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Das wohltemperierte Klavier - cemb; BWV 870-872, 875-880, 882-893

Summary

Name Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Standardized title Das wohltemperierte Klavier
Scoring summary cemb
Title on source [Manuscript music, untitled]
RISM ID No. 806338112

Library information

Library siglum GB-Lbl Add. 35021

Content

Work number 1.1.1
Title of movement, tempo Praelude et Fugue i
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode C
PAE Code
Work number 1.2.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga à 3.
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode C
PAE Code
Work number 1.3.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium 2.
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode c
PAE Code
Work number 1.4.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga 2
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode c
PAE Code
Work number 1.5.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude 3
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode Cx
PAE Code
Work number 1.6.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode Cx
PAE Code
Work number 1.7.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium 6
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode d
PAE Code
Work number 1.8.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga. 6.
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode d
PAE Code
Work number 1.9.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium 7.
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode E|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.10.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga 7
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode E|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.11.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude 8
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode d|x
PAE Code
Work number 1.12.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga a 4
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode d|x
PAE Code
Work number 1.13.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium i0
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode e
PAE Code
Work number 1.14.1
Title of movement, tempo fuga i0
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode e
PAE Code
Work number 1.15.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium ii
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode F
PAE Code
Work number 1.16.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga ii
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode F
PAE Code
Work number 1.17.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude i3
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode Fx
PAE Code
Work number 1.18.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga à 3. i3
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode Fx
PAE Code
Work number 1.19.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium i4
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode f|x
PAE Code
Work number 1.20.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga i4
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode f|x
PAE Code
Work number 1.21.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium i5
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode G
PAE Code
Work number 1.22.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga i5
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode G
PAE Code
Work number 1.23.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium i6
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode g
PAE Code
Work number 1.24.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga i6
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode g
PAE Code
Work number 1.25.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude i7 è Fugue
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode A|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.26.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga . ex As dur. 17
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode A|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.27.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude i8
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode D|x
PAE Code
Work number 1.28.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode D|x
PAE Code
Work number 1.29.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium i9
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode A
PAE Code
Work number 1.30.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga i9
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode A
PAE Code
Work number 1.31.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium 20
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode a
PAE Code
Work number 1.32.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga 20
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode a
PAE Code
Work number 1.33.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude 2i
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode B|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.34.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga 2i
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode B|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.35.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude 22
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode b|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.36.1
Title of movement, tempo fuga a 4. 22.
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode b|b
PAE Code
Work number 1.37.1
Title of movement, tempo Prelude 23
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode B
PAE Code
Work number 1.38.1
Title of movement, tempo fuga a 4. 23.
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode B
PAE Code
Work number 1.39.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium 24
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode b
PAE Code
Work number 1.40.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga 24
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode b
PAE Code
Work number 1.41.1
Title of movement, tempo Praeludium 9
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode E
PAE Code
Work number 1.42.1
Title of movement, tempo Fuga 9
Voice/instrument keyb
Key or mode E
PAE Code

Distribution

Total scoring cemb

Material description

Type Autograph manuscript
Publishing, Printing and Production Information 1700-1745
Format, extent score: 22f.
Dimensions 40 x 30 cm
Name Bach, Anna Magdalena (1701-1760) [Copyist]
Binding note Folios orignally folded down the centre to form bifolia; when bound by the British Library, the folios were mounted flat, with the exception of ff. 13r-14r

Further information

General note [S.l.], [s.n.], ca. 1744
21 of the 24 preludes and fugues of Das Wohltemperierte Clavier, Book 2, by Johann Sebastian Bach. All the music is in the hand of the composer, with the exception of the preludes and fugues in C minor, D minor, E major and G major, and part of the F major prelude (f.8r), which are in the hand of his second wife, Anna Magdalena Bach
Praelude et Fugue i-Fuga à 3.-Praeludium 2.-Fuga 2-Prelude 3-Fuga-Praeludium 6.-Fuga. 6.-Praeludium 7.-Fuga 7-Prelude 8-Fuga. a 4-Praeludium i0-Fuga i0-Praeludium ii-Fuga ii-Prelude i3-Fuga à 3. i3-Praeludium i4-Fuga i4-Praeludium i5-Fuga i5-Praeludium i6.-Fuga i6-Prelude i7 è Fugue-Fuga . ex As dur. 17-Prelude i8-Fuga-Praeludium i9-Fuga i9-Praeludium 20-Fuga 20-Prelude 2i-Fuga 2i-Prelude 22-Fuga à 4. 22-Prelude 23.-Fuga à 4. 23-Praeludium 24-Fuga 24-Praeludium 9-Fuga 9
Probably inherited by Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann in 1750; acquired by Muzio Clementi in London in c.1820-1; bought at auction by John George Emett, and inherited by his son John Sebastian Wilmot Emett in 1847, who sold the MS at Christie's in ca. 1859 when it was bought by Clarissa Sarah Clarke (née Douglas). In 1879, 20 of the 21 preludes and fugues were sold by Clarissa Clarke to Sarah Harriet Emett, and one leaf, containing prelude and fugue in E major, was retained by Clarissa Clarke. In 1891 the MS was bequeathed by Sarah Emett to Eliza Wesley, who in turn bequeathed it to the British Museum in 1896; the same year, the British Museum purchased the leaf with the E major prelude and fugue from Clarissa Clarke
Six distinct watermarks: Hammer and anvil; Schonburg coat of arms; Two-headed eagle; Three lilies with unicorn (f.13 only); Two-headed eagle with sceptre (f.15 only); Two-headed eagle with letters HR (f.20 only)

References

Catalog of works BWV , 870-872, 875-880, 882-893
Bibliographic reference BLMF 1
TomitaB 2011

Index terms

Subject heading Preludes
Fugues (inst.)
Name Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) [Composer cross-reference]
Clementi, Muzio (1752-1832) [Former owner]
Clarke, Clarissa Sarah (1826c*) [Former owner]
Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann (1710-1784) [Former owner]
Wesley, Eliza (1819-1895) [Former owner]
Emett, Sarah Harriet [Former owner]
Emett, John Sebastian Wilmot (1838*) [Former owner]
Emett, John George (1787-1847) [Former owner]

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