note in the bass line (Versuch II:1, §76 and II:39, §3).
• The symbol  indicates that the sixth over the bass should be doubled, rather than the
bass note (Versuch II:6.1, §9 and ff.).
• In simple recitative, Bach ordinarily used short rhythmic values for notes in the bass
line of the continuo (most often quarter notes followed by rests). As a result, figures
often appear over rests in the bass. In such cases, the figures refer to the most recent
bass note, even if that note occurred several measures earlier. This notation should be
briefly explained in the volumes in which it occurs.

Bach consistently differentiated between “tasto solo,” by which he meant the performance
of the bass line alone by the left hand, and “unisono,” where the right hand is to play in octaves
with the left. The conclusion of such a passage is indicated in either case by (at least) a single
figure (see Versuch II:23, §8). All “tasto solo” and “unisono” markings are set above the continuo
line; “tasto” and “unis.” may be used as abbreviations if necessary.

Triplets and Similar Groupings

Numeric symbols indicating triplets or other rhythmic groupings are normally supplied tacitly
at the beam or stem side. In vocal music the numeric symbols are placed above the notes to avoid
conflicts with the text underlay. Unbeamed notes (e.g., a triplet group consisting of an 8th rest
with two 8th notes) are enclosed in open brackets with the numeric label (in this case, “3”).
All triplet numeric symbols are shown in italic type; we will make no distinction between
editorial additions and those in the source. Once a pattern is well established (say, after two
consecutive occurrences), the labels may be tacitly deleted. It is especially important to label
triplets occurring in  and  time, to distinguish the rhythmic value from even 8th notes (e.g., in
no. 3 of the Magnificat).

Bach distinguished between eight basic types of ornamentation in part I of the Versuch (see
CPEB:CW, VII/1, 61–138):

1. Appoggiatura (Vorschlag), see Versuch I:2.2, §1–26.

2. 2. Trill
Trill (Triller), see Versuch I:2.3, §1–21.
tr 2. Trill tr tr tr
2. Trill
tr tr tr tr
tr tr tr tr

a. Ascending trill
or trsee Versuch
a. Trill from below (Triller von unten), tr I:2.3, §22.
a. Ascending trill
or tr tr
a. Ascending trill
or tr tr
b. Descending trill
or tr
b. Descending trill
b. Trill from above (Triller von oben), see Versuch I:2.3,or§27. tr
b. Descending trill
or tr
c. Short trill
c. Short trill
c. Short trill
c. Short trill (Halber oder Prall-Triller), see Versuch I:2.3, §30–36.

3. Turn (Doppelschlag), see Versuch I:2.4, §1–26.

Adagio Moderato Presto

a. Trilled turn (prallender Doppelschlag), see Versuch I:2.4, §27–36.

b. Snapped turn (geschnellter Doppelschlag), see Versuch I:2.4, §33–36.

c. Turn from below (Doppelschlag von unten), see Versuch I:2.4, §37.

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4. Mordent (long and short), see Versuch I:2.5, §1–15.

(a) (b) (c)

5. Compound appoggiatura (Anschlag or Doppelvorschlag), see Versuch I:2.6, §1–11.

(a) (b) (c)

6. Slide (Schleifer), see Versuch I:2.7, §1–13.

(*) (a) (b)




Inverted turn (Schleiffer von dreyen Nötgen), see Versuch I:2.7, §5.
(a) (b) (c)

7. Snap (Schneller; also called inverted mordent), see Versuch I:2.8, §1–4.

8. Elaboration of fermate or cadences (Verzierungen der Fermaten), see Versuch I:2.9,


Ornaments, as a rule, should be reproduced exactly as they appear in the principal source, except
they should always be placed above the staff or on the stem side when two instruments share a
staff. A “+” (or “t.”) found in early sources may be converted to “tr.”
Do not add slurs from appoggiaturas to the main note. Appoggiaturas are normally set
cue-size with stems up, though in opposing voices on the same line they should follow the stem
direction of each part. Emend the rhythmic value of appoggiaturas when the source reading is in
error, and report the emendation in the commentary.
According to Bach, it is advisable to add accidental signs to the ornaments in order to
assist the performer. Therefore, accidentals should be retained in ornamentation. The accidental
is placed above or below the mordent and above or below the turn and trilled turn, depending on
whether it applies to the upper or lower neighbor and regardless of its placement in the original
source. If necessary, a turn may have two accidentals, referring to the upper and lower notes.
It is important to ensure that the standard ornament symbols (based on those given
in the Versuch) are used consistently to represent the same kind of ornaments throughout the
edition. If necessary, a list of ornaments appearing in a particular volume will be included in the

Authentic cadenzas, if available, should be included with each concerto at the appropriate point in
the movement (or in an appendix depending on the source situation). The complete manuscript
collection of authentic cadenzas (Wq 120) will also be published separately in series VIII.

The most common articulation marks used by Bach are the dot and stroke. These were used
with no apparent difference in sources to show detached notes. Exceptionally, Bach himself
substituted dots for strokes in the “Probestücke” sonatas to avoid possible confusion between

the stroke and the fingering number 1. Editors should use strokes, unless dots are required in a
particular context, for example, the portato (notes that are both slurred and dotted). Ambiguity
between dots and strokes in a particular source can be noted in the commentary. The Bebung
(vibrato; applicable only to the clavichord) should be retained as dots under a slur.
Articulations are placed at the note-head side unless two instruments share a line, in
which case the articulations go at the stem end. Similar passages in different voices and parallel
passages within the same voice are often inconsistent in original sources. The editor will need
to decide whether or not such passages should be regularized. Issues of interpretation may be
summarized in the critical report.
Dots and strokes added editorially are not distinguished graphically in the musical text,
but are mentioned in the commentary.

Dynamics and Other Expressive Marks

In single-staff instrumental music, dynamic and expressive markings (e.g., forte, pizzicato, dolce)
are placed below the staff; those that involve tempo or specify scoring (e.g., a 2, solo, tutti)
are generally placed above the staff. Source dynamics and trills are set in roman type; other
literal directives from the source will also be rendered in roman type. Editorial additions will
be rendered in italic type. The editor should be careful not to eradicate intended differences
between instruments.
Two instruments sharing the same line require only one set of dynamic symbols, but
symbols lacking in either part need to be mentioned in the critical commentary.
In two-staff instrumental music, such as keyboard music, dynamics and other directives
are placed between the staves. If the upper and lower staves have different dynamics, they are
placed above and below the staves. Editors should be sensitive to the optical placement of
Fermatas should be placed above all lines in an orchestral or chamber music score. In
keyboard music, the fermatas are placed above the treble and bass staves. In basso continuo parts,
fermatas are placed below figures.
In vocal and choral music, dynamics and other directives are placed above the staff, so as
not to interfere with the vocal text.
Any other performance direction that exceeds a few words should be placed as it appears
in the source unless it seems advisable to place it as a footnote on the music page.
Do not substitute hairpin crescendo/decrescendo marks for the words. Retain the
approximate spacing of the word crescendo if it shows where the marking applies in a certain

Do not add fingerings unless they are included in sources authorized by Bach. Fingerings are
normally set above ornaments (see appendix, page 48). Refer to Versuch I:1.

Notational Shorthand
In most cases, notational shorthand should be realized in full. In the absence of separate authentic
parts, and where there may be ambiguity in its realization, colla parte notation should be set in
angle brackets. Regularize all expressive marks (slurs, dynamics, articulation, etc.) either within
a part or between two or more parts (colla parte indications, such as violin II doubling violin
I, or a bassoon or viola doubling the basso). In some cases, it might be necessary to describe
idiosyncratic scribal practices in a source.
It is acceptable to use slashed quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, etc., where
there are repeated 8th or 16th notes. But this notation should only be used where it occurs in the
principal sources and after the pattern has been established; it should be avoided if it continues
for less than three consecutive measures in one part.
D.C. and D.S. material may be realized (repeats written out) for sake of clarity. D.C.,
D.S., and Fine indications go above and below the system in orchestral music, but only above in
keyboard music and chamber music.

Vocal Texts
Orthography, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization of German texts should be modernized
and standardized. In text underlay, the capitalization follows the modern rules of the language
(e.g., proper nouns in German). When text is repeated in vocal music, only use a period if a
complete sentence is repeated; otherwise use a comma. When necessary, the editor should expand
and complete any abbreviated text. Use italic type only when the text underlay is added by the
editor in ambiguous cases. Archaic words (e.g., kömmt instead of kommt) should be retained
when the spelling affects or might affect the pronunciation (e.g., Cimbel or Cymbel vs. modern
Zimbel), but they are to be used consistently in all parts.

Word division will be regularized, according to the rules of the respective languages in the
Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., chapter 10. In German texts, syllables normally divide after a
vowel; when two or more consonants stand between vowels, the word is usually divided before
the last of those consonants. For syllabification of German texts see Duden. The rule that the
letters “st” may now be separated will not be applied in the edition. In words where Duden allows
for historical as well as modern hyphenation, the historical is preferred. The edition will not
change ck to k-k (e.g., Glü-cke instead of Glük-ke). Adverbs such as “her-ab, hin-aus, vor-ü-ber,”
should be divided in the traditional manner. No apostrophe is needed if only the vowel “e” is
elided within a word and no misunderstanding is possible (e.g., “konnt” for “konnte” or “erfreun”
for “erfreuen”).
The editorial office will supply a separate typed text for vocal works showing word division
with hyphenation as a reference for encoding and proofreading. Following Bach’s practice, groups
of notes sung to a single syllable should be beamed together (whenever possible), and notes sung
to separate syllables should be stemmed separately.

Multiple Verses
Normally, only the first verse will be set in keyboard-vocal music, below the treble part, according
to Bach’s own procedure in the lieder. All verses, including the first, should be set in columns at
the end of the music in their original poetic form, and the verses should be numbered (in italic if
not numbered in the sources). The editorial offices will supply typed and edited versions of texts
on separate pages.

Sample poetic text:

Aufmunterung zur Tugend, Wq 195/1
1. Ins Reich entfernter Ewigkeiten
verliert sich mein entzückter Blick.
Ich seh das Glücke jetzt’ger Zeiten
weit hinter meinem Wunsch zurück.
Ist’s möglich? Konnt es ja mich blenden;
was ist es dann, als Dampf und Schein?
Nur aus der Zukunft reichen Händen
kann mich ein wahres Glück erfreun.

Sample text underlay:

Ins Reich ent-fern-ter E-wig-kei-ten ver-liert sich mein ent-zück-ter Blick. Ich seh das Glü-cke
jetzt’-ger Zei-ten weit hin-ter mei-nem Wunsch zu-rück. Ist’s mög-lich? Konnt es ja mich blen-
den; was ist es dann, als Dampf und Schein? Nur aus der Zu-kunft rei-chen Hän-den kann mich
ein wah-res Glück er-freun.

D.  Critical Report

The critical apparatus to the edition consists of the preface, the introduction, and the critical
report. Overlap between the introduction and the report should be restricted to general
statements regarding the history of the work, its transmission, and the sources on which the
edition is based.
Critical reports will fall into one of three basic patterns:
1. In volumes containing a small number of independent large-scale works, each
individual work will have its own separate critical report.
2. In volumes containing one or more collections, where there is minimal overlap of
sources between works, each collection will have its own separate critical report.
3. In anthologies of diverse pieces, with overlapping sources among them, all sources for
the volume will be grouped together in a single section followed by the commentaries.

The editorial office in consultation with the series editor will assist the editor in dealing
with the sources and commentaries.
The critical report for each work or group of works consists of two sections labeled
“Sources,” and “Commentary,” preceded by a list of general abbreviations (instruments and
voices, pitch notation), frequently cited references, and library sigla. These sections should be
subdivided in a pragmatic manner for the sake of clarity and organized according to the outline
Library Sigla
General Remarks
Description of Sources
Evaluation of Sources
General Remarks
Editorial Policies
Individual commentaries (and lists of emendations and/or variant readings)
Concordances (if needed)
Abbreviations have been discussed in section B above. Further information about the
subheadings under “Sources” and “Commentary” are provided below.

General Remarks
This section provides an opportunity to explain the terminology and organization of the
source section and commentary. When the critical report is relatively straightforward, it may
not be necessary to introduce a separate heading for “General Remarks” under “Sources” or

This section lists, describes, and evaluates the known sources of a given work. Since the edition is
to be based on the most authoritative and most reliable sources, the sources for each work should
be listed in order of importance. As a labeling system and for further reference in the critical
commentary, bold capital letters or bold capital letters with index numbers are used. We suggest
the following categories for classifying sources:
A Autograph MSS
B Other MSS used for the edition
C Prints used for the edition
D MSS not used for the edition
E Prints not used for the edition
OT Original texts and librettos
Q Sources of related works (Vergleichsquellen)

A sources may include partially autograph material (Teilautograph).

Within each category, MS sources should be labeled in alphabetical order by library
siglum and shelf number. Prints should be listed in chronological order by date of publication,
then alphabetically if more than one print dates from the same year. If no sources for a particular
category exist, simply omit those letters. Lost or missing sources should be labeled in brackets
and placed at the end of a section.
Please note that the labeling of sources cannot be done until the interrelationship and
relative value of the extant sources have been determined. Normally, a preliminary determination
of the relevant sources will be made by the respective series editor in consultation with the
editorial offices before a volume is assigned. The editor should always consult the series editor
and editorial office in evaluating the sources.
The editorial office will coordinate information about sources, and assist in providing
information. A, B, and C sources should be described more extensively in the critical report than
D or E sources. Editors should refer to earlier published volumes when these describe sources
relevant for their own edition.

Sources used for the edition (A, B, C)

These are the principal sources used to establish the musical text of the edition, including:
1. autographs;
2. original sets of parts;
3. house copies (MSS that served as CPEB’s personal reference copies);
4. authorized prints;
5. MSS known to have been authorized by CPEB; and
6. MSS that are shown to be directly dependent on original sources (e.g., sales copies
prepared or distributed by Bach’s heirs).
In cases where the extant original sources of types 1–4 leave no doubt of the intentions
of the composer, MSS of types 5 and 6 may already be irrelevant for establishing the musical text
of the edition. In rare cases, however, relatively remote sources may represent works or versions
that are not transmitted in authorized sources (e.g., most of CPEB’s juvenilia).

Sources not used for the edition (D, E)

These sources do not contribute to the musical text of the edition, though they may be important
documents in the history of transmission and reception of a work.
By definition the following types of sources are irrelevant for establishing the text:
1. Derivative copies (direct or indirect) of types 4–6 if their Vorlage have been preserved,
2. Copies and prints representing arrangements prepared without the consent of the
Sources that have no importance for the edition, for instance, early nineteenth-century copies
of original prints or extant sources, are identified by their library sigla and shelf numbers, and
their descent from authoritative sources noted. They need not be described in further detail.
Late-nineteenth-century or later MSS and prints should not be labeled, but may be mentioned
in a footnote.

Lost sources
Works listed in early catalogues or Wotquenne that are now apparently lost (e.g., Wq 138, 141, 186)
should be discussed in the appropriate volume, and the incipits included in the critical report.
Sources currently inaccessible or apparently lost should be mentioned, if their former
existence can be documented (e.g., Reichardt’s copy of the Sonata in F Minor, Wq 57/6). Their
sigla will be set in square brackets. The documentary evidence may consist of letters, auction and
sales catalogues, library catalogues, secondary literature and so on, as long as the documentation
allows for a proper identification of the work. Information about sources that cannot be properly
identified will be collected for future use.

Original text sources (OT)

For Bach’s vocal compositions the identification of the text sources is an important issue; ideally
the text version Bach relied on should be identified. The same restrictions of use that apply to
any earlier sources for comparison need to be observed when looking at the text version used by
Bach. (See “Sources of related works” below.)
Vocal texts will be printed in full as part of the edition and should match the text underlay
of the music (omitting hyphenation and repetitions or inversions as a result of the compositional
process). Discrepancies between non-musical text sources and the edition are documented by
means of footnotes in the libretto. A critical edition of the text (e.g., source-critical studies on the
texts set in vocal compositions) is beyond the scope of the edition.

Sources of related works (Q)

Many cross relationships among Bach’s works have hitherto been identified. Sources for one
work may therefore shed light on editorial problems encountered with another work. The most
obvious cases are the re-use of thematic material or whole movements in another context and
parody movements among the vocal compositions (e.g., C. P. E. Bach reworked the opening
chorus, “Danket dem Herrn,” of H 824e as “Siehe da!” in the Michaelisturms Musik, H 823 a
year later). Further examples are compositions by other composers that served as the basis for
movements in Bach’s vocal compositions.
A distinction needs to be made between sources for comparison that predate a work or
version of a work under discussion, and the later re-use of the material itself. In the strict sense of
the word only the former category may have any impact on the edition; the latter category can be
used for comparison only in cases of incomplete or distorted transmission and should therefore
be discussed only in the context of the work’s history in the introduction or commentary.

Description of Sources—Manuscripts
The source description collects information about the physical structure, the contents, the titles,
the scribes, and the provenance of a source and its use in the edition. In general, all sources used
for the edition should be examined in person by the editor or a member of the editorial board.
Credit may be given if information on a specific source was provided by another person. It should
be mentioned explicitly if any principal sources were not consulted in the original.
The source description will vary in length and precision according to the status of the
sources. Even for sources by unknown copyists and shown to be of no significance for the edition
the description should provide sufficient information to stimulate further research. Consult
and cite scholarly descriptions of sources published elsewhere, especially library catalogues and
critical reports of the NBA. Most D and E sources can be described in a sentence or two.
Each manuscript listing will begin with a brief summary, as in the following example:

B 11 D-Dl, Mus. 3029-T-17

MS in the hand of Anon. 303, Berlin, before 1760
41 leaves in upright format (33.5 x 21.5 cm)
Watermark: monogram FR (fascicle I); no apparent watermarks in the other fascicles
Ruled with 12 and 14 staves in keyboard format, probably with one or more single rastra
Provenance: Johann Andr[eas] Schumann—V. Lasserré—[. . .]—Lengfeld’sche Buchhandlung,
Cologne—D-Dl (1930)
1. Label (A 1, A 2, etc. in bold) RISM siglum (or library name), complete shelf number.
2. Brief description with place and date of origin; be as specific as possible whether it is a
score, collection, composite MS, or set of parts; mention scribe(s) if known.
3. Physical description, including total number of pages (leaves, folios, etc.) in MS, format
(oblong or upright), measurements (height x width to the nearest half cm).
4. Paper type(s) used, including watermarks; if not able to identify, simply state “no
apparent watermark” at the end of line 3. For paper without watermarks, state “only
chain lines visible.”
5. Rastrological information, such as the number of staff lines on each page, if relevant.
6. Provenance (in chronological order citing catalogues when possible). Complicated or
uncertain transmission should be explained in more detail in the body of the entry.
7. Catalogue (when applicable). Give references to published catalogues and secondary

Coverings, wrappers, or binding may be briefly described in the entry (e.g., color and
material) along with a transcription of any titles. Mention published facsimiles for complete
MSS or prints.

The contents of sources used for the editions (MSS and prints) should be listed or summarized.
An index in the form of a table is recommended for an Anthology (Sammelband, i.e., works by
multiple authors) or Collection (works by single author). The following information should be
• Number and order of pieces (mention original numbering if any)
• Page numbers or foliation within the source
• Composer’s name for each work unless all contents are by CPEB
• Original caption heading or a standardized short title
• Key
• Catalogue numbers (Wq or H nos. should be included in Comments)

For a Composite MSS (Konvolut) containing items that originated independently of each other,
the table may be reduced to the utmost brevity for all fascicles that are of no interest for the
current volume. In source descriptions, use a number in parentheses after the shelf mark to
identify the pertinent fascicle. For example: Q 1  D-B, Mus. ms. 1334 (6) [instead of fascicle VI].
Consult the in-house editor for examples of how lists of contents are to be formatted.

Sets of Parts
Sets of parts may be presented in a table; if duplicate copies of a partbook exist and their model
can be established, the Vorlage should precede the duplicates. The first column contains the label
of the source (normally, the abbreviation of the voice/instrument in bold type). If the numbering
of the parts for the purpose of the edition diverges from the order in which the copies are
preserved or foliated, the original numbers are given in parentheses. Consult the in-house editor
for examples of preferred table formats.
Editors should be aware that sets of parts originally belonging to different performances
have often been preserved together in the course of transmission history (cf. Peter Wollny,
“Anmerkungen zur Überlieferungs- und Aufführungsgeschichte des Magnificat Wq 215 von Carl
Philipp Emanuel Bach,” in Frankfurt/Oder 1998, 15–29). These sets need to be clearly separated
to minimize the risk of conflation. Sources that have originated independently of each other
should receive different but related sigla (e.g., D 6a, D 6b, D 6c); later additions or replacement
copies may be entered after the original copies belonging to one set of parts.

Information about the scribe of a work does not need to be repeated if it is already part of the
heading of the source. Anonymous copyists involved in a larger number of sources or contributing
to special collections will be referred to by nicknames (e.g., “Anon. 301”). A list of nicknames
based on Kast, Wutta, and others will be maintained by the editorial office. Further information
about the scribes found in the original sources will be collected in series VIII and should not be
repeated excessively. Scribes who cannot be identified by name will be designated as “unknown
Keep in mind that division of labor among several scribes is possible, especially in
commercial and institutional copies. Typical cases include:
• Titles and headings in a hand different from the main body of a text
• Duplicate copies among sets of parts in a hand different from the main copyist
• Dynamic markings, bass figures, or text underlay in a different hand
In cases like these the contribution of each scribe must be mentioned and the relationship
among the scribes should be established.
Be aware that the status of a copyist is not automatic proof for the authorization and
quality of a source. Copyists such as Michel and Anon. 305 worked not only for the composer
but also for commercial distributors (such as Westphal).

The history of the ownership of the sources should be documented as thoroughly as is feasible.
The most relevant pieces of information are the provenance and history of ownership (where the
source originated or to whom it belonged, and the date of acquisition by the present owner). In
many cases additional information can be deduced from the source (interim possessors’ marks,
numbering systems referring to larger collections) or from secondary sources such as library,
auction, and sales catalogues.

Description of Sources—Prints
Prints are listed in chronological order by publication date, alphabetical order by author (for
books) and title (for periodicals). Each print listing includes a brief summary, as in the following


Keyboard anthology printed in movable type, Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1756–57

Oblong format (25.5 x 31 cm); 2 vols., 56 pp. + 58 pp.

Watermark (exemplar in B-Bc): Unicorn

Catalogue: RISM B II, p. 298

1. Label (C 1, C 2, etc. in bold) Full transcription of the title page (see below). RISM
siglum (or library name), complete shelf number.

2. Brief description with place, publisher, and date of origin (if known); be as specific as
possible whether it is a score, anthology, composite MS, or set of parts.

3. Physical description, including format (oblong or upright), measurements (H x W to

the nearest half cm); total number of pages.

4. Watermarks (identify the location of the exemplars examined); if not able to identify,
simply state “no apparent watermark” at the end of line 3.

5. Catalogue reference (normally RISM B II, but other catalogues might be included).
The editor should list only the surviving copies (with library siglum and shelf number)
that have been examined.

Title Transcription
For books, give normal bibliographical citation (as above in section B): author, title (in italics),
no. of vols. (city: publisher, date).
For prints and MSS, show line breaks with verticule (vertical line), and double lines to
show break before publication details; mention illustration or vignettes in square brackets.
The transcription should provide the original wording of the source. Later additions to
the title (possessors’ marks, corrections, identifications, numberings) should be addressed and
explained but not included in the transcription. Shelf numbers, possessors’ marks or stamps, and
Wq numbers or the like need not be mentioned unless they provide clues otherwise not available
about the transmission of a source.
Represent original type:
CAPS for CAPS; lowercase for lowercase; italics (CAPS and lowercase) only when
actually used in prints; show small caps only when used with CAPS in the
same word or phrase.
Show double vs. single hyphens, and superscript numbers and letters. Take care to
show whether closing punctuation occurs inside or outside the quotes in a
Do not attempt to distinguish between Fraktur and roman type.

Printed Parts
Violini, Violetta e Basso; | con due Corni e due Flauti per rinforza; | DEDICATI | ALL’
&c. &c. | e composti | da | CARLO FILIPPO EMANVELE BACH, | Maestro di Capella
de S. A. R. M. la Principessa Amalia di Prussia, Badessa | di Quedlinburgo, e Direttore di
Musica della Republica di Hamburgo. || In Hamburgo. | Alle Spese dell’ Autore. | 1772.

7 parts, printed from type by Georg Ludwig Winter in Berlin and possibly another printer;
published at the composer’s expense, Hamburg, 1772
Upright format (untrimmed, 36.5 x 23.0 cm)
Watermark (exemplars in US-AA and US-Wc): a) crowned double-headed eagle with sword
and scepter above W; b) P[F?]TH above R
Catalogues: RISM A/I/1, B 53; Leisinger/Wollny, 351–52 (B-Bc, 5893); The Breitkopf
Thematic Catalogue: The Six Parts and Sixteen Supplements 1762–1787, ed. Barry S. Brook
(New York: Dover, 1966), col. 479, “VI. Conc. di C. P. E. Bach”; Katalog der Sammlung Anthony
van Hoboken in der Musiksammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, vol. 1: Johann
Sebastian Bach und seine Söhne, ed. Thomas Leibnitz (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1982), 94

Known exemplars (complete set of parts unless otherwise noted): A-Wgm, VII 43733 (H 31213)
[cemb only]; A-Wgm, VII 3871 (H 31212); A-Wgm, VII 3871 (H 31214) [cemb only]; A-Wn,
S. H. C. P. E. Bach 6 [lacks hn/fl]; B-Bc, 5893; D-B, SA 2585; D-B, SA 4262; D-Dl, 3029-0-1;
D-Dl, 3029-0-1a [lacks cemb]; D-Gs, 2 Mus VII 684 [cemb, B, hn/fl]; D-Sh, B.I.4a [lacks cemb];
DK-Kk, mu 6309.1134; F-Pn, A.315 [cemb only]; GB-Lbl, K.2.i.26; I-Vc, VII C70 2096 [lacks
vn II]; N-Ou, Tb 116 [lacks hn/fl]; US-AA, M1010.B12 C743; US-Wc, M1010.A2 B13 W.43

The title page is printed separately on a single bifolio (title page, verso blank, dedication, verso
blank). A list of subscribers was also issued on a separate sheet (30 x 20 cm). (See plates 3–4.)
The set of parts include the following:
CEMBALO. 19 bifolios, signatures labeled A–T ( J omitted) (pp. 1–76), upper staff in soprano clef. (See
plate 5.)
CORNO PRIMO (incl. “Flauto Imo”): 2 ½ bifolios A–C (pp. 1–10).
CORNO SECONDO (incl. “Flauto IIdo”): 2 ½ bifolios A–C (pp. 1–10).
VIOLINO PRIMO. 6 bifolios A–F (part title + pp. 2–24).
VIOLINO SECONDO. 6 bifolios A–F (part title + pp. 2–24).
VIOLETTA. 5 ½ bifolios A–F (part title + pp. 2–21, p. 22 is blank).
BASSO. 5 bifolios A–E (part title + pp. 2–20).
Individual signatures are imprinted “C. P. E. Bachs VI. Clav. Concerte.” (cembalo), or “C. P. E.
Bach, VI. Conc. per il Cemb.” (violin I, II, viola, Basso, horn I, II).

Evaluation of Sources
This section offers the conclusions drawn from the interrelationship of sources and offers
evidence for the distinction between sources used for the edition and those not used. The
interrelationship of the sources needs to be established on the basis of comparison between the
readings and supported by information on the origin and provenance.
Here editors must use all their philological and scientific skills in examining and
evaluating the sources. Most important, they should present the basic evidence, including specific
problems of music sources: for instance, copyists may be reliable in some respects, but negligent
in others. Stemmata are necessary only in exceptional cases (e.g., the Passions-Cantate). Showing
relationships among source readings is especially important for the solo keyboard music and
concertos where a work may survive in several slightly different versions.
The editor should attempt to compare all available engraved copies of the following
works: Wq 111, 48, 49, 63, 11, 25, and 177. There is evidence that changes were made during the
printing, so readings from print to print may vary slightly.

The commentary generally begins with a section of general remarks and/or editorial policies,
explaining how to use the commentary and clarifying particular editorial procedures.
It is the policy of the edition to base the edition on a single principal source; this should
be the best source available, based on its closeness to the composer and relative accuracy. The
principal source should be explicitly identified for each work. Other sources close to the composer
or of relative merit will be classified as “sources used for comparison.”

Any substantive difference between the edition and the principal source is an editorial
emendation and is reported in the commentary (see samples, p. 44). Editorial problems and/
or evidence of significant compositional revision should be clearly addressed and not hidden
in tables. Revisions in an autograph score or parts should be reported if legible and mentioned
if not legible. Extensive compositional changes and revisions in a source should be reported in
separate tables.
In works that survive with more than one source—usually both an autograph score
and original performing parts—variants and emendations are reported in a single list. All
discrepancies between the principal sources and the edition are listed, except for the tacit
adaptation and regularization described in the general preface. Readings from sources of related
works (category “Q” above) are only reported when necessary for the purpose of clarification or
emendation of readings. Errors found in derivative copies among the original set of parts (i.e.,
duplicate parts copied from other parts, transposed organ parts) are not itemized. Similarly,
errors or inconsequential variant readings in the auxiliary system of recitatives (e.g., the basso
continuo line in a vocal part, or the vocal line in a continuo part) are reported only when they lead
to emendations in the main text.
Significant variants among the “sources used for comparison” are reported and discussed
separately from the emendations and revisions. Variant readings should be presented in tabular
form (see samples, p. 45). Issues specific to a particular work or source(s) should be discussed
with reference to facsimile plates whenever possible. Speculative explanation should be kept
to a minimum; however, it is helpful to refer to the correct reading for easier reference and to
understand better the differences (e.g., note 1 is g not a).
As a practical matter, editors should indicate emendations and variant readings on the
music proofs (circled and marked “CR” in the margin) to assist the editorial office in vetting the
wording of the report.
In the commentary, we are concerned primarily with the basic musical text, rather than
other aspects of presentation such as the layout of the page, which are dealt with in the source
description. Thus, the look of the music in the edition is subject to tacit standardization, while
emendations to and variants in the text (pitches and rhythms, as well as phrasing, articulation,
dynamics, etc.) are reported.
Measures, voices, and note or rest counts should refer to the reading of the edition,
because the sources may not always have the same number of elements. Patterns recurring more
than once within a movement can be listed under their first appearance or can be described in a
full sentence preceding the table.
• Use cardinal numbers (note/beat 1, 2, 3) rather than ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd
note/beat) in counting elements.
• Within a measure, notes and rests are counted separately.
• Appoggiaturas are not counted unless the reading refers to them, in which case refer
to the “appoggiatura to note 3.”
• Do not count a note tied from a preceding note within a measure, but a tied note over
a barline will count as note 1 in that measure. This includes ties added editorially.

• In keyboard music we use roman numeral I to refer to the treble (upper) staff and
numeral II to refer to the bass (lower) staff, always as the notation is distributed in
the edition and not in the sources, which may vary. In contrapuntal textures, you
might refer to the upper, lower, or middle voice on either staff.
• Sequences of pitches are separated by en-dashes; notes in a chord are separated with
a plus sign (+) from lowest to highest pitch.
In reporting errors in rhythms, always give the full reading of the source (e.g., “source X
has  instead of ” not “source X lacks dot”; the text may require a dotted whole note, but the
source reading is a whole note). Avoid the indefinite article “a”, which can easily be confused with
the pitch a.
Any differences between the underlay reading of the musical source(s) and the original
printed source of a text—such as changes of words, the addition or omission of lines or stanzas,
significant differences in orthography or punctuation—should be noted in the commentary.
But in a case where Bach asked his publisher to correct a mistake regarding the underlay (e.g.,
his letter to Breitkopf, dated 21 March 1774; see CPEB–Letters, 48), the edition will give the
corrected reading with a note regarding the printer’s error and a reference to the letter.

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Sample Emendation Reports

Editorial emendations:
Mm. Staff Remarks

8 I slur added on notes 1–2 by analogy with B 1

32 I stroke on note 3 deleted; cf. m. 11
51 II lower voice in chord 3 changed from g to g by analogy with m. 47
45 II lower voice, note 2 changed from d to c by analogy with m. 2

Editorial emendations:
Mm. Part Remarks

1, 3 vn II notes 3–4 in B 1 are  instead of ; emended to agree with vn I, va

6 fl emended by analogy with m. 27; original reading:

25 va rhythm of notes 1–2 changed from   to  to accord with bc

29 bc note 5, fig.  changed to 
83 vc f moved from note 1 to 2; cf. B 1 (mm. 29, 33)
127 fl I notes 4–6 in A are g–f –e; emended to f –e–d to agree with vn I

Sample Variant Reports

Variant readings in B 2:

Mm. Staff Remarks

10 I note 2 lacks 
32 I notes 3–4 lack slur
55 I beat 2, chord is f+a+d+d
98 II lower voice, note 5 is b

164–65 I

Variants in B 1:
Mm. Part Remarks

21 va note 1 lacks f
24 bc lacks unisono
74 bc note 5, fig. is 
11 vn note 4 is 
42 ob note 2 is g instead of f

E. Appendices

Simple Codes for Musical Symbols

In preparing your introduction and critical commentary, please use the following codes, including
the angle brackets (< >). This way the copyeditor or typesetter can easily search and replace the
codes with the appropriate music font. Please do not create your own music symbol notation or

<#> (the pound key) for  sign <x> (lowercase letter x) for  sign
<b> (lowercase letter b) for  sign <B> (uppercase letter B) for  sign
<h> (lowercase letter h) for  sign
<’’> (single quotes) for prime sign to identify pitch

Figured bass
Enclose figured bass symbols in angle brackets, and separate with slashes starting with the
highest one (e.g., <7/4/2>). Use the plus sign <4+> to show raised intervals and the lowercase
letter B <5b> to show flat intervals.

Meter signatures
<C> (uppercase letter C) for common time 
<c> (lowercase letter c) for cut time 
<2/4> (etc.) for other time signatures

<t> (lowercase letter t) for  <turn> for 
<short t> for  <t turn> for 
<long t> for  <m> (lowercase m) for 
<t from above> for  <slide> for 
<t from below> for  <inv turn> for 

Musical examples
Music or rhythmic examples for variant readings are indicated by <Ex. xy> in the critical
commentary and itemized on separate sheets for the engraver. (Note: They can be numbered
in the sequence of their creation by the editor and need not be numbered in the order in which
they will finally appear in the edition.) For multi-movement works it may be appropriate to use
a system like <Ex. 1.1>, <Ex. 1.2>, <Ex. 14.1> for examples for movements 1 and 14 respectively.

Typographical Differentiation in the Notation

Musical elements Rendering of principal Rendering of alteration

source reading (by analogy or editorial emendation)
Headings regular italic
Numbers (movements) regular italic
Tempo indications bold italic
Clefs standard size standard size with report
Main notes full size small
Accidentals to main notes* full size small
Appoggiaturas small small with report
Accidentals to appoggiaturas small small with report
Rests full size small
Dots and strokes full size full size with report
Ornaments full size small
Dynamics and trill sign regular italic
Slurs and ties normal dashed
Fermatas full size small
Literal directives regular italic
Triplets italic italic (tacit change)
Figured bass symbols normal in square brackets

* N.B. Cautionary accidentals are given full-size where the identity of the pitch is not in doubt.
3 3 3 3 3 3

3 4 4 3
1 1 4 2
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5 1
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2 6 markings
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3 set2 in the following hierarchy
6 (from top to bottom):
1. Fingering p

3 4 3 5
2. Ornament
32 3
5 5 4 3 5

2 1
3. Articulation (slurs,
ties, strokes, dots)
4. Note
33 head

3 2 5 2 1
5 5
a. Example of fingering plus ornament and slur:
3 4 4 3
4 3 3 4 5 1 2 3 5
p 1 1 f 2 1 3

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37 3 3
59 3
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4 3

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2 b.1Example
3 of ornament
5 2 1
2plus tie:
4 3 5 4
4 6 5 4
2 1 4 41 2 3 6 6 2 6

71 3 3
3 2


f c. Example of ornament
p plus stroke and slur:
3 3 3

f 84

f p

Fermatas are placed above ornaments, but below figures:

misst. 3 3 3
Mit Zit tern nennt sie
9 8
7 94 7 tr 4 3

f p

General Abbreviations Master List: Published Volumes Version updated June 2016


A alto
ACPB Anna Carolina Philippina Bach, CPEB’s daughter
Anh. Anhang (appendix)
Anon. used in Kast (see below) for designations of anonymous
copyists found in Bach sources; e.g., “Anon. 301”
arr. arrangement, arranged by/for
B bass
BA Bach-Archiv Leipzig
bc basso continuo
bn bassoon (fagotto)
cb contrabass
cemb cembalo
cl clarinet
conc concertato
CPEB Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
div. divisi, division
facs. facsimile
fig(s). figure(s)
Fk Falck catalogue number
fl flute
fp fortepiano
H Helm catalogue number
hn horn (corno)
Hob Hoboken catalaogue number
hp harp
Hz Herz (measure of pitch frequency)
JCB Johann Christian Bach
JCFB Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
JMB Johanna Maria Bach, CPEB’s wife
JSB Johann Sebastian Bach
kbd keyboard

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L Lorenz catalogue number

l.h. left hand
m(m). measure(s)
MS(S) manuscript(s)
ob oboe
org organ
perf. performer, performed by
rec recorder
r.h. right hand
rip ripieno
S soprano
SA Sing-Akademie zu Berlin (collection on deposit in D-B)
SBB Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B) and its predecessor
T tenor
timp timpani
tpt trumpet
trb trombone
Ty Terry catalogue number
v(v). verse(s)
va viola
var. variant, variation(s)
vc violoncello
vdg viola da gamba
vle violone
vn violin
Warb Warburton catalogue number
Wf Wohlfarth catalogue number
WFB Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Wq Wotquenne catalogue number

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Wq n.v. “Wotquenne nicht verzeichnet”; numbers assigned in Kast to

works attributed to CPEB that are not listed in the Wotquenne
Z Zahn catalogue number

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Aigner Aigner, Theodor. Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Johann

Mederitsch detto Gallus. Munich: Musikverlag Katzbichler, 1974.
AK 1805 Verzeichniß von auserlesenen, gut conditionirten, zum Theil sauber
gebundenen, meistens neuen Büchern und kostbaren Werken aus allen
Theilen der Künste und Wissenschaften und in mehreren Sprachen welche
nebst den Musikalien aus dem Nachlaß des seel. Kapellmeisters C.P.E.
Bach .... Hamburg, 1805.
Alvini Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Clavier-Sonaten für Kenner und Liebhaber.
Facsimile of the 1st edition with an introduction by Laura Alvini.
Florence: Studio per edizioni scelte, 1988.
AMZ Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung
Augsbach Augsbach, Horst. Johann Joachim Quantz. Thematisch-systematisches
Werkverzeichnis (QV). Stuttgart: Carus, 1997.
Autobiography C.P.E. Bach’s autobiography in Carl Burney’s der Musik Doctors
Tagebuch seiner musikalischen Reisen. Vol. 3, Durch Böhmen, Sachsen,
Brandenburg, Hamburg und Holland, 199–209. Hamburg, 1773.
BA 1789 Verzeichniß auserlesener theologischer, juristischer, medicinischer,
historischer, moralischer, ökonomischer und in die schönen Wissenschaften
einschlagender mehrentheils neuer gebundener Bücher in allerley Sprachen
nebst einigen Musikalien und Kupferstichen .... Hamburg, 1789.
Bach-Dokumente I, II, III, Bach-Dokumente
IV, V, VI Vol. 1, Schriftstücke von der Hand Johann Sebastian Bachs. Edited by
Werner Neumann and Hans-Joachim Schulze. Kassel: Bärenreiter,
Vol. 2, Fremdschriftliche und gedruckte Dokumente zur Lebensgeschichte
Johann Sebastian Bachs, 1685–1750. Edited by Werner Neumann and
Hans-Joachim Schulze. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1969.
Vol. 3, Dokumente zum Nachwirken Johann Sebastian Bachs, 1750–
1800. Edited by Hans-Joachim Schulze. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1972.
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Vol. 4, Bilddokumente zur Lebensgeschichte Johann Sebastian Bachs. /

Pictorial Documents of the Life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Edited by
Werner Neumann. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1979.
Vol. 5, Dokumente zu Leben, Werk und Nachwirken Johann Sebastian
Bachs: 1685–1800; Neue Dokumente, Nachträge und Berichtungen zu
Band I–III. Edited by Hans-Joachim Schulze and Andreas Glöckner.
Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2007.
Vol. 6, Ausgewählte Dokumente zum Nachwirken Johann Sebastian
Bachs, 1801–1850. Edited by Andreas Glöckner, Anselm
Hartinger, and Karen Lehmann. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2007.
Baselt Baselt, Bernd. Händel-Handbuch. Vol. 3, Thematisch-systematisches
Verzeichnis: Instrumentalmusik, Pasticci und Fragmente. Kassel:
Bärenreiter, 1986.
Berg Berg, Darrell, ed. The Collected Works for Solo Keyboard by Carl Philipp
Emanuel Bach, 1714–1788. 6 vols. New York: Garland, 1985.
Berg 1983 Berg, Darrell M. “C.P.E. Bach’s ‘Variations’ and ‘Embellishments’ for
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Berg 1986 C.Ph.E. Bach. Klaviersonaten. Auswahl. Edited by Darrell M. Berg. 3
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Berg 1998 Berg, Darrell M. “C.P.E. Bach’s Organ Sonatas: A Musical Offering for
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Berg 2006 Berg, Darrell M. “Sources of C.P.E. Bach’s Solo Keyboard Works in the
Sing-Akademie Archives.” In CPEB-Studies 2006, 67–83.
Berg 2009 Berg, Darrell M. The Correspondence of Christian Gottfried Krause: A
Music Lover in the Age of Sensibility. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009.
Biehahn 1961 Biehahn, Erich. Kunstwerke der Deutschen Staatsbibliothek. Berlin:
Henschelverlag, 1961.
Bitter Bitter, Carl Hermann. Carl Philipp Emanuel und Wilhelm Friedemann
Bach und deren Brüder. 2 vols. Berlin: Wilhelm Müller, 1868.
BJ Bach-Jahrbuch
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Blanken Blanken, Christine. Die Bach-Quellen in Wien und Alt-Österreich:

Katalog. 2 vols. Leipziger Beiträge zur Bach-Forschung 10. Hildesheim:
Georg Olms, 2011.
Blanken 2006 Blanken, Christine. “Zur Werk- und Überlieferungsgeschichte des
Magnificat Wq 215 von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.” BJ (2006): 229–
Blanken 2011 Blanken, Christine. “Die Berlin-Breslauer Überlieferung des Magnificat
von C.P.E. Bach.” In Frankfurt/Oder 2009, 19–40.
Blechschmidt Blechschmidt, Eva Renate. Die Amalien-Bibliothek: Musikbibliothek der
Prinzessin Anna Amalia von Preußen (1723–1787). Berlin:
Merseburger, 1965.
Boomhower Boomhower, Daniel F. “C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of
Congress.” Notes 70 (2014): 597–660. Includes “Inventory,” pp. 625–
BR Bach-Repertorium. Analytisch-bibliographisches Verzeichnis der Werke der
BR-CPEB Enßlin, Wolfram, Uwe Wolf, and Christine Blanken. Carl Philipp
Emanuel Bach. Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen
Werke. Pt. 2, Vokalwerke. Stuttgart: Carus, 2014.
BR-JCFB Leisinger, Ulrich. Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach. Thematisch-
systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke. Stuttgart: Carus,
BR-WFB Wollny, Peter. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Thematisch-systematisches
Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke. Stuttgart: Carus, 2012.
Bruhn Bruhn, Hans. Die Kandidaten der hamburgischen Kirche von 1654 bis
1825: Album Candidatorum. Hamburg: J.J. Augustin, 1963.
Burney 1775 Burney, Charles. The Present State of Music in Germany, the Netherlands
and United Provinces. 2nd ed. 2 vols. London, 1775.
Busch Busch, Gudrun. C.Ph.E. Bach und seine Lieder. Regensburg: Gustav
Bosse, 1957.
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Cat. Breitkopf The Breitkopf Thematic Catalogue: The Six Parts and Sixteen
Supplements, 1762–1787. Edited by Barry S. Brook. New York: Dover,
Cat. Gähler Verzeichniß der hinterlassenen BücherSammlung des verstorbenen
Conferenzraths und Bürgermeisters, Herrn Casper Siegfried Gähler, …
dritter Theil, enthaltend: Die musicalische Bibliothek, aus musicalischen
Schriften und Musicalien der berühmtesten und ältesten und neuern
Componisten bestehend …. Altona, 1826.
Cat. Hoboken Katalog der Sammlung Anthony van Hoboken in der Musiksammlung der
Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek: Musikalische Erst- und Frühdrucke.
Vol. 1, Johann Sebastian Bach und seine Söhne. Edited by Thomas
Leibnitz. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1982.
Cat. J.J.H. Westphal “Catalogue thématique des oeuvres de Ch. Ph. Emm. Bach.” MS in
B-Br, Fétis 5218 (Ms. II 4140 Mus.).
Cat. Meyer 2012 De la collection musicale André Meyer: vente à Paris, mardi 16 octobre,
mercredi 17 octobre 2012. Paris: Sotheby’s, 2012.
Cat. Poelchau “Porträt-Sammlung von Georg Poelchau.” MS in D-B, Mus. ms. theor.
Kat. 131.
Cat. Poelchau 1832 Poelchau, Georg. “Die handschriftlichen praktischen Wercke.”
Berlin, 1832. MS in D-B, Mus. ms. theor. Kat. 41.
Cat. Prieger Kinsky, Georg. Musiksammlung aus dem Nachlasse Dr. Erich Prieger-
Bonn. Vol. 3. Cologne: M. Lempertz, 1924.
Cat. Rellstab 1784 Verzeichniss einer Manuscript wie auch gedruckten MusikalienSammlung
musikalischen Instrumenten und Büchern, welche um beygesetzte Preise
verkauft oder unter nachstehenden Bedingungen verliehen werden bey
J.C.F. Rellstab. Berlin, 1784.
Cat. Rellstab 1790 Vollständiges Verzeichniss aller gedruckten, gestochenen und geschriebenen
Musikalien wie auch musikalischen Instrumenten welche zu Berlin beym
Musik- und Instrumentenhändler J.C.F. Rellstab ... zu haben sind. Berlin,
c. 1790.
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Cat. Ringmacher Catalogo de’ Soli, Duetti, Trii, Quadri, Quintetti, Partite, de’ Concerti e
delle Sinfonie per il Cembalo, Violino, Flauto Traverso ed altri Stromenti
che si trovano in Manoscritto nella Officina musica de Christiano Ulrico
Ringmacher, Libraio in Berolino. Berlin, 1773.
Cat. Schwencke Verzeichniss der von dem verstorbenen Herrn Musikdirektor C.F.G.
Schwencke hinterlassenen Sammlung von Musikalien aus allen Fächern der
Tonkunst ... welche am 30sten August und folgende Tage im Kramer-
Amthause, ... öffentlich verkauft werden soll. Hamburg, 1824.
Cat. Traeg Verzeichniß alter und neuer sowohl geschriebener als gestochener
Musikalien, welche in der Kunst- und Musikalienhandlung des Johann
Traeg zu Wien, in der Singerstrasse Nr. 957. zu haben sind. Vienna,
1799. 2nd ed. Vienna, 1804.
Cat. Westphal 1772 Verzeichnis von Musicalien so bey Johann Christoph Westphal und
Compagnie in Hamburg in Commißion zu haben sind. Hamburg, 1772.
Cat. Westphal 1778 Anhang zum Verzeichniss von Musicalien welche bey Johann Christoph
Westphal & Comp. auf die grosse Bleichen in Hamburg zu haben sind.
Hamburg, 1778.
Cat. Westphal 1782 Verzeichniss derer Musicalien welche in der Niederlage auf den grossen
Bleichen bey Johann Christoph Westphal und Comp. in Hamburg in
Commißion zu haben sind. Hamburg, 1782.
Cat. Westphal c. 1790 Folgende des sel. Hrn. Capelmeister C.P.E. Bach musicalische Werke,
finden sich in der musikalischen Niederlage bey Joh. Christ. Westphal &
Comp. in Hamburg, oder sind zu verschaffen. Hamburg, c. 1790.
Cat. Wolffheim Versteigerung der Musikbibliothek des Herrn Dr. Werner Wolffheim. 2
vols. Berlin: Breslauer and Liepmannssohn, 1928–29.
Cat. Zelter “Catalog musikalisch-literarischer und practischer Werke aus dem
Nachlasse des Königl: Professors Dr. Zelter.” MS in D-B, N. Mus. ms.
theor. 30.
CB 1787 Choral-Buch für das neue Hamburgische Gesangbuch. Edited by
Diederich Christian Aumann. Hamburg, 1787.
Clark Clark, Stephen Lewis. “The Occasional Choral Works of C.P.E. Bach.”
Ph.D. diss., Princeton University, 1984.
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CPEB-Beiträge Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Beiträge zu Leben und Werk. Edited by
Heinrich Poos. Mainz: Schott, 1993.
CPEB-Briefe Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Briefe und Dokumente. Kritische
Gesamtausgabe. Edited by Ernst Suchalla. 2 vols. Göttingen:
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1994.
CPEB:CW Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works
CPEBE Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition
CPEB-Letters The Letters of C.P.E. Bach. Translated and edited by Stephen L. Clark.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
CPEB-Musik und Literatur Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Musik und Literatur in Norddeutschland:
Ausstellung zum 200. Todestag Bachs. Heide in Holstein:
Westholsteinische Verlagsanstalt Boyens, 1988.
CPEB-Spurensuche Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Spurensuche: Leben und Werk in
Selbstzeugnissen und Dokumenten seiner Zeitgenossen. Edited by Hans-
Günter Ottenberg. Leipzig: E.A. Seemann, 1994.
CPEB-Studies 1988 C.P.E. Bach Studies. Edited by Stephen L. Clark. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1988.
CPEB-Studies 2006 C.P.E. Bach Studies. Edited by Annette Richards. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2006.
CPEB-Westphal Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach im Spiegel seiner Zeit: Die
Dokumentensammlung Johann Jacob Heinrich Westphals. Edited by
Ernst Suchalla. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1993.
CV 1772 “Autographischer Catalogus von den Claviersonaten des C.Ph.E. Bach
bis zum Jahre 1772 komponirt.” MS in D-B, SA 4261.
DDT Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst
EDM Das Erbe deutscher Musik
Eisen Eisen, Cliff. “Thematisches Verzeichnis der Leopold Mozart
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Sinfonien, xiv–xxix. Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg 4. Bad
Reichenhall: Comes, 1990.
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Eisert Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Gellerts geistliche Oden und Lieder: Wq 194
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Engelhardt Engelhardt, Ruth. “Verzeichnis der Klavier- und Orgelwerke
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Enßlin/Rimek 2010 Enßlin, Wolfram and Tobias Rimek. “Der Choral bei Carl Philipp
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Enßlin/Wolf 2007 Enßlin, Wolfram and Uwe Wolf. “Die Prediger-Einführungsmusiken
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Er ist der Vater Er ist der Vater, wir sind die Bub’n: Essays in Honor of Christoph Wolff.
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Falck Falck, Martin. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sein Leben und seine Werke.
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Faulstich Faulstich, Bettina. Die Musikaliensammlung der Familie von Voß: Ein
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Fedtke Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Orgelwerke. Edited by Traugott Fedtke. 2
vols. Frankfurt: H. Litolff; New York: C.F. Peters, 1968.
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Fillion 1988 Fillion, Michelle. “C.P.E. Bach and the Trio Old and New.” In CPEB-
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Fisher 2008 Fisher, Stephen C. “C.P.E. Bach’s Sonatinas for Keyboard(s) and
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Frankfurt/Oder 1994 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Musik für Europa. Bericht über das
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Frankfurt/Oder 1998a Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs geistliche Musik. Bericht über das
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Frankfurt/Oder 1998b Die Verbreitung der Werke Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs in
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Frankfurt/Oder 2001 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach als Lehrer: Die Verbreitung der Musik Carl
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Frankfurt/Oder 2009 Kultur- und Musiktransfer im 18. Jahrhundert: Das Beispiel C.P.E. Bach
in musikkultureller Vernetzung Polen–Deutschland–Frankreich. Bericht
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Friedlaender Friedlaender, Max. Das deutsche Lied im 18. Jahrhundert: Quellen und
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Fröhlich Fröhlich, Anke. Zwischen Empfindsamkeit und Klassizismus: Der
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GHA Gemeinnützige hamburgische Anzeigen
Grand/Massip Grand, Cécile and Catherine Massip. Catalogue des manuscrits musicaux
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Hamburg 1988 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach und die europäische Musikkultur des mittleren
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Hammer/Schade Hammer, Friedrich and Herwarth von Schade. “Die Hamburger
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Harasim Harasim, Clemens. Die Quartalsmusiken von Carl Philipp Emanuel
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Hauschild Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Sonaten für Orgel. Edited by Peter
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HAW Gottfried August Homilius. Ausgewählte Werke
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Helm Helm, E. Eugene. Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Carl Philipp
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Henzel Henzel, Christoph. Graun-Werkverzeichnis (GraunWV). 2 vols.
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Heussner 1963 Heussner, Horst. “Der Musikdrucker Balthasar Schmid in Nürnberg.”
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HG 1766 Neu-vermehrtes Hamburgisches Gesang-Buch, zum heiligen Gebrauche des
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Hoboken Hoboken, Anthony van. Joseph Haydn. Thematisch-bibliographisches
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Hoffmann-Erbrecht Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu
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Hogwood Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. 23 pièces characteristiques for Keyboard.
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Horn Horn, Wolfgang. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Frühe Klaviersonaten: Eine
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Horn 1994 Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu
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Hortschansky Hortschansky, Klaus. Katalog der Kieler Musiksammlungen. Kassel:
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HUC Staats- und gelehrte Zeitung des Hamburgischen unpartheyischen
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JbSIM Jahrbuch des Staatlichen Instituts für Musikforschung Preußischer
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Kobayashi Kobayashi, Yoshitake. “Bach Copyists.” MS card file of Anon. copyists

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Kobayashi/Beisswenger Kobayashi, Yoshitake and Kirsten Beisswenger. Die Kopisten Johann
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Kulukundis Kulukundis, Elias N. “Die Versteigerung von C.P.E. Bachs
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Leipzig 2014 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach im Spannungsfeld zwischen Tradition und
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Leisinger/Wollny Leisinger, Ulrich and Peter Wollny. Die Bach-Quellen der Bibliotheken in
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Mortzfeld! Mortzfeld, Peter. Die Porträtsammlung der Herzog August Bibliothek

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MQ The Musical Quarterly
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NHG 1787 Neues Hamburgisches Gesangbuch zum öffentlichen Gottesdienste und zur
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NMA Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke
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NV 1790 Verzeichniß des musikalischen Nachlasses des verstorbenen Capellmeisters

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Rifkin 1985 Rifkin, Joshua. “ ‘...wobey aber die Singstimmen hinlänglich besetzt seyn
müssen ...’: Zum Credo der h-Moll-Messe in der Aufführung Carl
Philipp Emanuel Bachs.” Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis 9
(1985): 157–172.
RISM Répertoire international des sources musicales
RISM A/I. Einzeldrucke vor 1800. Edited by Karlheinz Schlager. 9
vols.; Addenda et Corrigenda, 4 vols.; indexes, 1 vol. Kassel: Bärenreiter,
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RISM A/II. Musikhandschriften nach 1600. Munich: K.G. Saur,

RISM B/II. Recueils imprimés: XVIIIe siècle. Edited by François Lesure.
Munich: Henle, 1964.
Roe 1989! Roe, Stephen. The Keyboard Music of J.C. Bach: Source Problems and
Stylistic Development in the Solo and Ensemble Works. New York:
Garland, 1989.
Rostirolla! Rostirolla, Giancarlo, ed. Il “mondo novo” musicale di Pier Leone Ghezzi.
Milan: Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 2001.
Sanders Sanders, Reginald LeMonte. “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and
Liturgical Music at the Hamburg Principal Churches from 1768 to
1788.” Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 2001.
Schlichte Schlichte, Joachim. Thematischer Katalog der kirchlichen
Musikhandschriften des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts in der Stadt- und
Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Signaturengruppe Ms. Ff.
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Schmid Schmid, Ernst Fritz. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach und seine
Kammermusik. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1931.
Schmid 1952 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Quartette für Klavier, Flöte, Bratsche und
Violoncello. 3 vols. Edited by Ernst Fritz Schmid. Kassel: Bärenreiter,
Schmid 1988 Schmid, Manfred Hermann. “ ‘Das Geschäft mit dem Nachlaß von
C.Ph.E. Bach’: Neue Dokumente zur Westphal-Sammlung des
Conservatoire Royal de Musique und der Bibliothèque Royale de
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Schmieder Schmieder, Wolfgang. Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der
musikalischen Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach: Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis
(BWV). Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1950; rev. ed., Wiesbaden:
Breitkopf & Härtel, 1990.
Schneider 1985 Schneider, Hans. Der Musikverleger Heinrich Philipp Bossler, 1744–
1812. Tutzing: H. Schneider, 1985.
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Scholz-Michelitsch Scholz-Michelitsch, Helga. Das Klavierwerk von Georg Christoph

Wagenseil: Thematischer Katalog. Vienna: Böhlau, 1966. Das Orchester-
und Kammermusikwerk von Georg Christoph Wagenseil. Thematischer
Katalog. Vienna: Böhlau, 1972.
Schröder Schröder, Hans. Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur
Gegenwart. 8 vols. Hamburg, 1851–53.
Schulenberg Schulenberg, David. The Instrumental Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1984.
Schulenberg 2014 Schulenberg, David. The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2014.
Schulze Schulze, Hans-Joachim. Katalog der Sammlung Manfred Gorke:
Bachiana und andere Handschriften und Drucke des 18. und frühen 19.
Jahrhunderts. Leipzig: Musikbibliothek der Stadt Leipzig, 1977.
Schwinger Schwinger, Tobias. Die Musikaliensammlung Thulemeier und die
Berliner Musiküberlieferung in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts.
Beeskow: Ortus Musikverlag, 2006.
Sheldon 1971 Sheldon, David A. “The Transition from Trio to Cembalo-Obbligato
Sonata in the Works of J.G. and C.H. Graun.” JAMS 24 (1971): 395–
Solfeggi Solfeggi pour la flûte traversière avec l’enseignement, par Monsr. Quantz.
Edited by Winfried Michel and Hermien Teske. Winterthur:
Amadeus, 1978.
Spányi Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Sämtliche Klavierwerke. Edited by Miklós
Spányi. 4 vols. Budapest: Könemann Music, 1999.
Steglich Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Vier Orchestersinfonien mit zwölf obligaten
Stimmen. Edited by Rudolf Steglich. Das Erbe deutscher Musik 18.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1942.
Stevens Stevens, Jane R. The Bach Family and the Keyboard Concerto: The
Evolution of a Genre. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park, 2001.
Suchalla Suchalla, Ernst. Die Orchestersinfonien Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs nebst
einem thematischen Verzeichnis seiner Orchesterwerke. Augsburg: W.
Blasaditsch, 1968.
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Terry Terry, Charles Sanford. John Christian Bach. London: Oxford

University Press, 1967.
Versuch I, II Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu
spielen. 2 vols. Berlin, 1753–62. Rev. ed. Leipzig, 1787–97.
Wade Wade, Rachel W. The Keyboard Concertos of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1981.
Wagner Wagner, Günther. Die Sinfonien Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs: Werdende
Gattung und Originalgenie. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 1994.
Warburton Warburton, Ernest. The Collected Works of Johann Christian Bach,
1735–1782. Vol. 48, pt. 1, Thematic Catalogue. New York: Garland,
Weinhold Weinhold, Liesbeth and Alexander Weinmann. Kataloge von
Musikverlegern und Musikalienhändlern im deutschsprachigen Raum
1700–1850: Verzeichnis mit Fundortnachweisen und einem historischen
Überblick. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1995.
Wierichs Wierichs, Alfred. Die Sonate für obligates Tasteninstrument und Violine
bis zum Beginn der Hochklassik in Deutschland. Kassel: Bärenreiter,
Wiermann Wiermann, Barbara. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Dokumente zu Leben
und Wirken aus der zeitgenössischen hamburgischen Presse (1767–1790).
Leipziger Beiträge zur Bach-Forschung 4. Hildesheim: Georg Olms,
Wiermann 2010 Wiermann, Barbara. “ ‘Sie haben einen sehr guten musikalischen
Magen, deßwegen erhalten Sie hierbey starke Speisen’: Johann
Heinrich Grave und das Sammeln von Musikalien im späten 18.
Jahrhundert.” BJ (2010): 249–74.
Wohlfarth Wohlfarth, Hannsdieter. Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach. Ein
Komponist im Vorfeld der Klassik. Bern and Munich: Francke, 1971.
Includes “Neues Verzeichnis der Werke von J. Chr. Fr. Bach,” pp. 220–
Wolf Wolf, Uwe. Gottfried August Homilius. Thematisches Verzeichnis der
musikalischen Werke (HoWV). Stuttgart: Carus, 2014.
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Wolf 2006 Wolf, Uwe. “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach und der ‘Münter-Jahrgang’ von
Georg Anton Benda.” BJ (2006): 205–28.
Wolf 2009 Wolf, Uwe. Gottfried August Homilius. Studien zu Leben und Werk mit
Werkverzeichnis (kleine Ausgabe). Stuttgart: Carus, 2009.
Wolff 1999 Wolff, Christoph. “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs Verzeichnis seiner
Clavierwerke von 1733 bis 1772.” Über Leben, Kunst und Kunstwerke:
Aspekte musikalischer Biographie. Johann Sebastian Bach im Zentrum.
Edited by Christoph Wolff, 217–35. Leipzig: Evangelische
Verlagsanstalt, 1999.
Wolff 2000! Wolff, Christoph. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician. New
York: W. W. Norton, 2000.
Wollny 1993 Wollny, Peter. “Sara Levy and the Making of Musical Taste in Berlin.”
MQ 77 (1993): 651–88.
Wollny 1995 Wollny, Peter. “Ein ‘musikalischer Veteran Berlins’: Der Schreiber
Anonymus 300 und seine Bedeutung für die Berliner Bach-
Überlieferung.” JbSIM (1995): 80–113.
Wollny 1997 Wollny, Peter. “Neue Bach-Funde.” BJ (1997): 7–50.
Wollny 1998a Wollny, Peter. “Anmerkungen zur Überlieferungs- und
Aufführungsgeschichte des Magnificat Wq 215 von Carl Philipp
Emanuel Bach.” In Frankfurt/Oder 1998a, 15–29.
Wollny 2010 Wollny, Peter. “Ein förmlicher Sebastian und Philipp Emanuel Bach-
Kultus”: Sara Levy und ihr musikalisches Wirken. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf
& Härtel, 2010.
Wotquenne Wotquenne, Alfred. Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Carl
Philipp Emanuel Bach. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1905.
Wutta Wutta, Eva Renate. Quellen der Bach-Tradition in der Berliner Amalien-
Bibliothek. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1989.
Youngren Youngren, William H. C.P.E. Bach and the Rebirth of the Strophic Song.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Zahn Zahn, Johannes. Die Melodien der deutschen evangelischen Kirchenlieder.
6 vols. Gütersloh: C. Bertelsmann, 1889–93.
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Zohn Zohn, Steven. Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in
Telemann’s Instrumental Works. New York: Oxford University Press,
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Library Sigla

A-Gd Graz, Bibliothek des Bischöflichen Seckauer Ordinariats

A-Gla Graz, Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv
A-GÖ Furth bei Göttweig, Benediktinerstift Göttweig, Musikarchiv
A-KR Kremsmünster, Benediktiner-Stift Kremsmünster, Regenterei oder
A-LA Lambach, Benediktiner-Stift Lambach, Bibliothek
A-M Melk, Benediktiner-Stift Melk, Bibliothek
A-RB Reichersberg, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift
A-Sd Salzburg, Dom-Musikarchiv
A-Sm Salzburg, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Bibliotheca Mozartiana
A-Ssp Salzburg, Stiftung St. Peter, Musikalienarchiv
A-Su Salzburg, Universitätsbibliothek
A-SEI Seitenstetten, Stift
A-SF St. Florian (Linz-Land), Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, Bibliothek und
A-ST Stams, Zisterzienserstift, Bibliothek und Musikarchiv
A-Wgm Vienna, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, Bibliothek
A-Wmi Vienna, Musikwissenschaftliches Institut der Universität
A-Wn Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Musiksammlung
A-Wst Vienna, Wienbibliothek im Rathaus
A-Z Zwettl, Zisterzienser-Stift, Bibliothek und Musikarchiv
B-Bc Brussels, Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, Bibliothèque
B-Br Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale Albert
CDN-Tu Toronto, University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Music Library
CH-Bu Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität Basel, Musiksammlung
CH-Bchristen Basel, Privatbibliothek Werner Christen
CH-BEl Bern, Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek
CH-COb Cologny-Genève, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Bibliotheca Bodmeriana
CH-E Einsiedeln, Kloster Einsiedeln, Musikbibliothek
CH-Gpu Geneva, Bibliothèque de Genève
CH-N Neuchâtel, Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Neuchâtel
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CH-SAf Sarnen, Benedikinerinnen-Abtei St Andreas

CH-SHa Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv des Kantons Schaffhausen
CH-SO Solothurn, Zentralbibliothek, Musiksammlung
CH-Zjacobi Zürich, Privatbibliothek Dr. Erwin Reuben Jacobi
CH-Zz Zürich, Zentralbibliothek
CZ-Bm Brno, Moravské zemské muzeum, oddelení dejin hudby
CZ-KRa Kroměříž, Arcibiskupský zámek, hudební sbírka
CZ-Pk Prague, Konservator Praze, hudební archiv
CZ-Pnm Prague, Národní muzeum—Muzeum Ceské hudby, hudební archiv
CZ-Pu Prague, Národní knihovna Ceské republiky
D-Au Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
D-AAst Aachen, Öffentliche Bibliothek, Musikbibliothek
D-ABGa Annaberg-Bucholz, Kantoreiarchiv St. Annen
D-AG Augustusburg, Evangelisch-lutherisches Pfarramt der Stadtkirche St.
Petri, Musiksammlung
D-AÖhk Altötting, Heilige Kapelle
D-ARk Arnstadt, Evangelisch-lutherisches Pfarramt, Bibliothek
D-B Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preußischer Kulturbesitz,
Musikabteilung mit Mendelssohn-Archiv
D-Bch Berlin, Musikbücherei Charlottenburg
D-Bga Berlin, Geheimes Staatsarchiv—Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
D-Bhm Berlin, Universität der Künste, Bibliothek
D-Bim Berlin, Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung
D-Bmi Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universitätsbibliothek,
Teilbibliothek Musikwissenschaft
D-Bsommer Berlin, Hans-Sommer-Archiv
D-Buh Berlin, Humboldt-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek
D-BAUd Bautzen, Domstift und Bischöfliches Ordinariat, Bibliothek und
D-BAUm Bautzen, Stadtmuseum
D-BDk Brandenburg, St. Katharinenkirche, Notenarchiv
D-BFb Burgsteinfurt, Fürst zu Bentheimsche Musikaliensammlung
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D-BMs Bremen, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek

D-BNba Bonn, Beethoven-Archiv
D-BNms Bonn, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar der Universität
D-BNu Bonn, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
D-BO Bollstedt, Evangelische Kirchengemeinde, Pfarrarchiv
D-BSsta Braunschweig, Stadtarchiv
D-BSZk Bad Salzungen, Notenbibliothek der Stadtkantorei
D-BÜ Büdingen (Hessen), Kulturgut Fürst zu Ysenburg und Büdingen
D-CEp Celle, Kirchenministerialbibliothek Celle im Kirchenamt
D-Dl Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek—Staats- und
Universitätsbibliothek, Musikabteilung
D-DGs Duisburg, Stadtbibliothek, Musikbibliothek
D-DO Donaueschingen, Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek
(now in D-KA)
D-DS Darmstadt, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
D-DT Detmold, Lippische Landesbibliothek
D-EIb Eisenach, Bachhaus und Bachmuseum
D-EU Eutin, Eutiner Landesbibliothek
D-F Frankfurt am Main, Universitätsbibliothek, Musik- und
D-Ff Frankfurt, Frankfurter Goethe-Haus, Freies Deutsches Hochstift,
D-FUl Fulda, Hochschul- und Landesbibliothek
D-FUsf Fulda, Schloss Fasanerie [not a RISM siglum]
D-Gs Göttingen, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek
D-GBR Großbreitenbach, Pfarramt, Archiv
D-GLAU Glauchau, St. Georgen, Musikarchiv
D-GOl Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek
D-GRu Greifswald, Universitätsbibliothek, Fachreferat Musik
D-Ha Hamburg, Staatsarchiv
D-Hcb Hamburg, Commerzbibliothek
D-Hj Hamburg, Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums, Bibliotheca Johannei
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D-Hmb Hamburg, Öffentliche Bücherhallen, Musikbücherei

D-Hnekb Hamburg, Nordkirchenbibliothek
D-Hs Hamburg, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Musikabteilung
D-HAmi Halle, Institut für Musikwissenschaft der Universität
D-HAu Halle, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
D-HAI Hainichen, Gellert-Museum
D-HEms Heidelberg, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar der Universität
D-HER Herrnhut, Brüder-Unität, Archiv
D-HVs Hannover, Stadtbibliothek, Musikabteilung
D-Ju Jena, Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
D-Kl Kassel, Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek
D-Kbv Kassel, Bärenreiter-Verlag, Bibliothek
D-Km Kassel, Musikakademie, Bibliothek
D-KA Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Musikabteilung
D-KFp Kaufbeuren, Archiv der Ev. Dreifaltigkeitskirche
D-KIl Kiel, Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesbibliothek
D-KNmi Köln (Cologne), Musikwissenschaftliches Institut der Universität
D-KNu Köln (Cologne), Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek
D-KPk Kempten, Evangelisch-lutherisches Pfarramt St. Mang,
D-Lr Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei und Stadtarchiv, Musikabteilung
D-LB Langenburg, Fürstlich Hohenlohe-Langenburg’sche Schloßbibliothek
D-LEb Leipzig, Bach-Archiv
D-LEm Leipzig, Städtische Bibliotheken, Musikbibliothek
D-LEmi Leipzig, Universität, Zweigbibliothek Musikwissenschaft und
D-LEsm Leipzig, Stadtgeschichtliches Museum
D-LEu Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek
D-LÜh Lübeck, Bibliothek der Hansestadt Lübeck, Musikabteilung
D-Mbs Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Musikabteilung
D-MEIr Meiningen, Staatliche Museen, Abteilung Musikgeschichte, Max-
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D-MEIl Meiningen, Thüringisches Staatsarchiv

D-Mh Munich, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Bibliothek
D-MLHb Mühlhausen, Blasiuskirche, Pfarrarchiv Divi Blasii
D-MÜs Münster, Santini-Bibliothek
D-MÜu Münster, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
D-NEhz Neunstein, Hohenlohe-Zentralarchiv, Landesarchiv
D-Ngm Nuremberg, Germanisches National-Museum, Bibliothek
D-OB Ottobeuren, Benediktiner-Abtei, Bibliothek
D-OLl Oldenburg, Landesbibliothek
D-OLH Olbernhau, Evangelisch-lutherisches Pfarramt, Pfarrarchiv
D-POTh Potsdam, Fachhochschule, Hochschulbibliothek
D-Q Quedlinburg, Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek
D-Rp Regensburg, Bischöfliche Zentralbibliothek, Proske-Musikbibliothek
D-Rtt Regensburg, Fürst Thurn und Taxis Hofbibliothek und
D-RH Rheda, Fürst zu Bentheim-Tecklenburgische Musikbibliothek
D-ROu Rostock, Universitätsbibliothek, Fachgebiet Musik
D-RUl Rudolstadt, Thüringisches Staatsarchiv
D-SAAmi Saarbrücken, Musikwissenschaftliches Institut der Universität
D-Sh Stuttgart, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst,
D-Sl Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek
D-SDOk Schorndorf, Evangelische Kirchengemeinde, Musikbibliothek und
D-ST Stade, Predigerbibliothek
D-SWl Schwerin, Landesbibliothek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
D-TRb Trier, Bistumsarchiv
D-Tu Tübingen, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek
D-W Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
D-WFe Weißenfels, Ephoralbibliothek
D-WKSk Wolkenstein, St. Bartholomäuskirche
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D-WL Wuppertal, Wissenschaftliche Stadtbibliothek

D-WO Worms, Stadtbibliothek und öffentliche Büchereien
D-WRz Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek
D-WRgs Weimar, Klassik Stiftung, Goethe-Schiller-Archiv
D-WRha Weimar, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Thüringisches
D-WRtl Weimar, Thüringische Landesbibliothek, Musiksammlung
D-WWW Wolfegg, Fürst zu Waldburg–Wolfegg–Waldsee, Musikarchiv
DK-A Århus, Statsbiblioteket
DK-Ch Christiansfeld, Brødremenigheden (Herrnhutgemeinde)
DK-Kk Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek
DK-Kmk Copenhagen, Det Kongelige danske Musikkonservatoriums Bibliotek
DK-Kv Copenhagen, Musikvidenskabeligt Institut, Københavns Universitet,
DK-Ou Odense, Odense Universitetsbibliotek, Musikafdelingen
DK-Tv Tåsinge, Valdemars Slot
F-Pc Paris, Bibliothèque du Conservatoire (in F-Pn)
F-Pn Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département de la Musique
F-Sim Strasbourg, Institut de Musicologie de l’Université
F-Sn Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire
F-Ssp Strasbourg, Bibliothèque du Séminaire Protestant
GB-Cfm Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
GB-Ckc Cambridge, King’s College, Rowe Music Library
GB-Cu Cambridge, University Library
GB-DRc Durham, The Cathedral Library
GB-Ge Glasgow, Euing Music Library
GB-Gtc Glasgow, Trinity College Library
GB-Lam London, Royal Academy of Music, Library
GB-Lbl London, The British Library
GB-Lbm London, British Museum
GB-Lcm London, Royal College of Music
GB-Ob Oxford, Bodleian Library
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GB-SA St. Andrews, University Library

GB-Yu York, University of York, Library
H-Bb Budapest, Bártók Béla Zenemuvészeti, Szakközépiskola Könyvtára
H-Bl Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Főiskola Könyvtára
H-Bn Budapest, Országos Széchényi Könyvtár
H-KE Keszthely, Helikon Kastélymúzeum Könyvtára
H-VEs Veszprém, Székesegyházi Kottatár
HR-Zha Zagreb, Zbirka Don Nikole Udina Algarotti
I-BRc Brescia, Conservatorio Statale di Musica A. Venturi, Biblioteca
I-MOe Modena, Biblioteca Estense
I-Rdp Rome, Archivio Doria Pamphilj
I-Rsc Rome, Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, Biblioteca Musicale Governativa
I-TVco Treviso, Biblioteca Comunale
I-Vc Venice, Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello, Biblioteca
LT-Vn Vilnius, Lietuvos nacionaline Martyno Mazvydo biblioteka
LV-R Riga, Jazepa Vitola Latvijas Muzikas Akademija biblioteka
LV-Rg Riga, Latvijas Nacionala biblioteka
N-Ou Oslo, Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo
N-T Trondheim, Gunnerusbiblioteket, Universitetsbiblioteket i Trondheim
NL-At Amsterdam, Toonkunst-Bibliotheek
NL-Au Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek
NL-DHgm The Hague, Gemeentemuseum
NL-DHk The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
NL-Ur Utrecht, Rijksarchief
NL-Uu Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek
PL-Cb Cieszyn, Ksiaznica Cieszynska
PL-GD Gdańsk, Biblioteka Gdańska Polskiej Akademii Nauk
PL-Kj Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska
PL-KRZ Krzeszów Kamiennogórski, Opactwo SS. Benedyktynek
PL-Wn Warsaw, Biblioteka Narodowa
PL-Wu Warsaw, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka
PL-WRu Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka
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RO-BRbn Braşov, Evangelische Kirche A.B. Kronstadt, Archiv und Bibliothek der
RO-Sa Sibiu, Arhivele Nationale ale României, Directiei Judetene
RUS-KAn Kaliningrad, Kaliningradskoyo gosudartvennoyo universiteta
RUS-Mrg Moscow, Rossijskaja Gosudarstvennaja biblioteka
RUS-SPsc St. Petersburg, Rossijskaja nacional’naja biblioteka
S-L Lund, Universitetsbiblioteket
S-Sk Stockholm, Kungl. biblioteket
S-Skma Stockholm, Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
S-Sm Stockholm, Musikmuseet
S-Sr Stockholm, Riksarkivet
S-St Stockholm, Kungl. teaterns bibliotek
S-Uu Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket
US-AAu Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Music Library
US-Bh Boston, Harvard Musical Association Library
US-Bp Boston, Boston Public Library, Music Department
US-BEm Berkeley, University of California, Music Library
US-BER Berea, Ohio, Baldwin-Wallace College, Riemenschneider-Bach
Institute, Emilie and Karl Riemenschneider Memorial Bach Library
US-BETm Bethlehem, Archives of the Moravian Church in Bethlehem
US-BLu Bloomington, Indiana University, William and Gayle Cook Music
US-Cn Chicago, Newberry Library
US-CA Cambridge, Harvard University, Harvard College Library
US-CAe Cambridge, Harvard University, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library
US-CAh Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library
US-CHH Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, Music Library
US-Eu Evanston, Northwestern University Libraries
US-LAum Los Angeles, University of California, Music Library
US-MED Medford, Tufts University Library
US-I Ithaca, Cornell University Music Library
US-NH New Haven, Yale University, The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
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US-NYcu New York, Columbia University, Music Library

US-NYj New York, The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
US-NYp New York, Public Library at Lincoln Center, Music Division
US-PHkm Philadelphia, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Krauth Memorial
US-PHlc Philadelphia, Library Company of Philadelphia
US-PO Poughkeepsie, Vassar College, George Sherman Dickinson Music
US-PROu Providence, Brown University Libraries
US-R Rochester, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley
Music Library
US-RIVu Riverside, University of California, The General Library
US-SLc Saint Louis, Concordia Seminary Library
US-SLug Saint Louis, Washington University, Gaylord Music Library
US-Su Seattle, University of Washington, Music Library
US-U Urbana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Music Library
US-UP University Park, The Pennsylvania State University Library
US-Wc Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, Music Division
US-WS Winston-Salem, Moravian Music-Foundation, Peter Memorial Library

crhe Complete Works


CPEB:CW, VIII/4, Portrait Collection (Part 1: Catalogue; Part II: Plates) won a 2013 design award from
Bookbuilders of Boston at the 56th annual New England Book Show in the professional illustrated category.
The judges commented: "We were taken by this series' classic design and the appropriateness of the simple,
minimalistic typesetting... The writers/publishers effectively executed the split volumes, with the books easily
referencing each other." The two-volume set was edited by Annette Richards, with appendices edited by Paul

CPEB:CW, VIl/1-3, Bach's Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen, edited and with commentary by
Tobías Plebuch, won a 2012 design award from Bookbuilders of Boston at the 55th annual New England Book
Show in the professional, non-illustrated category. The judges were particularly impressed with the page
production that enabled editorial footnotes and Bach's original footnotes to be graphically distinct but still easy
for the reader to follow.


"This Complete Works is an edition for the twenty-first century, its slender volumes appearing swiftly, in step
with an ambitious production schedule. ... [T]he price of these volumes puts them within easy grasp of even our
most impecunious graduate students, and within the budgets of university and college libraries... The volumes
are sturdy and handsome, with well-chosen facsímile pages... Other important documents have been made
readily available, at no cost, through the website of the edition."
Richard Kramer, Keyboard Perspectives V, 2014

"Nowhere else can one purchase a self-standing scholarly edition, complete with critical report, for only $25.
[Magníficat, V/1] lt should perhaps go without saying that any music library should be sure to have a copy of
this edition in its collection."